If you’re a true music lover, and find satisfaction in exploring different genres, indie should definitely be on your bucket list. Indie stands for “independent” since the music is being produced independently from record labels.
This genre of music may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there are some fabulous indie groups which we know will sweep you off your feet. Therefore, if you want to kick off a whole new section in your music experience, take a look at these 5 groups which will make you love indie music.
1. Arctic Monkeys
This English rock band is definitely one of the best and most successful bands doing indie. The four members group with Alex Turner as the lead vocalist is on top of this list for a reason.
They began playing together back in 2002 and in 2006 their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, became the fastest ever selling debut album in the UK.
They continued delivering great music which brought them Brit Awards for Best British Group and Best British Album, Grammy nominations and a place under the spotlight as the headliner of major festivals.
Their biggest hit is Do I Wanna Know? so start from there and see where that takes you.
2. The Killers
This American band originating from 2001 has had major success with all their albums and headlined some of the biggest and most important venues such as the Wembley and Madison Square Garden.
With Brandon Flowers as the lead vocalists and a specific sound to their music, this band is considered to be one of the best bands in the 21st century.
They’ve been nominated for several Grammy Awards and in 2007 they won a BRIT Award for “Best International Band”.
Make sure you check out their greatest hits such as When You Were Young, Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, etc.
3. Florence and the Machine
Unlike anything you’ve ever heard, this English indie rock band produces and delivers music with a specific, unique sound thanks to the powerful vocal of the lead singer, Florence Welch.
From their debut album Lungs, in 2007, till today, they keep on nurturing their style and giving their audience exactly what they want.
They have been nominated for numerous awards and won several major ones.
They’re globally recognized for their hit song Say My Name.
4. Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band whose co-founders and members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are husband and wife. Along with other members of the band, this indie group has been active since 2001 and they just keep getting better.
In 2011, after releasing their third album, The Suburbs they’ve won a Grammy for Album of the Year and a BRIT for Best International Album.
Check them out and see why they’re so considered to be one of the best indie groups.
5. The Strokes
Finally, this American rock band originating from New York City is our last pick for this list.
They got together in 1998 and had major success with their debut album Is This It, released in 2011. It’s listed number eight on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.
Make sure you listen to their work from all their stages.
So there you have it. Hopefully, you’ll recognize the quality, uniqueness, and beauty in all the 5 indie bands we’ve listed today and enjoy listening to their music.