The 13 Indie Bands You Forgot You Loved In The 2000s

The 13 Indie Bands You Forgot You Loved In The 2000s

If you remember anything today then it's these bands from the 2000s.

Indie bands became a symbol of resistance in the late 70's in the UK. In the early noughties, the indie movement rose again as a reaction to the commercialization of mainstream music.

We remember them for their sound and how their sound was part of our formative teen years - mainly teen discos.

Here are just 13 bands from the noughties that you may or may not remember:

Klaxons - "Golden Skans"

The last time the Klaxons performed together was 2015. Their debut album came second behind Norah Jones on the UK charts.


The Feeling - "Fill My Little World"

Surprisingly, the band has been touring up until as recent as 2016. The band has announced a hiatus until 2018 so you'll have to wait until then to go and see them again.

Keane - "Somewhere Only We Know"


We were all recently reminded of Keane by Lily Allen's cover of "Somewhere Only We Know" for the John Lewis Christmas ad. The band released a new song at the end of 2016, "Tear Up This Town" for the movie A Monster Calls.

Snow Patrol - "Open Your Eyes"

Its been nearly two years since the Scottish and Northern Irish band formed and 5 years since the release of Snow Patrol's last album.


The Fratellis - "Chelsea Dagger"

Forgotten who The Fratellis are? Well, the band is recording their fifth album this year.

Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"


The Kaiser Chiefs formed in 2000 but didn't become well known until the album Employment was released in 2004. The band has been releasing albums up until as recent as 2016. We can't help but wonder, how many people called their child Ruby 'cause of this song?

Razorlight - "America"

It was back in 2006 when Razorlight's signature song "Before I Fall To Pieces" was on everyone's lips. The band is still touring and working on new material.


Hard-Fi - "Hard to Beat"

It took 6 months after it's release date for Hard- Fi's debut album Stars of CCTV to reach number one in January 2006. In 2013 founding member Ross Philips left the band to focus on his other interests.

The Kooks - "Naive"


The band's debut Inside Out/Inside In spawned the hits "She Moved In Her Own Way" and "Naive", and like Keane, covered by Lily Allen. The album has sold over 2,000,000 copies.

The Fray - "You Found Me"

Their album How To Save A Life was released way back in 2005. The album spawned the hits "Over My Head" and "How To Save A Life". The band was touring up until late 2016.


Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"

The band received a Grammy Nomination for "Take Me Out" back in 2005. Guitarist Nick Mc Carthy left the band in 2016 to concentrate on his family life.

The Hoosiers - "Goodbye Mr. A"


In 2007 The Hoosiers released their debut album The Trick To Life. The album spawned the hits "Cops and Robbers", "Worried about Ray" and "Goodbye Mr. A". The band has released four albums up until 2014.

The Libertines - "Don't Look Back Into The Sun"

The band were formed in 1997 and is fronted by Carl Barât and Pete Doherty. Barât decided to end touring from 2004 till 2010 after Doherty left the band. The band eventually reformed and got Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to deliver a speech at their 2017 Prenton gig.

Also Read: The 2006 Spotify Playlist That Will Give You Life At A Gaff Sesh

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Garret Farrell

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