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There are several key components to being an indie kid.

1: Listen to a million bands that no one has ever heard of. The less well-known they are, the cooler you become. Nothing makes you cooler than rattling off a list of obscure indie bands to someone slightly less hipster than you are. Remember, all well-known bands are sell outs.

2: Commit yourself to being different, specifically for the purpose of being more hipster than your peers. Good ways to be different include wearing flannel shirts, having shaggy hair, and making Juno-style, sarcastic jokes. Basically, just look and act like a hipster.

3: You ARE better than everyone else, and make sure they know it. Be sure to roll your eyes at anyone who doesn't know of all your obscure indie bands. Be sure to brag about the books you read and your favorite wine. Be a pretentious snob.

4: ???

5: Profit!
Indie kids are people who want to be different, but aren't mature enough to know how yet.
by relates235289675823592384 June 19, 2010
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Contrary to many persons beliefs Indie kids are not mean, rude or sharp-ly sarcastic. Some people believe that they are a branch of 'Emo' and they are not.

Indie Kids usually are around 13 to 19, they like to dress differently and are very opinionated. They are quite calm and are usually hated and loved by members of the public.

Indie kids tend to pity Chavs and scenes, who think they rae so cool and different, when they are not.

Indie Kids Like to stay away from places that are heavily populated. You will see them more commonly in Parks or little Hole-in-the-wall cafes.

Indie Kids honestly do not care what people think. They rae the types to laugh when people are mean to them.

You cannot put your finger on Indie Kids style because unlike the typical Emo or scene, they do not conform to their own standards.

Indie Kids are not confrontational, and usually don't hang out in large packs. They are not loud and are sometimes interested in Things like The Mighty Boosh, The Flight of The Conchords, Oscar Wilde, Asian Candy, Messy Rooms, iPod classics, Banksy, N64, Catcher in the rye, Alice In Wonderland, Big Star, Astronomy, Photography and finding young bands before they make It big, but they don't boast about It, they just smile to themselves.
Scene Kid: I just saw my favourite band play live and I got a picture with them! I will, like, so put this on MySpace! Maybe everyone will think I actually kissed him!

Indie Kid: I just saw my favourite band Play live, lucky me, I will try talk to them backstage.
by Completely anonymous thanks December 22, 2011
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Not an emo.
-indie kids listen ___ (cannot name any bands because if someone knows who they are then they are not indie, and wear vintage clothes.
-emo kids listen to screamo music and wear black clothes.
oh yeah totally the same? i dont think so....
anyways indie kids wear granny clothes and like to stand out and be different.
indie kid: hey emo kid what did you do last night?
emo kid: oh nothing much. slit my wrists again.
indie kid: cool. i painted my nails and customised my grannys top from the 50s, so vintage.
emo kid: wow i wish i was an indie kid.
by jadnaofuh April 13, 2008
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indies kids are those who think there super cool and have think they have indervidual style and choice in music when they all look the fucking same and listen to the same music.
if you are indie kids heres your new msn adresses : indiekid@wannabe.co.uk
by Helena; Twuntshit. January 10, 2008
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A child who follows what they are told through the 3 divine indie mandates, NME, The mighty boosh and Radio 1.

Generally dressed in awful clothes that are too thing, short or smell like piss. Love to go to concerts where everyband name begins with the word "the" whilst telling everyone else there that "I knew who they were before you ALLL".

A step above scene but a step below chav, however indie kids will have characteristics of both social groups such as stupid fringes and inability to interact with other normal people.

Most likely spotted at a kings of leon concert giving devil horns and saying "omg this is the best shit ever, I wish I could play that bland 2 chord song on my guitar". Whilst us normal kids are pounding your girlfriend and getting her pregnant.

Most likely to insult metal, rap or rock and roll but have no valid reasons as to why it's bad.. generally listen to dull 2 chord songs which all revolve lyrically about being in love with someone who doesn't love you anymore because you took too long to tell them about your love and they are now in a relationship with someone else, most likely your best friend... the girl will be called something stupid like "rose" or "ruby".
Indie kid: You like shit music, I love the Arctic monkeys because nobody has heard of them

Normal: Never of heard of them probably because they're shit?

Indie kid: NOOOOO YOU DON'T GET IT

*2 weeks later*

Indie kids: Arctic monkeys are shit, everyone likes them now.
by Mustainecakes March 20, 2010
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Elitists who often times try to make themselves look "different" and "mysterious". Listening solely to bands that you've never heard of and even dropping them once they make more than 50 fans. Each indie kid is "different" in the same way. They take part in such activities as going to concerts and crappy photography. There seems to be some sort of one-sided war between indie kids and scene/emo kids, but quite frankly, they're both nearly identical. The only difference is that indie kids are butthurt to be put under a label.
"Have you heard the new death cab for cutie song?"

"No way, I haven't listened to death cab since 2004, because they sold out and went to Atlantic Records, and true indie kids wouldn't listen to that"
by its old gregg May 12, 2010
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Someone who is so cool that they cannot interact with the general public for an extended period of time in fear of being sucked in to the wave of pop-culture. Little do they know that they are the new pop-culture. Indie people are by definition, better than everyone else purely because they listen to music with the same things techno music is made with. Indie kids' favorite pastimes include crying, blogging (writing in journals), being in touch with their emotions (which is really just an excuse for the crying), carrying an elitist attitude, crying some more, being very liberal, talking about bands that no one has heard of, crying more, comparing bands with friends to see who knows more, wearing things that make them an "idividual" (really just things that convey their "im too indie for you to even talk to" attitude...these clothes can be found at any local Hot Topic store), crying some more, hating punk rock even though if it wasnt for punk rock there would be no indie music, hating everyone else, judging people based upon music, thinking they know everything, fantisizing about death in poetic fashion, compairing everyday meaningless events... to their life and how the world is made to see THEM speciffically suffer...even though no one cares, crying, never saying theyre indie...because thats just not indie, not ever listening to a band played on the radio or that more than 3 people have heard of even though they all listen to the beatles, and overall just being indie.

Indie music is good...sometimes... but this whole cult of indie-nazis needs to go. So if you listen to this music im sorry if i offended you, unless youre an indie kid in that case...get off urbandictionary.com because more than 4 people have heard about it...YOURE SUBSCRIBING TO POPCULTURE...HURRY...RUN... hopefully no one saw you on this site or else your indie reputation is done and you will have to write 20394 poems without sleep over a course of 3 months in the shower with no water to reclaim your indie status.
"Oh f*ck Im so indie i stare at the sun and pray for death"
"Oh f*ck Im so indie i take showers with my clothes on and write poetry"
"Oh f*ck Im so indie every time someone talks about pop culture I run to my room and cry for an hour"
"Oh f*ck Im so indie i dont eat meat because cows have feelings, but mainly because they're not indie enough for me to consume because they're all conformists, with their black and white"
"Oh f*ck Im so indie that one time i found a 100 dollar bill and used it to give myself papercuts because purcahsing with money is sooo conformist.
"Oh f*ck Im so indie i walked into a room with 3 people in it and proceeded to walk out because one of them was wearing sneakers"
by VC Brewers 2005 edition May 01, 2005
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