Indie Rock News is a one stop shop for all your indie/alternative rock music news and gossip. Instead of ploughing your way through a load of RSS feeds, Indie Rock News gives you a tag cloud of whatever is happening. That means a big list of things where the more popular a thing is, the more prominent it is. At a glance you can see who is in the news and what is happening. Wanna see what Animal Collective have just done, or who has a new album out? Just click that particular tag.

Popular Tags
"Audio" and "Video" show you all the stories with downloads, streams or videos. Most of these can be accessed from inside the app itself.

"New Record" lists all the stories about anyone with new release.

"Festival" brings you all the latest festival news. It may be worth clicking the "Read All" button for festivals as it can introduce a lot of false positives.

Make your favourite bands more visible by clicking the "Like" button. This hilights them so they stand out more prominently.

Tweet a story that you think your mates might like.

Lots of similar stories? Click a button to mark them all as read. A tag will appear grey if there are no new stories to read. You can even mark EVERYTHING as read now.

To update it at any time, simply give it a shake or choose the option from the pop up menu. The data on the server is only updated every half hour.

We gather the headlines from the NME, Quietus, Drowned in Sound, Pitchfork, ResidentAdvisor and Xlr8r for the best of what is happening in the US/UK music scene. The list of new artists is updated daily.

Finally, and most importantly, Indie Rock News is FREE!!!!!!

Double finally, if you like this then you might like "Games News" which is the video gaming equivalent.

What’s New

Version 3.1

The app now uses all the latest iOS features. These include
1 - Notifications of favourite stories on your lock screen.
2 - News screen now behaves a bit more like safari.
3 - Tidied up the sharing screen.

Note - iOS 8+ only.

Ratings and Reviews

Cori_Renee ,

Has potential but could be better

This has the potential to be a really good app. What would make it better would be if there was a search bar so that you could type in your favorite artists name and add them to your favorites if they weren't listed already also the home screen of the app should only display the names of the artists that you picked as your favorites instead of every single artist out there

Bebop210 ,

Indie retraction

I gave a crappy review for not having articles about royal trux black bananas howling hex et al. It turns out its easy to get a hold of the author and he is rectifying the situation.. Rawk on hipsters. Back on my phone..

Dom Aleksandr ,

Bugs and Issues

Share button doesn't work, crashes the app.

I'm guessing the green text is part of the aesthetic. I wish I could change it anyway.

Why is Led Zeppelin so big but has only two articles associated? I thought this was like a word cloud.

Can I search myself? Seems like a useful compiler if it could.

Editable sources? What are the sources?

Seems like a good idea that can be expanded.


Red Five Software Ltd
999.4 KB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2012 Shaun Pryszlak


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