There are two bands called the Vanguards 1. The Vanguards were a rock band from Oslo, Norway that debuted in 1961. Although the band disbanded eight years later, members continued to reunite for appearances during the 1970s. The Vanguards was one of Norway's most popular rock band during the 1960's they mostly played cover songs. 2. http://thevanguardsuk.com/ A british indie band. Within months of forming The Vanguards found themselves recording in The Charlatans studio with legendary production duo Dave Tolan and Jim Spencer (Primal Scream, The Charlatans) – the result is ‘Regress’ – a gritty blast of raw energy blended with a genuine pop melody, it’s a rock/pop hit in the making. The Vanguards style of hard edged, sub pop is garnering fans right left and centre – so much so that ‘Regress’ became Radcliffe and Maconie’s ROW, as well as Pete Mitchell’s Xfm ROW, further recognising their raw talent.