List Headline Image
Updated by Vaishnavi Kumar on Jun 22, 2017
Headline for 20 Indie Bands You Need To Hear (If You Haven't Already)
 REPORT
20 items   4 followers   8 votes   269 views

20 Indie Bands You Need To Hear (If You Haven't Already)

Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Indie rock was extremely diverse, with subgenres that include indie pop, jangle pop, and lo-fi, among others. Here's a list of bands that are already making a splash in the circuits and you should be listening to if you haven't heard them already.

2

Alt-J

Alt-J

Alt-J was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitar, bass), Joe Newman (guitar, vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums). This band from Cambridge are on the top of everyone's playlist. With refreshing music to offer, this band should be on your playlist too!

Most Popular for:- Breezeblocks, Every Other Freckle, Left Hand Free and Taro among others.

4

London Grammar

London Grammar

Singer Hannah Reid, guitarist Dan Rothman and Dot Major complete the London Grammar line-up. The singer and the guitarist write amazing lyrics together. When their popularity rose after releasing "Hey now" they never had to look back.
P.s:- Check out Hannah Reid's beautiful voice!

Most Popular For:- Wasting My Young Years, Hey Now, Strong and Nightcall among others.

5

Daughter

Daughter

Daughter consists of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella. Elena being a multi- talented artist (She sings and writes her own songs) already has a 4 tracks to her name. Igor and Remi bring their own style into the music and together, they create magic!

Most Popular For:- Youth, Smother and Still among others.

7

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club is a Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland consisting of Alex Trimble (vocals, guitar), Kevin Baird (bass, vocals), Sam Halliday (guitar, vocals) and, live only, Benjamin Thompson (drums). They are fun and their music is lively. Their country fulled indie music will make you jump up and dance even before you get to the end of the song!

Most Popular For:- What You Know, Something Good Can Work, Undercover Martyn among others

11

Walk The Moon

Walk The Moon

Walk the Moon is an indie rock band that consists of Nicholas Petricca (vocals, keyboards), Kevin Ray (bass, vocals), Eli Maiman (guitar, vocals) and Sean Waugaman (drums, vocals).
"Oh don't you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me."
I said, "You're holding back,"
She said, "Shut up and dance with me!"
This woman is my destiny
She said, "Oh, oh, oh,
Shut up and dance with me."

Here's a taste! Just Shut Up and check them out.

Most Popular For:- Shut Up And Dance and Anna Sun among others

12

The Kooks

The Kooks

British indie rock band currently consists of Luke Pritchard (vocals, guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar), Peter Denton (bass) and Nick Millard (drums). Listen to Naive and watch your heart melt.

Most Popular For:- Naive, Bad Habit, She Moves In Her Own Way among others.

17

Of Monsters And Men

Of Monsters And Men

Of Monsters and Men rose to the top of the billboards and everyone's hearts with their platinum smash Little Talks. Yes! I know it's in your playlist! Their music is so infectious that it will have you humming their tunes in no time.

Most Popular For:- Little Talks, Crystals, Dirty Paws among others.

19

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys consists of Alex Turner (vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O’Malley (backing vocals, bass) and Matt Helders (drums, vocals). Indie rock has never been better after the creation of this band!
You already know the Do I Wanna Know's catchy creepy music, Don't you?

Most Popular For:- Do I Wanna Know?, R U Mine? among others.

1

Dinosaur Pile-Up

Dinosaur Pile-Up

Dinosaur Pile-Up are an English alternative rock band who formed in late 2007. Hailing from Leeds, West Yorkshire. Current members are lead singer and guitarist Matt Bigland, drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Johnny Seymour. Super hot and Super innovative. They take grunge to a completely different level! Check them out!

Most Popular For:- Peninsular, Nature Nurture, Mona Lisa among others

3

The xx

The xx

The xx are a Mercury Prize-winning trio formed in 2005 in London. The band members are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith. Now here comes a band whose lyrics will set your heart thumping. The music is unique and is bound to make this band one of your favourites.

Most Popular for:- Intro, Crystallised, Angels and Islands among others.

6

CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES

CHVRCHES (pronounced as “churches”) consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, occasionally synths and samplers), Iain Cook (synths, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synths, samplers, vocals).
Three words. Electronic indie music. This doesn't get better!

Most Popular For:- The Mother We Share, Recover, Gun among others.

8

Passion Pit

Passion Pit

Passion Pit consists of Michael Angelakos (lead vocals, keyboards), Ian Hultquist (keyboards, guitar), Xander Singh (synthesizer, samples), Jeff Apruzzese (bass, synth bass), and Nate Donmoyer (drums). Now admit it, even for an indie music layman you've heard about this band in the indie music scene. Their music speaks from themselves!

Most Popular For:- Take A Walk, Lifted Up, Sleepyhead among others.

9

The Naked And Famous

The Naked And Famous

The Naked and Famous are a five piece indie band comprising of Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood. Alisa's voice is hypnotising and so is the music this band creates. The music pulls you into the vortex as every beat plays at your heart strings.
P.S:- Their song "the sun" played at the end of a True Blood episode. (Are you googling them already?)

Most Popular For:- Young Blood, Punching In A Dream, The Sun among others

10

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club are a band comprising of Jack Steadman (vocals, guitar, bass), Jamie MacColl (bass, guitar, banjo, vocals), Suren De Saram (drums), Ed Nash (bass, keyboard, mandolin). This band is at a different level which words fall short of when describing them.
P.s:- They can get you emo by the time you're done with their songs.

Most Popular For:- Shuffle, Luna, Come To among others

13

Foals

Foals

Foals are an indie rock/british rock band which formed in England. Another English boy band. This just keeps getting better doesn't it? Their music has found appeal in every music lover's eyes..er i mean ears!

Most Popular For:- My Number, Inhaler, Spanish Sahara among others.

14

Foster The People

Foster The People

Foster the People is an indie rock/indie pop band that consists of Mark Foster (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Cubbie Fink (bass, vocals) and Mark Pontius (drums). Hey! There's finally a band that you're familiar with! Let me guess! You've heard Pumped Up Kicks already!

Most Popular For:- Pumped Up Kicks, Houdini, Helena Beat among others.

15

The Vaccines

The Vaccines

The Vaccines are a London, UK indie rock band consisting of Justin Young (vocals, guitar), Arni Hjorvar (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar), and Pete Robertson (drums). Okay Ladies, They are English and they don't have a huge female fan following for nothing. Boys, Don't worry if your girlfriends drag you for their concerts, their music is enjoyable too.

Most Popular For:- A Simple Life, I'll Remember among others.

16

The Wombats

The Wombats

The Wombats are a three-piece indie band that consists of Matthew Murphy (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Tord Overland Knudsen (bass, vocals) and Dan Haggis (drums, vocals). They are Crazy and they are Wild so deal with it.
P.s:- You don't even need alcohol, you'll get high to their music.

Most Popular For:- Greek Tragedy, Tokyo, Let's Dance To Joy Divison

18

The Black Keys

The Black Keys

The Black Keys consists of singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. They are a two-man group creating a lot of blues-rock indie music. Trust me, you'll love them (if you don't already!).

Most Popular For:- Lonely Boy, Tighten Up, Gold On The Ceiling among others

20

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, bass drum), Country Winston (banjo, slide guitar, vocals), Ted Dwane (double bass, drums, vocals), and Ben Lovett (keyboards, accordion, vocals). This indie folk group create uplifting music which has gained a huge popularity among every indie lover.

Most Popular For:- Believe, I Will Wait, Little Lion Man among others.