Indie music has taken a bit of a beating in the past. The word itself conjures up painful memories of bands like The Automatic being splashed across the pages of NME alongside a title that would suggest they are the best band in Britain.

Thankfully we don’t have to believe that anymore. Now we can pleasurable announce that indie bands have a rightful place in our society, thanks to the likes of Wild Beasts, Bombay Bicycle Club and Foals.

Sure most of the new bands have cliched lyrics. And yes they nearly all wear bad shirts and tight jeans. But at least most of them are here to have good time…

For fans of: Little Comets, Vampire Weekend & Minnaars

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