Good indie rock/folk bands?

Here are some artists that I like and I'd really appreciate any recommendations :)

Arctic Monkeys

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bon Iver

Biffy Clyro



Dry The River

Fleet Foxes

General Ghost

Gregory Alan Isakov

The Head and the Heart

The Honey Trees

Iron & Wine


Lewis Watson

The Middle East

Modest Mouse

Mumford & Sons

Noah and the Whale

Of Monsters and Men

The Paper Kites

Patrick Watson


The Smiths

Two Door Cinema Club

The Vaccines

The Wombats

Vampire Weekend

10 Answers

  • 6 years ago
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    Foals, Bloc Party, Shwayze, Iglu & Hartley, MGMT, The Neighbourhood, Chief, Tame Impala, Delphic, The Strokes, The Kooks, Ben Howard, John Butler Trio, Jose Gonzalez, Warpaint, Daughter, Cage The Elephant, Eddie Vedder, Wilco, The View, Foster The People, Flying Lotus, Onra, Wavves, Daithi, Cloudkicker, Manchester orchestra, Ambience Affair, The Academic, Speedy Ortiz, Darwin Deez, Empire Of The Sun, Arcade Fire. I find Spotify fairly handy for finding music and if you look up the 'MajesticCasual' page on Youtube there's some great stuff there :) Wilco are rad though for Indie/Folk.

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  • 6 years ago

    The Strokes

    The Kooks

    James Vincent McMorrow

    Matt Corby

    Sufjan Stevens

    José González

    William Fitzsimmons

    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

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  • 6 years ago

    I don't know a lot of folk, but here are some good indie/alternative bands:



    The Stone Roses

    The Jesus and Mary Chain

    The Cure

    Sonic Youth

    The Replacements


    Husker Du

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  • 6 years ago

    For more Folk go to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Jefferson Airplane, Gordon Lightfoot.

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  • 6 years ago

    The Middle East and dry the river are very good. I'd recommend a band called the national (prob heard of them). Another band I'd recommend is the gaslight anthem (my fav band). They're basically a punk rock band that blends elements of blues and folk into their work. Their lyrics are too intelligent to put them in that '**** the system' punk category though. Their songs, mostly on The 59' Sound create fictional stories filled with references to things from Charles Dickens novels to Counting Crows and Bob Dylan songs.

    Source(s): Me :P all my opinion of course
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Okay, I LOVE indie/alternative music! Here's some bands/artists you might like:

    Snow Patrol

    Green Day

    Jake Bugg

    Florence and the Machines


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  • 6 years ago

    Arlo Guthrie is a unique mix of spoken word and folk.

    edit: Well, now that I think about Ramblin Jack Elliot, change "unique" to "rare and precious".

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  • 6 years ago

    Imagine Dragons

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  • 6 years ago

    The 1975.

    I recommend listening to their song "Chocolate." super catchy! :)

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