Someone who claims to be a massive
fan of the big British guitar bands
(plus The Strokes) despite only really knowing their greatest
hits. Two years
ago they were into The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs and Dizzee
They all idolise Noel Gallagher, have some fascination with Mod culture and all claim how they wish
they were from Manchester and/or alive in the 1960s. They also
owning the best of The Jam and The Who, and wearing Fred Perry makes them a Mod.
A lot have Tumblr accounts and upload black and white pictures of all their
just to show how Indie they are.Because
few listen to Indie bands
from the 70s and 80s such
as The Stone Roses, The Smiths
and Joy Division, they're so retro and individual compared to their
peers who are all apparently Justin Bieber fans, despite how there are hundreds
of Topman/Topshop clad poseurs just like them on Twitter.
The great irony here is that
despite how they clearly think they're unique and proper Indie, their
musical taste doesn't stretch beyond bands that
have huge critical acclaim and have sold thousands
Oh yeah, they also
tweet about how they hate mainstream music, as if the likes of Oasis and Arctic Monkeys are obscure
cult acts who haven't released some of the biggest selling records in UK history.
Indie wannabe's twitter bio: Oasis - The Stone Roses
- Arctic Monkeys - The Libertines - The Smiths - Miles Kane - The Jam - The Strokes - The Beatles
- The Jam - The Courteeners - Joy Division
- The Who - The 60s - Mod Culture - Mancs
Person: "So you're a big Indie fan, what do you think of Indie bands like
My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, Super Furry Animals and The Flaming Lips?"
Indie Wannabe: "WTF?! They're not Indie! They don't sell their
shirts in Topman or dress like
football casuals! Now fuck off, I'm trying to listen
to Not Nineteen Forever like
a true individual Indie kid!"