The Observer's "bluffer's guide to indie tribes"
So we know really what's happened here - the Observer have had a press release through about the Independents Day initiative and, not arsed enough to actually cover the event and discuss the history of the genre and where proper independently distributed music stands here in 2008, have had the section editor message across the floor "James? Write a bit about indie to fill a column, would you?" Hence the staggering revelation that Snow Patrol are a bit like Coldplay and daytime radio plays a lot of Kaiser Chiefs, which is purposely misleading the topic at hand, not least as it mostly namechecks major label bands. Really, what's the point?
"Indie tribes". Fuck off.