According to the dictionary, 'indie' is an informal version of the word independent
Although this definition is accurate, the word has come to mean more. For many, it has come to symbolize originality and forward-thinking, especially in music and design.
By this definition, indie is any business or designer that is not associated with a large company. Indie can also define the consumer who chooses to support small business, independent record labels and handmade items rather than shopping at big-box stores.
I can't wait to attend the upcoming fashion show- there will be some great indie designers there and I'm looking for something unique!
An alternative type of music that often has deep meaningful lyrics or can have ironic story like lyrics. Vocals tend to be mild, somber and heartfelt and music involves guitars /and or piano and drums. Acustic guitars are a favourite. The result is downbeat, beautiful rock that has alot of meaning. People that listen to indie can be anyone; but people that wear cord blazers, worn jeans and scarves are often catorised as Indie. Oh why do we have these genres???
"Yey! I love that new Snowpatrol album!"
Stop talking about indie.
Everyone likes indie, stop talking about it.
Independant, You dont wallow in self pitty, every indie person is different thats part of being indie,
Indiekid:Hey guess what?
Emo/anyone Else: what?
IndieKid: I got an obscure Sonic Youth Cd
Indie: Well maybe you'll know Pavement
Emo: nope but i got a new My Chemical Romance Cd I think a whole bunch of us are gonna go cry afterwards.
Indie:Shit, forget all of those names of the bands i just stated cause if u emo ppl listen to them ull just ruin it
The indie scene had originally been started by people who wanted to deviate from the norms of society. They did this through both music and fashion.more...
Contrary to popular belief, indie was never just about listening to bands nobody else had heard of - it was about appreciating all music for what it was - a form of entertainment, that appeals to different people.
This spawned a generation of Indie kids, who would go out of their way to try and be as "indie" as possible, essentially conforming to the acceptable indie standards. The indie scene quickly became the one thing that it set out to differentiate itself from - a clique.
What most "indie" kids dont realise is that looking indie, and listening to indie bands just isn't enough. You can't just "become" indie - you either are, or you're not. Being "indie" to try and conform to the indie scene is not indie, because it defeats the point of being indie. Indie is about being independent, therefore, following your own style and own opinions. Someone who is really indie will dress how they want to, look how they want to (though i guarantee that the jeans, hoody, messy hair look will be popular) and listen to whatever music they want to. most importantly, to not care what others think, and to be universally accepting to every genre of music, and not just write it off because it doesn't fall into a certain category.
Being truly indie is really like being "none of the above".
most are down to earth,
like people who recycle, use non-harmful to enviornment products etc.
yes it does stand for independant,
usually these people do not like labels and go for the labels suck routine,
they listen to a lot of bands that are "underground" such as the hush sound, and death cab for cutie which are some of the more popular bands.
no not all of them are bitchy and don't listen to other people's opinions although some are.
most are pretty open-minded to others opinions but prefer to go along with there own.
they are usually out-casts that don't fit in in any stereo-typical group.
many despise the "hot topic" scene because they think it's just for a bunch of depressed people who can only think about death,
you can usually find them hanging out at:
urban out fitters,
most tend to be on the computer a lot.
as i have always said indie people come in different varieties,
they made this stereotype for the people who didn't really fit in in just one area.
and i must say that they have the best fucking music i have ever heard.
1. Used to describe a music genre including Alternative/Rock/Punk elements. Include bands such as: The Smiths, Radiohead & The Libertines.
2. Clothes including Mod elements, often non-branded items. Indie kids may visit shops such as: Beyond Retro, Urban Outfitters or Fred Perry. Examples of indie clothes are: Pointy brown shoes, Skinny jeans, Polo tees or checked shirts, leather jackets.
3. Word mistakenly and wrongly used by underage kids to describe themselves as "cool". Often those who go to shops such as Topman, or read NME as it is so cool.
Indie Kid: How much did you pay for In Rainbows? They made more from this album than Hail to the Thief.
Scenester: Radiohead are soooo good, have you heard Paranoid Android? I read in NME
Indie Kid: Yes...
Normal Person: What clothes did you buy?
Indie Kid: Just a new pair of shoes and a Lyle & Scott t-shirt.
Scenester 1: We are so indie with our Topman hoodies, hey
can we go and buy NME to read the New Bands section?
Scenester 2: I know, Pigeon Detectives are going to be soooo good. We should also go to The Wombats, they're sickk.
Indie Kid: I've already seen the Pigeon Detectives by chance and they're really not that good... Try Babyshambles or The Cribs.
Scenester 1: Yeah The Cribs are quality. They played them in topman earlier. Hey is that song "Did you see the stylish kids in the riot...?" by Babyshambles or The Libertines?
Scenester 2: DON'T YOU KNOW THAT? THE LIBERTINES BROKE UP BECAUSE OF KATE MOSS!
Indie Kid: No that's not true... Anyway I have to go to the record store.
Scenester 3: Is that the one in Shoreditch? It's sooo indie there, let's go!
Indie Kid: *Hits Head on Bound Together book*
clique: a kid in high school or college who likes indie music, is usually intelligent, buys what they want and doesnt take shit from anybody, and can either be unpopular or popular with all other cliques (except for the cheerleaders, whose slutty shallow personalities won't talk to indie girls because they don't have a Gucci purse). Indie kids are usually witty and funny (in a quirky way).
INDIE IS NOT EMO OR GOTH. Those kids are a few steps farther to the pissed off side of life than indie kids. Most indie kids are happy =D
not sure, but most indie kids i know are democrats.
Cheerleader: hey, eww, indie kid!
Jock: that's my girlfriend.
Nerd: That's my lab partner.
Funny girl: that's my bff!
Cheerleader: but she's wearing UO!
Jock: yeah, well she's hotter than you. and she listens to cool music. =]
Nerd: she gets better grades than me too.
Funny girl: she's HILARIOUS!
Indie girl: basically, i'm me, and i'm happier than any cheerleader.
Cheerleader: hmph! whateverr slut.
Indie girl: scuse me, i dont open my legs to passing men. =]