Well, Feeder are quite a good band, Ive been into them for sometime now. Their last album (Pushing the Senses) was a bit of a disapointment, but their older stuff is really good. 'Yesterday Went to Soon' is one of my favourite albums, and 'Just a Day' is a classic single.
An artist Ive just started getting into is John Frusciante. He's the guitarist for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but has doen quite a few solo albums. Apparently a lot of these albums are written, recorded and published in a few months. He does some excellent guiter work, and some of the songs are very personal. He has quite a few tracks to download legally from his website: http://www.johnfrusciante.com/demos.php
I recomend his 'Inside of Emptiness' album, and I love the track 'What I Saw' from it.