13 FACTS ABOUT INDIE YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW

10:18 Tháng Sáu 3, 2016

Indie – a new music trend. From US-UK, KPop to VPop, there are many representatives of this type of music. Do you have good knowledge about this unpopular genre? If the answer is no, you shouldn’t miss 13 fun facts listed below. If the answer is yes, let’s see how many facts you have already […]

Indie – a new music trend. From US-UK, KPop to VPop, there are many representatives of this type of music.

Do you have good knowledge about this unpopular genre? If the answer is no, you shouldn’t miss 13 fun facts listed below. If the answer is yes, let’s see how many facts you have already known!

 

1 || Having existed since 1980s, indie is a genre tied with the slogan “DIY” (Do It Yourself). Indie music is a total contrast to mainstream music, which in the past referred to only pop music but nowadays also includes rap, hiphop and nu metal.

2 || The term indie comes from the word “independent.” Its name tells you everything. Indie “house” is the place where anonymous bands freely show their colors and do what they want without any restriction.

3 || As they are spontaneous, free and untraditional, indie artists have to handle everything themselves, including composing, harmonizing, producing, promoting and releasing.

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4 || Indie bands rarely receive supports from music agencies. Their products are launched thanks to their performances at the bars, outdoor shows, university radios, and word-of-mouth.

5 || The characteristics of indie fans: fond of nameless artists, interested in songs that only a few people know about and anti-hit songs.

6 || Originated from alternative music, indie has some shared characteristics with punk rock.

7 || Indie includes grunge, britpop, gothic rock and indie pop. Two famous examples are R.E.M and The Cure, which we’re enthusiastically welcomed by the market and received high remarks from the professionals.

8 ||Indie hasn’t shown big changes over the past years. The only difference is the fact that it is gradually gaining an upper hand in the music scene. Nowadays,the number of indie artists is increasing.They enjoy considerable support from fans and continuously receive prestigious music awards.

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Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody that I used to Know 

9 ||With 8-week no.1 on Billboard Hot 100, 5 million copies sold in America, 1 million copies sold in UK and 7 million downloads (for a fee), “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye is a success in the year 2011. It is not exaggerated to say that Gotye is the most famous US-UK indie artist of all time.

10 || Indie is increasingly popular and has shown its influence on Asia. In the past, we were unfamiliar with someKpop names such as Buzz, Cherry Filter, Yozoh, No Brain and so on. Nowadays, it is not difficult to know Nell, Urban Zakapa, Busker Busker, Epitone Project and 10cm since their names are frequently mentioned. Their songs top music charts for several weeks although they are not idols and they do not receive any support from music agencies.

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Busker Busker

11 ||The song “Return” marks the start of the collaboration between Lee SeungGi and Epitone Project. This is one of many collaborations between a mainstream artist and an indie artist. What makes this collaboration a success? The vocal of “the Ballad Prince” mixed with the unique color of Epitone Project have “knocked out” many listeners and remained on the charts for a long time.

12 || In Vietnam, two famous representatives of this free style of music are Hà Okio and Lê Cát Trọng Lý.

Lê Cát Trọng Lý

Hà Okio

13 || Music lovers might come across indie songs that are not too philosophical and academic, not to listen to only once. These songs convey messages from life and love, which are very simple and casual. The artists sing from their heart that wants to sing and to express themselves.

Indie is the world of people who love and want to show their own gout of music and their own color/personality. They pursue their own path and sing their own songs with a burning passion for music. The success of indie artists is the results of their effort and passion.

Source–TTVN

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Here is good news for Indie/Rock fans

This June, the three-member group VEGAN FRIENDLY is coming to Ho Chi Minh City and setting you on indie fire with a once-in-a-blue-moon performance. It is promised to satisfy the pickiest “ears”. Listening Indie/Rock songs from Israel is the new trend!

Only two nights 09/06 – 10/06/2016

… at Saigon Ranger.

Details and booking link ➡ https://goo.gl/IujXux

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