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What a useless, useless piece.
Indie Tribes :(
I have been outcast yet again...
this is pretty bad perception of indie...
She is so irritating. She really has no clue what she is on about
and i've read A LOT of pointless things. mostly the stuff i say.
damn good read.
paper onto the list of "do not touch with bargepole"
How did that get past the editor? Jesus.
a) The Kaisers and Snow Patrol are not different enough in terms of their demographic to merit separate categories.
b) Metronomy are NOT exemplars of 'Eighties post-punk with a drum machine slapped on top'.
c) I can't see where people like Patrick Wolf or Paul Hawkins and Thee Awkward Silences would fit in any of the four categories.
d) That was terrible.
is it's written by someone who thinks that writing about how Snow Patrol are a bit like Coldplay and the Kaiser Chiefs are on daytime radio a lot constitutes the unveiling of great overlooked truths.
it's probably just some joyless journo with a deadline and a tiny column in the arts page to fill
I'm too old for this shit.
And yet half of the acts listed are on Univeral or one of their subsidiaries.
the documentaries or initiative have anything to do with that, it's just the Observer have had a press release about it and commissioned one of their writers to 'just write about indie'.
I just dislike how they start with that, seemingly link the article in with the whole thing and then present something different. It's misleading to someone who doesn't know anything about the topic, the type the article seems aimed at.
I dunno, I'm caring too much. It's just bollocks all round really.
is that people are goin tae read this utter shite and actually think that they understand a whole fuckin genre ay music which dusnae exist.
we're all hipster indie so lets stop kidding ourselves
and i'm working class. i don't understand why dull bands like oasis and the enemy are raised way above their station for being working class when there are much better and more interesting ones that happen to be middle class
in thrall to Lennon and Johnny Rotten mythologies who never like to dwell on the family backgrounds of Jagger and Richards or Joe Strummer. In discussions of their relative addictions Winehouse's father being a cab driver gets mentioned far more often than Doherty's being an Army officer.
and i don't know who it affects? i'm not well off and i like bands like foals, the horrors, ox. eagle. lion. man, these new puritans, vampire weekend etc who are better off than me. i don't think anyone except for paul calf characters moaning about students are bothered about class in music
if the article is meant to be taken completely seriously...
surely it cant be. what utter nonsense.
even worth reading let alone worrying about.
The piece is obviously a quick space filler pisstake.
Is there a category for thin skinned holier than thou dweebs?
Is that where you'd fit in? ;)
Am surprised that Fiery Furnaces are put in hipster indie though. Never heard them referred to as that before.