Indie-rock - it is one of the genres of alternative music.
Its name comes from the English word independent, ie independent.
However, this is not one particular style of music, and all alternative music played in the underground.
Indian rock - a non-profit music, which is interesting in the first place to the musicians.
The history of indie rock
Indie rock emerged in the 1980s in the UK andUSA. In those years the punk out of fashion, and recording studios, publish it over the years, proved to be irrelevant, and went into the underground. These studios were called independent, that is indie. However, most of the music market in those days belonged to the major music labels, which are published only artists representing a commercial value. Over time, the indie studio began to appear everywhere, and young performers unformatted virtually no problems with the publication of albums. One could always contact one of the indie studio that happily took up the release of alternative music. However, there was one serious drawback - independent studios do not chase for profits and commercial success of their wards. The most that could count group - a few tens of disks recorded for the money the performers themselves.
In the 80s of the last century, a wholegroup of young musicians, whose music was called college rock. These teams played music in the style of post-rock, noise rock, shoegazing and other unformatted directions. Of these groups later became very popular bands such as The Smiths, Pixies, R.E.M. and New Order. The compositions of these artists heard on the low-budget radio stations, and the main mass of the audience were friends and classmates.
However, over time, the group that played inunderground, hit the mainstream. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Offspring became the personification of the new wave of punk, and the Oasis team has become a cult in the British Isles. Breakthrough of the bands turned everything upside down. All groups that a few years ago belonged to the indie style ceased to be such. By implementing an indie-rock are now be classed only those who did not want to cooperate with large labels, and refused to display videos on music channels.
Which groups can now be attributed to the indie-rock?
For indie rock could be considered separategroups that openly emphasize its independence from others styles. This is the band playing the music that they like. Often ranked among the artists indie rock The White Sptripes, The Strokes, The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys. However, the popularity of these groups, the number of albums sold and released clips refute these allegations.
Now indie rock - a little-known groups,who did not chase after money and fame. It performers, contentment rare performances in clubs and bars. Such groups played music for pleasure and not to promote yourself to the masses.