The Best Indie Artists Of 2022

Who are the best indie artists of 2022, you might ask? From Grammy Award nominee Maggie Rogers to chillwave musician Toro y Moi, we've featured all of your favorite indie singer-songwriters and groups who've released new music this year. Indie rock bands The Black Keys, alt-J, Band of Horses, Bastille, and Arcade Fire never cease to excite fans with their electrifying records, and alternative pop vocalists Mitski and King Princess fearlessly defy industry norms with their empowering feminist energy and unique musical production. 

Which of these indie singers and supergroups will win a Grammy next year? Whose new albums are you currently listening to across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote up the best indie bands and musicians of 2022, and feel free to check out their latest records and discography lists if you'd like to discover more of their greatest music. 

  • Mitski
    100 votes
    Mitski Miyawaki (born Mitsuki Laycock; September 27, 1990) is a Japanese-born American singer-songwriter. Mitski self-released her first two albums, Lush (2012) and Retired from Sad, New Career in ...more
  • Conan Gray
    67 votes
    Conan Lee Gray (born Gurei Konan) is an American recording artist and social media personality. He is best known for his debut EP, "Sunset Season," which was released under Republic Records in 2018 ...more
  • Maggie Rogers
    Margaret Debay Rogers (born April 25, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer from Easton, Maryland. Her big break came when her song "Alaska" was played to Pharrell Williams ...more
  • Animal Collective are an American experimental pop band formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003. Its members consist of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and ...more
  • Wet Leg
    51 votes
    Wet Leg are a British indie rock duo from the Isle of Wight, founded in 2019 by Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. Their debut single "Chaise Longue" quickly racked up three million streams in 2021. ...more
  • Kurt Vile
    35 votes
    Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is known for his solo work and as the former lead guitarist of rock band The ...more