These are Album covers of more indie
As you can see in the images. There are
not actually any main images of the bands
on the covers. This seems to show that it
is more about the music then the image of
the band themselves.
Also the album artwork looks very
arty aswell.Like the red and blue
flags on the biffy clyro cover. It seems
to be very unusal and makes you
think what has it got to do with the
band.Aswell as the random fire in the
In the Two Door Cinema club cover. There is
again no band but some very different kind
of photography, and typography. In a way it
can be random, but it is more
unrandom.Because it all represents a
different band and logo. Combining some
typography with a cat. The cats eyes appear
through the two “O’s” in door. It gives off a
very disturbing kind of look and the fact that
they picked to combine the 2, is very
different, And un normal. This gives off
representation that they don’t obey the rules,
and that they do things their way differently.
This relates to the group of the music. That it
is all about the music and a specific group.
They all have their own logo representing the
band instead of a band picture.
So they are bands that focus on the softer alternative indie genre.
It becomes more about the music then the people who make it.
They don’t often appear on the album covers, just a simple logo to represent the
It becomes more a of a genre that people know as a group, and some bands
even have club in their name, just representing that it is a club and people know
the music that they listen to e.g. Bombay bicycle club.
The main bands I am going to focus on 3 of who's album covers have been
pictured on the first slide. Biffy Clyro, Two Door Cinema Club and Bombay Bicycle
They all play similar kind of music, and most of them all have that vibe about
them that’s its more about the music.
They are not all very well known, some more then others but they all target
pretty much the same audience, and that audience know them well.
The Band and The Music.
They are a Scottish rock band. But lately
have become a much softer genre of
music. The band is made up of 3 people.
A base guitarist, drummer and lead
vocalist who also plays guitar. The
drummer and Base also contribute
Up to now they have had 5 albums. But
the last 2 have been the biggest by far.
The fourth album “Puzzle” got them
much further, selling over 100,000.Then
the latest album “Only Revolutions” was
released in 2009 and from the day of
release. It hit 3rd in the UK album chart.
Later then being nominated for a
mercury music prize in 2010.
Behind is a image of the band sat on some
steps when they went out. 2 out of the 3
of them have Tattoos showing on their
arms. This shows that they are slightly
more punky and “cool”. They all seem to
be wearing very casual clothing. Not all
smart incasepeople see them but just a
casual style and a not to bothered kind of
look. Two of them have cigarettes in their
hands. This can represent the rebally kind
of look. Yet they are out in open toed
sandals.It is pictured so that the drummer
is at the back and the main man, lead
singer is at the front. Showing that he is
the main man in the band.Also they all
have a american kind of look to them the
way they are dressed is much more
american. Like the main singer wearing
purple shorts pink t shirt and the sandals.
This is a very different look to what you
would picture a slightly more heavy indie
band to wear. Again the main singer also
looks like he has posed for for the picture
where as the other 2 just seem to be
looking elsewhere.Seem to be a much
more mature heavy indie band.
The Band and The Music.
Bombay Bicycle Club are a young indie band from London.
Formed of three guys who started when they were
15.They were first called the Canals but then a fourth
member joined and they decided upon Bombay Bicycle
In 2006 it started for them properly when they were
entered into a competition called “ Virgin Mobiles Road to
V” shown on Channel 4. They went on to be announced
one of the 2 winners to win. And were given the spot to
play the opening act at the 2006 V festival. Playing on the
Channel 4 stage. Then also played on the small stage at
Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2007. After finishing school
in 2008 they managed to get into music full time and
release their first single. They went onto playing small gigs
and concerts and then got a record label with Island
Records to release more singles and albums. They made
their first album and their first single with the label which
was called ‘Always Like This’. This was release at the end of
2008 and reached number 97 in the UK Charts.
In 2010 a song off of their album was used as a bonus
track on the Twilight Eclipse Soundtrack. In July 2010 they
released a second album “Flaws” and the released album
single “Ivy and Gold” reached number 56 in the UK Chart.
