Indie Rock

By Niamh McManus

The kooks

The Kooks are a British indie rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004. The band consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton.
The Kooks - Naive
The Kooks talk about different audiences and the writing of the third album.

The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood is an American rock band formed in August 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and drummer Brandon Fried.
102.9 The Buzz Acoustic Session: The Neighbourhood - Interview
The Neighbourhood - Let It Go
The term indie rock, which comes from "independent," describes the small and relatively low-budget labels on which it is released and the do-it-yourself attitude of the bands and artists involved. Although distribution deals are often struck with major corporate companies, these labels and the bands they host have attempted to retain their autonomy, leaving them free to explore sounds, emotions and subjects of limited appeal to large, mainstream audiences The influences and styles of the artists have been extremely diverse, including punk ,psychedelia post punk and country.The terms ''Alternative Rock" and "indie rock" were used interchangeably in the 1980s, but after many alternative bands followed Nirvana the mainstream in the early 1990s, "indie rock" began to be used to describe those bands, working in a variety of styles, that did not pursue or achieve commercial success