Indie Bands You Just Can’t Ignore

Nowadays, there’s a ton of music out there. And let’s be honest, it’s not for everyone. Sure, some songs are ultra-catchy, while others have a fantastic tune or cool lyrics but, more and more, mainstream music is beginning to appeal to a very select crowd.

Oftentimes, stars that present what is categorized as ‘mainstream music’, receive huge support from already loyal fans.

So, it’s them who are being celebrated, not their music. Of course, that’s not to say that their music isn’t good, sometimes it’s just not as great as everyone makes it out to be.

As a result, many times, music enthusiasts like myself, are disillusioned by the lack of music content that we actually enjoy.

We’re bored of the old stuff and want some new content.

Many times, we can’t find it and end up retreating back into our safe havens with our frequently played playlist switched on, but today, we’ve gone ahead and made a list of some indie bands we think will be worth your time, regardless of your usual taste. So for those lost music lovers, here’s a stepping stone towards musical salvation.


The 1975


Now, these guys, they’re great. They’ve got it all. Funky hairdos, edgy songs, pop sounding songs, sad songs and even the ‘I’m pumped but not angry’ songs.

They’re funny, their videos are cute and every time you hear the lyrics, you’ll somehow find a new meaning in them. The only problem is that their voices are so one of a kind, you’ll sound pretty terrible when you sing along.

And believe me; you’ll definitely want to sing along.


Arctic Monkeys


After dropping hit albums like ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’ and ‘AM’, the Arctic Monkeys became hugely popular in some circles. However, this band still isn’t getting the attention they deserve.

They’re gritty and alluring, with deep, soft voices and alt rock tunes. Their lyrics are confusing and mysterious, like most of their songs. The song names, like ‘Arabella’ and ‘Golden Trunks’ tend to stick in your mind.

Overall, they make you feel empowered, a little angsty and you’ll probably end up obsessed.


The Lumineers


This group right here is quite at odds with the typical indie bands. They’re not particularly gritty or emotive, and they don’t fall into the alt rock or electronic rock categories.

Instead, their voices are soft, their lyrics lilting and lovely and they maintain a sort of common thread throughout their songs. They’ve got a great variety of love songs, and some songs which almost sound like stories.

Plus, if you watch the videos, you’ll notice a fair few of them are interconnected, which is pretty cool.

There’s something really uplifting and upbeat about almost all their songs, so if you’re going through a tough time, chances are these songs might make you feel a little better for a while.