German indie bands?

  • German indie bands?

    German indie bands?

  • Oh.. I really don't know any really outstanding ones.. especially ones that sing in German

    I kind of like Spearmint (if you want to hear them, just ask me and I'll hook you up with some of their music), but they sing in English.

    The only German indie(pop) label I know of is Apricot.. but it's in English, because they will probably reach a larger audience that way.

    Urr.. yeah, sorry, this probably didn't help much. ^^;

    • waikiki said...
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    • 11 Jun 2005, 03:06
    If somebody would explain to me what he thinks indie is about, perhaps I could tell him a band, that would fit. Perhaps. Maybe or whatever.

    Sorry, I have to crash into my bed now.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 5 Jan 2006, 17:23
    Isn't Spearmint Scottish? Either way, they are a favourite of mine.

    Anyway, Busch is a great indie band.

    Busch should be an artist linked to the group, if anyone cares.

    • TIGREAT said...
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    • 21 May 2006, 13:32


    They're definetely British [according to friends who just saw them live, the new album should be great].

    As far as German indie stuff, the first name that'd come to my mind would be Console, The Notwist, Tocotronic [which, apart from their track "Freiburg v 3.0" with Console, I'm not very fond of] & Stereototal [fun franco-german couple].

    I also enjoyed some M.I.A [check the first album, "Hieb Und Stichfest"], Tok Tok And Sofy O., Jeans Team & Beige GT stuff, but that was a while [4 - 5 years] ago.

    Older stuff: Andreas Dorau, the amazing Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft [D.A.F], Nena...

  • what about kettcar? not indie, but they're german at least ;)

  • kettcar is nice too. Not indie at all, but german :P

  • The Kilians ;) (Supporting Act of Tomte)

    origin: german
    lyrics: english
    similar: sound a bit like the Strokes


    • soadize said...
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    • 31 May 2006, 15:26
    • enodev said...
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    • 1 Jun 2006, 17:31
    what about Tocotronic? not sure if they're still indie but that's what we used to call them back in the day ;)

    • enodev said...
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    • 1 Jun 2006, 17:34
    btw, a look at this group's artist connections may well reveal a few gems of german indie music.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 1 Jun 2006, 20:44

    You asked...

    Good, German, Indie (?)
    Phantom/Ghost (in English)
    The Royal We (in English)
    Mediengruppe Telekommander
    Angelika Express
    Scumbucket (in English)
    Astra Kid
    Die Sterne
    Einstürzende Neubauten

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 1 Jun 2006, 20:46
    arghh...sorry I didn´t watch out the "artist connections"...

    • Clueso said...
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    • 1 Jun 2006, 22:07
    Heinz aus Wien... Not really from Germany, but they are from Austria, so they sing in German!

    And, of course, Element of Crime, maybe Astra Kid and Der Junge mit der Gitarre

  • Das Blaue vom Himmmel

  • The Kilians!

    above the clouds
    • hey-now said...
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    • 3 Nov 2006, 02:24
    sinnbus könnte auf jeden fall auch noch in die label connections.

    • waikiki said...
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    • 4 Nov 2006, 19:14
    [x] done

  • how about

    Beckenrand (german lyrics)
    Beatsteaks (engl. lyrics)
    C'est La Vie (german lyrics)
    daLoco (austrian, german lyrics)
    Der Raketenhund (german lyrics)
    Der Trick ist zu Atmen (german lyrics)
    Die Grätenkinder (german lyrics)
    Don Kopischke (german lyrics)
    Düsenjäger (german lyrics)
    Etwas (german lyrics)
    Fertig, Los! (german lyrics)
    Fred Adrett (german lyrics)
    Gallmucke (german lyrics)
    grafzahl (german lyrics)
    Hammerhai (german lyrics)
    Herrenmagazin (german lyrics)
    Janka (german lyrics)
    Kippen (german lyrics)
    Kleinstadthelden (german lyrics)
    Klez.e (german lyrics)
    Knockout (german lyrics)
    Locas In Love (german lyrics)
    Massendefekt (german lyrics)
    Morph (german lyrics)
    Motormuschi (german lyrics)
    Neonkrieger (german lyrics)
    Peter Licht (german lyrics)
    Planlos (german lyrics)
    Schrottfisch (german lyrics)
    Sondaschule (german lyrics)
    Supernichts (german lyrics)
    Swantje (german lyrics)
    Tchi (german lyrics)
    The Dackel 5 (german lyrics)
    Tiptop (german lyrics)
    Union Youth (engl. lyrics)
    Virginia Jetzt! (german lyrics)
    Zehn Meter Feldweg (german lyrics)

  • Janka sind absolute genial.

    Wenn ihr keine Zeit habt, egal, das hat priorität, hört euch was von denen an!

  • museum are great. but they're still quite unknown. thy have some songs to download on and on their homepage.


    museum's homepage

  • this is a recent find of mine. not much indie-er and german-er than this.

    Gisbert zu Knyphausen is my favorite..

  • Das Blaue vom Himmel

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 4 Dec 2006, 16:29
    Cosmic Casino,Anajo(german lyrics),Slut...THE ROBOCOP KRAUSS!

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