3 OBSCURE INDIE BANDS TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON IN 2022

Updated: Jan 15




Indie rock bands are some of the most interesting bands to follow within the music hemisphere. The sheer amount of passion and creativity they have towards the medium is undeniable, and the music industry wouldn’t be nearly as fun without them.


Today, we’ll be taking a look at some rather obscure indie rock bands that have managed to make waves within the music industry one way or another. Making a name for yourself as an indie rock band is a monumental task, so it’s good to highlight the ones that manage to push through!



1. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard



Sporting a name that would scare off most casual listeners, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a seven-piece band hailing from Australia. The group of motley members have garnered a reputation for being one of the most consistently excellent and exciting indie rock bands to come out of the 2010s, with some even citing them as the best of the decade.


Not only does the band drastically change their sound and even genre with each album, but they also have a ridiculous work ethic, having released 5 albums in 2017 alone. Songs like Robot Stop and Crumbling Castle have become mainstays within the indie crowd, and moving forward they’re definitely a band to keep an eye on!


Recommended Album(s):

"Nonagon Infinity"

"Quarters"



2. I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME



Continuing the ridiculous naming schemes, we have I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, colloquially known as IDKHBTFM. Consisting of former Panic! At The Disco multi-instrumentalist Dallon Weekes and drummer Ryan Seaman, the duo have been turning heads with their inspired mix of rock and electronic elements with catchy hooks.


Despite their sudden appearance on the scene, their music frequently gains millions of views on streaming platforms and YouTube, with their single “Choke” having over 38 million views as of now. They’re musically one of the most solid bands around, and with time they’re going to definitely head towards bigger things.


Recommended Song(s):

"Absinthe"

"Choke"



3. Tupper Ware Remix Party



No stranger to our favorites list, Tupper Ware Remix Party, or TWRP for short, are an incredible band that have seen a slow rise towards greater things since they’re formation in 2007. Their band members are decked out in space age gear, but their music is no gimmick, with every single one of their releases being critically acclaimed within the music hemisphere.


In fact, their 2018 album “Together Through Time” is often cited as one of the best albums of the decade, and it’s no surprise as to why. It’s a stunning album, combining ridiculous synth performances with immaculate instrumentals to form a beautiful package. Definitely don’t miss out on them!


Recommended Album(s):

"Together Through Time"


Conclusion


Where pop music can be too sterile, indie rock proudly walks its own road, for better or for worse. Thankfully, with such excellent bands spearheading the genre, we can expect a lot of brighter things to come in the future of the genre, especially with so much untapped potential still waiting to be discovered!


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