The Appeal of the Best Indie Bands
Among the best indie bands are rapidly catching up with more mainstream artists as leaders within the music industry. Bands are thought to be independent once they release music without the backing of one from the major record labels. This humbler approach allows musicians the liberty to release music which is more experimental to get a more targeted niche audience. - alt pop
Minus the backing of a label, the artist includes a freedom to be more experimental with arrangements of songs. In many cases, these artists will also be recording in small studios, or perhaps their own home studio, so they really are not pressured by time or budget to rush with the recording and writing process. Since instant mass appeal isn't primary concern of many indie bands, you'll end up finding extended instrumental pieces, songs with odd lyrics (only for the sake to be odd), and you can more often than not bet on many friends and acquaintances with the artists contributing creatively towards the recordings.
Most fans love when their most favorite indie bands put out special releases. Albums including live recordings, acoustic versions, and remixes are very popular. It also helps the artist to create a community of loyal and hardcore followers who will continue to pour money and support into exactly what the band is doing. Many artists take even further advantage of this by allowing fans to have input on creative decisions like set lists, B-side song suggestions, etc.
Fans of indie bands love that their favorite artists remain accessible, preferring small concert venues to large arenas. Indie music is rarely featured on the radio, and listeners often discover new bands through word of mouth marketing or demos on their favorite label's website. For almost any concert-goer who is interested in finding something a little different, the best indie bands provide a great antidote to competed, repetitive, Top 40 music. - alt pop