2. IntroductionIntroduction Indie folk is a music genre that arose in the 1990s from singer/songwriters in the indie folk community influenced by the folk music scenes of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, country music and indie rock. 3. Notable indie folk artists...Notable indie folk artists... 4. Ewert and The Two Dragons Fanfarlo Feist Fink First Aid Kit Fleet Foxes Johnny Flynn Freelance Whales Fruit Bats The Gaslight Anthem Laura Gibson The Giving Tree Band Alexi Murdoch Kate Nash Neutral Milk Hotel Joanna Newsom Noah and the Whale Of Monsters and Men Okkervil River Or, The Whale Alina Orlova Other Lives 5. The Last Bison Benjamin Francis Leftwich Local Natives Loch Lomond The Low Anthem Lord Huron The Lumineers Amy Macdonald Dan Mangan Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Laura Marling The Marshall Pass Manel James Vincent McMorrow Megafaun Ingrid Michaelson Middle Brother 6. slandsland Indie folk has grown rapidly in iceland and the Northern lands with the birth of bands such as Of monsters and men, Seabear and Sigar rs. this has been partly down to the growth and predominance of music festivals in iceland such as iceland airwaves. 7. instrumentinstrument There as many types of instruments used in the genre indie folk. bands like Mumford and sons use unconventional instruments such as ukelele 8. some indie folk album covers ...some indie folk album covers ... 9. historyhistory It started in the 1990s and emerged form the genre singer/songwriter, rock and folk. key figureheads of the genre included Bob Dylan. Dylan shaped the genre thought his long career ranging from 1961 to the present day. 10. some important indie folksome important indie folk artists ...artists ... 11. Bob DylanBob Dylan His lyrics have incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences His recording career, spanning fifty years, has explored many of the traditions in American song from folk and country to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music. 12. Elliott SmithElliott Smith Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterised by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery". he used a technique called multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures and harmonies. 13. Edward Sharp and the magneticEdward Sharp and the magnetic zeroszeros This band emphasises the versatility of the genre with Edward shape and the magnetic zeros dipping and diving into other genres such as Neo-psychedelia. Psychedelia is a genre that represents artists such as the beetles and pink floyd. 14. These are some newer band that have emerged...These are some newer band that have emerged... 15. Of Monsters and Men is a six- piece, English-language, indie folk band from Iceland, formed in 2010. The members are lead singer/guitarist Nanna Brynds Hilmarsdttir, co-singer/guitarist Ragnar "Raggi" rhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rsenkranz Hilmarsson and bassist Kristjn Pll Kristjnsson. Of Monsters and MenOf Monsters and Men 16. Of Monsters and MenOf Monsters and Men Their album named My head is an animal got into the top 10 albums charts in several different countries which included United Kingdom, USA, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Canada and Australia. They have performed at festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury, as well as some smaller festivals such as latitude, T in the park, and iceland airwaves. 17. Gabrielle AplinGabrielle Aplin Gabrielle Aplin she was born 10 October 1992) is an English indie folk singer- songwriter from Sutton Benger, Wiltshire. Aplin gained a following online after publishing acoustic covers of songs by bands such as Paramore and You Me at Six on YouTube. 18. Gabrielle AplinGabrielle Aplin She followed a new initiative to try and get artists into the music industry through social network and online video sharing uploads such as YouTube and SoundCloud. Her album English rain peaked at number two in the UK album charts. 19. Ben HowardBen Howard He was born 24 May 1988 and originates form Totnes, Devon. He self-released his debut EP Games in the Dark followed by two more EPs These Waters and Old Pine EP . 20. Ben HowardBen Howard He was raised by musical parents who exposed him to their favourite records from singer-songwriter artists from the 1960s and 1970s at an early age, such as John Martyn, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel, by whom he was strongly influenced. He is also a double BRIT award winner, winning the best British breakthrough act and British male solo artist for 2013. 21. Something that are similar between Indie artistsSomething that are similar between Indie artists Fact that they're all very well known. These things like natural Materials in their music videos and album covers. The window is make up and don't wear very garish clothes. They look very understated and where indie and vintage the fashion. The use of guitars is very prominent.