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    Posted: 15 May 2015 at 9:15pm
Arguably the late 1970's and the 1980's saw the expansion of the indie or alternative scene with rock refocused through the lens of the small commercial or home studio...
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No argument imo. There was an explosion of independent labels, shops, magazines etc. The whole "here's a chord, here's another - now go form a band" thing. It was an exciting time to be young & into music, fashion, art etc and a period that definitely changed the status quo...... for a while at least!
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sad to see so few posts in this section, after a period of landfill indie in the late 80's, early 90's there have been some excellent groups of late
though guess it is hard to pigeonhole indie as a genre

the number of new bands the last few years like black country new roads, the cool greenhouse, working men's club, desperate journalist, dry cleaning
ireland's girl band, just mustard, fontaines dc, odd moris
& from the 00's and beyond scotland gave us we were promise jetpacks, the twilight sad, frightened rabbit, the phantom band



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Originally posted by elwood p dowd elwood p dowd wrote:

sad to see so few posts in this section, after a period of landfill indie in the late 80's, early 90's there have been some excellent groups of late
though guess it is hard to pigeonhole indie as a genre

the number of new bands the last few years like black country new roads, the cool greenhouse, working men's club, desperate journalist, dry cleaning
ireland's girl band, just mustard, fontaines dc, odd moris
& from the 00's and beyond scotland gave us we were promise jetpacks, the twilight sad, frightened rabbit, the phantom band





Indie isn't really a genre when you get down to it, though I guess some record companies tried to make it such with "fake indie rock" bands like the Strokes or whatever.

I'm not up much on the current indie scene as it takes a lot of work to find anything I like. I think the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s were a fruitful time for indie music.

Most of the band's you mentioned I've not heard, except Fontaines DC who didn't impress me much on their first album. Haven't heard the latest stuff.

A few years ago there was a group called Fear of Men that I liked a lot. Their first album, Loom, was solid IMHO. The follow-up was a lot more experimental and not as immediate. Not sure if they are still together.

Also Vanna Inget from Sweden, who started out more as a punk-ish type band and gradually got more melodic. Their album Ingen Botten was one of my favorites in recent years. The latest one was also great but took time to grow on me. I hope they keep making music for awhile.
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The Rapture from the US  I have three of their albums, there was a radio station I use to listen to years ago that at night use broadcast a New York radio station once a week, can't for the life of me remember what they were called but that's found out about Rapture

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ah yes, remember fear of men, saw them a few times. from brighton, no?
did a great cover version of the chills song doledrums live iirc

the irish ones i mentioned fontaines aside are all at the noisier end of the spectrum with a lot of dissonance

but give the phantom band a go, their first few albums checkmate savage & the wants are great
(coincidentally the wants is the name of another new band that i rather like that have spun off from bodega)

will check out that swedish band
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Originally posted by lfc jon lfc jon wrote:

The Rapture from the US  I have three of their albums, there was a radio station I use to listen to years ago that at night use broadcast a New York radio station once a week, can't for the life of me remember what they were called but that's found out about Rapture


I do remember this band from the early 2000s because I had some friends that were fans. Haven't heard any of their music in a long time though.
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