Worst Indie Bands of All Time

Counting down the absolute worst indie bands that dare to even call themselves "indie". The kings and queens of rubbish beats, rubbish lyrics and retarded fans. Mostly all wannabe pop failures that had no choice but to label themselves as indie.

The Top Ten

1 The Neighbourhood

A tween pop band that had to label themselves indie to get limelight. They're American but use British spelling for their name. The have only one real person in their band, their lead singer. With lyrics like "one love, one house, no shirt, no blouse", you wonder if One Direction would wanna have a collaboration with them.

2 Sigur Ros Sigur Ros Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. ...read more.

I would love a song that was under 5 mins and wasn't in a made up language

Aren’t all languages made up though?

3 The Kooks The Kooks The Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.

The Kooks are an absolutely fantastic band and if you have actually listened to them, they have a lot of depth in their songs and make fantastic music. Their band members are so talented, especially the bassist.

Their songs do lack depth and most of the people that like them are generic indie fangirls, or guys that wanna bang generic indie fangirls.

4 Bloc Party


5 Violet Femmes

I admit there are times that they don't feel that bad. But they are.

6 Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year. V 1 Comment
7 The 1975 The 1975

They are awful musically and extremely commercial. One Direction of "indie" world.

I can't believe how comercial a indie band can get

8 Starsailor Starsailor
9 Gomez

They should never have formed.

10 Death Cab for Cutie Death Cab for Cutie

The Contenders

11 The Enemy
12 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
13 Chvrches Chvrches CHVRCHES is a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band, before formation, practiced playing with demo songs written mostly by Doherty.
14 Missio
15 Milky Chance

A prime example of finding a specific sound and being unwilling to diverge from said sound. Stolen Dance, Flash Junked Mind, Down By the River, and Fairytale are musically uninteresting and all hold the same shallow beat and rhythm. Listening one after another, they are blend into the same noise. Their newer songs like Cocoon and Firebird add small twists but the formulaic structure is evident. Beyond the empty sounds, lyrically, MC is unremarkable with a voice that is equally uninteresting.

A band that I like a handful of songs but samples the worst of the indie industry: weak lyrics and instrumentals baroque noises and vocals to imitate deviation from the standard pop.

16 Blossoms

A disgrace to the world of music. Their songs are all similar, bland and repetitive.

17 The Whigs
18 Alt-J Alt-J
19 Counterfeit
20 Automatic Loveletter
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