From first look you can see that the 3 guys on the right hand side are wearing
similar colour shirts and jeans. And the person on the far left is in a red t shirt
and darker jeans. This is a way of representing that he is the drummer in the
band. Also the main Lead vocalist you would imagine to find standing out in the
image but he isn’t. But he is Partly positioned in the middle and he is the third
guy from the left.
As a band shot you can see that they are a young immature indie band. They're
not all looking and posing, But they are laughing and chuckling with a grin on
their faces. They are all dressed very casualy with a much younger look and
appeal to the audience.
The Band and The Music.
Two Door Cinema Club are a alternative band from
Northern Ireland. It is formed of 3 members and
sometimes a 4th drummer. They only started in 2007
and they bought their debut album out In March
2010.They have release 6 singles so far and have more
to come. They became Two door cinema club.
Because one of the band mates, miss pronounced a
local cinema “ Tudour” Cinema. And hence Two Door
Cinema Club was formed. They started out on social
site MySpace. But as more interest grew. They gave up
university and went into music. They became more
popular and were talked about on blogs, and
magazines. Then NME held interviews with them and
they became more well known. They have now
become know and have a song featured on the
soundtrack for Fifa 11 and 2 songs used in
advertisements on TV for Vodafone. So gradually they
are getting bigger and bigger, and much more popular.
By playing more live gigs and concerts.
From first look at the picture you can tell that the guy at the front in
the red jumper is the lead singer. He stands out in the front so you can
tell straight away who is the main man of the band. All 3 of the
members have a much more casual yet formal look to them. With
shirts, jumpers and waistcoats. It is a much different appeal to the two
bands before. It is a more humorous look to make them different and
stand out that they don’t really care about the fashion. That its all for
fun, with the old looking hair styles preppy clothing. But worn all in a
different way to attract the attention of a nerdier look.It gives them a
much younger look to attract attention to the difference of them.
The same as the three bands I have looked at previously. My band is
going to be a more indie alternative, with a modern casual look.
Like Two door cinema club and Biffy Clyro be made of 3 people.
But to have the younger look compared to the mature look of Biffy
For the shot maybe a not so posed look.
But to keep the who look and appearance younger and more modern.
To have a indie casual younger kind
of look. With one person to look
slightly different to be the
drummer. Maybe different colour
either high top
the drummer will
colour shoes to
stand out slightly
halves can be
shirts ,and t
shirts or even
But not too
look to preppy
Then to keep with the
casual styled look.
Hairstyles will be styled
normally but not too
much so that they
stand out. But enough
to show a good look.
Like the picture on the right
hand side. Just a very casual
look with jeans and high-top
shoes, with some kind of
shirt and jumper. To keep
the style together. It looks
good together and the other
band members will be
wearing more or less the
same image, so that nobody
is different that much.
Relating to the fact its about
the music and not who is
And then the appearance of the shot.
Will be slightly different to make him
stand out by being placed slightly
more forward then the other
members like the two bands on the
For the main shot, The leading
person will be slightly more forward
to stand out. But the fashion look
will be more or less the same as the
others. To show that they are a
band and that’s its not about the
So to keep the same indie look but
just to stand out slightly more in the
picture to show who he is.
The Location of the picture shots. Some of
the band shots will be taken in a studio with
a white studio background so that it can be
an easy edited background and also can be
very easily used on a magazine cover to give
a good effect and easy to use text over the
top of the image and the background.
Then I will also take some shots that use a
location in the background to give it a better
effect. I am going to use a surburban/urban
kind of background to give it that effect that
they are very normal and its all about the
This would be a good kind of scene as a background
location because it is very suburban and simple yet
has lots of room to put the band into and get a
Or maybe a scene
like this, a simple
wall in a suburban
area. The band
could maybe be
stood up leaning
on it or sat next to
it. Yet would give
a good effect for a
A street would also be quite
a good location , to show
that they are normal people
from normal places. Giving
the effect to make the band