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People are sharing their mortifying indie music memories with this hilarious hashtag

Apr 7th 2016, 8:10 AM 6,905 3

REMEMBER THE mid-noughties, when a rash of indie bands hit the charts and everyone thought Pete Doherty was the height of cool? What a time.

Pete Doherty and Kate Moss Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

People have been sharing their memories of those years with the Twitter hashtag #indieamnesty – which may or may not have been triggered by former Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell (remember him?) trawling back through the archives in a recent interview with Noisey.

Splendour festival 2012 - Nottingham Source: EMPICS Entertainment

The hashtag is a treasure trove of bad haircuts, misguided fandom, and bands you thought you’d forgotten:

(That’s a young Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, by the by, before he learned about hair gel.)

Mercury Music Prize 2006 - Grosvenor House hotel, central London Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Nick Grimshaw’s memory was an undercover humblebrag (we’re on to you, Nick).

But this contribution from Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos, is an automatic win, for sure:

It’s true! There he is!


If you need to see more (and trust us, you do) please peruse the #IndieAmnesty hashtag here. Beautiful.

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Valerie Loftus


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