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Indie music

  1. 1. Indie
  2. 2. The root of Indie • Indie is a type of music that originated from the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. • The characteristics of the Indie genre are artists that are signed to independent record labels. The term Indie is an abbreviation of the word Independent.
  3. 3. What links does it have to other genres? • The Indie genre is derived from the alternative rock genre. It then branched out to sub genres such as indie pop, garage rock, Indie-folk, post-punk, and new wave • Some examples of Indie artists are Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay bicycle club, the kooks, 1975, Mumford and Sons. Many of them started in the Indie scene, but some artists such as Arctic Monkeys have moved onto the more mainstream and pop side of the Indie culture.
  4. 4. Arctic Monkeys • They are an indie band from Sheffield, who formed in 2002 and belong to the label Domino. They have just released their fifth studio album called “AM”. The main genres they are associated with are Indie rock; also garage rock, psychedelic rock, garage rock and post –punk revival.
  5. 5. Typical Listener • With our own knowledge, the average typical age of a listener to Indie music is mid-teens to late twenties. The Indie genre is quite male dominated, but attracts both male and female audiences.
  6. 6. Iconic Tracks An example of their old music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqkBRVukQ mE - An example of their new music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQH8ZTgna 3Q -
  7. 7. Two Door Cinema Club • They are an Indie band from Northern Ireland, who formed in 2007 and belong to the labels Kitsune, Glassnote, Cooperative, and Parlophone. They have released two studio albums, one in 2010 and one in 2012. They have had eleven singles and have performed in the 2012 London Olympics. The main genres they are associated with are Indie rock, Dance punk, new wave, and post-punk revival. • With our own knowledge, the average typical age of a listener to indie music is mid-teens to late twenties. The indie genre has a mixture of male and female listeners.
  8. 8. Iconic Tracks • An example of their music from their 2010 album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLK4oaXUuLg • An example of their music from their 2012 album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIOqiAPqa3g • An example of a track they released in 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovnCXhogusc
  9. 9. Album covers • Arctic Monkeys: This cover is of the recent album that they have released called “AM”. • Visual Cues:
  10. 10. Album covers • Two Door Cinema Club: This cover is of the their most recent album “Beacon”. • Visual Cues:
  11. 11. Album covers • The 1975: This cover is of their most recent album “IV”, that was released in 2013. • Visual cues:
  12. 12. Album covers • Mumford and Sons: This cover is of their most recent album “Babel”. • Visual cues:
  13. 13. Indie record label •
  14. 14. Music Magazine

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