Indie bands you must listen to right now

Posted at September 23rd, 2015 | by Akshita | in

Indie is known as ‘the other side of music’ and let’s take a ride with the 10 most promising bands in the Indie genre.

 

The Neighbourhood 

AKA THE NBHD is an American Indie-rock band with hit singles like “Sweater weather”, “Female Robbery”, “Let it go” and “Afraid”. The band consisting of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and drummer Brandon Fried was formed in August 2011 and has released 3 EPs and a studio album. Their second studio album, “Wiped Out!” will be out on October 30th

 

 

Bastille 

The Grammy nominated British band best known for their single “Pompeii” was formed in 2010 by lead singer Daniel Smith, and was joined by Chris “Woody” Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons, later in 2015 was also joined by their touring member, Charlie Barnes. By 2015, Bastille has released 2 EP’s, 3 mixtapes and a studio album called “Bad Blood”.

 

 

Imagine Dragons

The Grammy winner American Indie-rock band took over the charts with the release of their debut studio album “Night Visions” back in 2012 and their second album “Smoke + Mirrors” released on February 17, 2015, reached No.1 in the US Billboard 200.

 

 

The 1975

Their debut album debuted at No.1 in the UK Album Charts, the English Indie-rock band has 4 EPs under their name, the band is known for their songs such as “Chocolate”, “Sex”, “Girls” and “Me”.

 

 

Arctic Monkeys

The Grammy nominated and seven Brit award winning, English Indie-rock band was formed back in 2002. The band is distinct from other bands because of the lead singer, Alex Turner’s distinct voice. The band has released 3 EPs and 5 studio albums till 2015.

 

 

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty øne pilots previously consisting of four members are now an American duo. The band now has Tyler Joseph, lead vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, ukulele, keytar, synthesizer and Josh Dun as drummer. The band wants to make “people think” with their music. They currently have two self-released album and two signed albums.

 

The Strokes

Formed back in 1998, the American Indie-rock band brought a revolution in the Indie music industry with heir debut album, “Is This It” in 2001. The album was ranked 199 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time and number 8 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums Of All Time. Till date they have 5 studio albums under their name.

 

 

Vampire Weekend

The Grammy winning Indie-rock band was formed back in 2006 in their university days. In 2012, the band made it onto the list of U.S. President, Barack Obama’s list of musical artists that he required support from for his re-election campaign. Till 2015, the band has 3 studio albums and 2 EPs.

 


Kodaline

Formerly known as 21 Demands, Kodaline are an Irish Indie-rock band. Their most successful single “All I Want” featured on different TV shows such as MTV’s “Catfish”, CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” and is currently the theme tune for Channel 4’s “Gogglebox”. The song was also featured on the soundtrack of “The Fault In Our Stars” movie. The band till date has 2 Studio albums and 6 EPs.

 

Alt-J

The Grammy nominated English Indie-rock band was formed back in 2007. The lead vocalist, Newman, once said that, “I basically went to art school to start a band.” The band is known for their hit singles such as “Breezeblocks”, “Tessellate”, “Every Other Freckle” and “Something Good”. As of 2015, the band has 3 EPs and 2 Studio Albums.

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