They also listen to mainly music that is classified under "indie rock" or "alternative". Typically signed by an independent music label.
Some bands that they commonly listen to are Death Cab For Cutie( a band popular amongst others that aren't indie), Of Montreal, Little Man Tate, Bromheads Jacket, Mumm-Ra, ect.
Though, that is not the only music they listen to, and usually they aren't completely against large labels despite the fact that many people like to make it seem this way.
Don't confuse a true indie kid with a poser or hipster (if that is what you prefer to refer to them as)
Hipsters like to advertise their individuality by going against anything completely main stream
Hipster: Yeah, they are so indie and different! Not like that crap that Katy Perry tries to sell.
Indie Kid: Uhmm... Okay, I kinda enjoy Katy Perry as well.
Hipster: Well, her music is the same as everyone else's! You're not a real indie kid!
Indie Kid: Alright then.
Guy2: i bet she makes them herself. shes an indie kid
Indie kid: are you kidding me? im sorry but that has no style, its just generic rap. we should listen to modest mouse.
Normal kid: nah thats crap
Indie kid: wow you dont appreciate music
Wear clothes from thrift stores including cheap striped shirts, anything with animals on them, scarves, and faded tight jeans.
Have polaroid pictures of themselves on their Myspace.
Clerk: Sure does.
Indie kid: Cool, I'll take it.
Indie Kids enjoy music put out by alternative rock bands and bands/artists who aren't signed to a major record label/no label at all. These can include bands such as: Bloc Party, Muse, Coldplay, Nirvana, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, The Cure, The Black Keys and The Maccabees.
They also enjoy artwork similar to what you'd find on their
favourite band's album covers.
Their clothing can be described as vintage, old fashioned, messy and sometimes just, plain.
Indie Boys have woopy or curly/messy hair. They're usually are seen wearing band t-shirts or plain shirts and t-shirts. They also wear loose, black or blue denim jeans and converse/white Lonsdale trainers. The might also wear hats like Pete Doherty of The Libertines/Babyshambles.
Indie Girls usually have with long, wavy hair often wearing some form of headband. They are usually seen wearing either: loose t-shirts and waistcoats, baggy woolly jumpers or baggy crop tops with band logos or flamboyant patterns on them.
Indie boys are often seen as being shy and quiet.
Indie girls are often seen as shy at times, yet energetic at times.
Indie Boy-"Um... Ok."
Person A-Did you see those too people?
Person B-Yes. They were just talking about Kasabian and Foo Fighters
Person A-They seem pretty fond of each other.
Person B-They're probably just Indie Kids
Indie may include:
1) Skinnie Jeans
2) Winkle Picker Shoes or fred perry shoes or topman pumps or converse
3) smart buttoned up shirts with no tie
- checkered shirts
- plain shirts
- short sleeved/long sleeved
4) cardigan, usually unbuttoned
5) V-Neck Jumper
6) tight leather jacket
7) denim jacket/shirt
8) fred perry polos or any polo buttoned up
9) smart coats
Some people get indie mixed up with Emo or Scene, but there are is alot of difference.
There is alot of hate for indie kids from the metalhead world, probably jealousy due to popularity of most indie kids :)
"you look proper indie today"
"im an indie kid"
Indie Kids are practically hipsters, just not assholes.
You don't have to have hipster-ish characteristics to be an Indie Kid though, you can just be anyone who isnt a prep, or scene kid, or even hipster; Sort of like someone in the middle. I think thats one of the reasons why we are Indie (Independent) kids. Even though i am practically contradicting my previous sentence, practically anyone can be an indie kid, as long as they're cool. By cool i don't mean good looking or popular, i mean cool as in great personality, fun to be around, good friend, etc.
are original, dont conform, be fake , etc.
likes lots of music, not just indie,
even though we are called *Indie* Kids.
I wrote this so people would hear what an indie kid is from an indie kid's own perspective, and not from someone else who hates on us cause they're ignorant and get us mixed up with hipsters. I personally don't really label myself as an indie kid, but thats what people call me and thats who my friends are so, whatever. There could be more things i could put down to describe an indie kid besides these.