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List of German indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie rock solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The indie rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German indie rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List includes The Whitest Boy Alive, Aydo Abay, more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie rock bands from Germany?" and "Which indie rock bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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The Whitest Boy Alive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
The Whitest Boy Alive Indie pop, New Wave, Shoegazing

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Aydo Abay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Aydo Abay Indie rock

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Fools Garden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Fools Garden Popular music, Indie pop, Pop rock

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Cinema Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Cinema Bizarre Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Tarwater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Tarwater Electronic dance music, Post-rock, Indie rock

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Tocotronic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Tocotronic Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Sportfreunde Stiller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Sportfreunde Stiller Rock music, Indie rock

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Gods of Blitz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Gods of Blitz Indie, Rock music, Indie rock

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Kettcar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Kettcar Indie, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Pink Turns Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Pink Turns Blue New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Blackmail is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Blackmail German rock, Electronic music, Alternative rock

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Kurt Ebelhaeuser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Kurt Ebelhaeuser Indie rock

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Lali Puna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Lali Puna Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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The Robocop Kraus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
The Robocop Kraus Indie pop, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Mrs. Meier and the Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List

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Vaggeli downtown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Vaggeli downtown Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Stun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Stun

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Isolation Berlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Isolation Berlin

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Ja, Panik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Ja, Panik

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Die Goldenen Zitronen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Die Goldenen Zitronen Hip hop music, New Wave, Electro

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Stun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Indie Rock Bands List
Stun