It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sammy Turton, otherwise known as 4StringBoy online. He’s an exceptional ukulele player that immediately caught my attention with
Indie Ukulele Tabs
Delicate riffs, clanging guitars and anthemic choruses. Below is every band I have arranged on the ukulele that could be considered indie. It’s one of the broader terms in musical genres but here you can find anything from Arctic Monkeys to Radiohead. I have organised them by albums, typically, each album will have three indie ukulele tabs with it.
The majority of ukulele tabs on this website are organised by the album they come from. Click on the posts below to get to the tabs.
Feist is known for her humongous hit 1,2,3,4 that seemed to penetrate radio stations in the mid-00s. She also had a lot of success with
These guys arrived to the music scene at just the right time for me. I had freshly turned 18 so going out on a Saturday
One of my unusual obsessions as a teen was The OC. When your a teen growing up in the grim north of England, the sun
I first discovered these guys when iTunes gave away Mansard Roof as the free single of the week (Remember when they used to do that?).
I always thought The Strokes had this effortless coolness about them. Everything they put out seems to ooze it. Especially the album that You Only
I have always said if I could be immediately proficient on any instrument. By that I mean if I could wake up with 50 years
Aha Shake Heartbreak simply solidifies the thoughts among many (myself included) that the Kings Of Leon are the best rock band to have come out
Grammy award-winning The Black Keys know how to write a good riff, there’s no question about it. One of my favourites is Gold On The
I have Instagram to thank for introducing me to this song. I asked for suggestions of what to play and this came up. I’m glad
I recently discovered an old playlist called “Indie Stuff 2005”. Man, what a decent era in UK music. Guitar bands owned the charts and sublime
I remember been instantly awed by these guys after seeing their live set at Glastonbury on the tv. They had this beautiful simplicity to them.
This song is about when Mac was playing a drunken gig and somehow drumsticks ended up in his behind. Due to it being the 21st
I was so happy to see Sufjan Stevens have some mainstream success when he penned the soundtrack to Call Me By Your Name. He has
Some lovely lickage from Boy Pablo made me want to learn this song on I the ukulele. A few years ago, this song was in
I would without a doubt put this song in the list of most iconic UK songs ever written. Lyrically it’s bleak, but the instrumentation is
I was immediately into these guys as soon as I heard them and I have being a fan ever since. They have consistently put out
For me, these guys are one of the more underlooked and underrated bands from the Britpop era. I have seen them live a few times
Muse are no strangers to intricate pieces of music and ear-worming riffs. I grew up loving their music and I have been lucky enough to
I, and you are more than likely the same, first heard this song on TikTok. It quickly became the soundtrack to anything nostalgic on the
Noel Gallagher is hailed as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. He knew his way around a riff or two as well. Let’s
With its undeniable groove, it’s hard not to bop your head or at least tap your foot along to Fools Gold by the Stone Roses.
Liverpool legends The La’s wrote one of the greatest songs of the 90s. Lyrically its beautiful, but the the opening riff is something else. Super
Jack White is abit of a hero of mine if I’m honest. I thought The White Stripes had some of the best garage rock songs
Under neon loneliness, motorcycle emptiness. One of my favourite cryptic lines from the Manic Street Preachers. A song about the glittering life that everybody wants
The Cure are one of those bands that you don’t realise how many songs of theirs you know until you whack a playlist of theirs
Does anyone remember Myspace?? I first discovered Fleet Foxes on there. Back when I was living in New Zealand we didn’t have the internet at
Arcade fire is an incredible band, There is no other way about it. This is a band that shows their talent in abundance, and it’s
What I love about Gerry Cinnamon is his ability to mask his very sombre songs with these upbeat and lively instrumentals. It’s a heady mix
A collection of songs which gave an insight into the workings of Ian Curtis’s mind. There’s not much to say about Joy Division that hasn’t
I have had so many nights where i fall asleep with this song and the music video on repeat. Then i go on the spend
It’s a bold claim to call an album perfect, but fuck it, the stone roses debut album is perfect. Every second of it is magical.
This is one of those iconic riffs, them ones where you wish you would be able to play but you are too frightened to try
For so long i thought this song was called Brainstorm lol. I uploaded a ukulele arrangement for Favourite Worst Nightmare and about half the comments
Tame Impala are one of those bands that i could get lost on a desert album with their discography and be completely happy about that.
OK Computer is a work of art comprised of progressive music, brimming with atmosphere and depth. It comes as “No Surprise” to me that it
Can you believe The Hives were form in 1989? The band are as old as me which is mad to think. Their “big break” came
The second album from The Libertines carries on from their sublime debut. They are a band that captured the whirling feeling of falling apart and
Franz Ferdinand are one of the most charming indie bands to emerge from the mid-2000s. Their debut is untouchable in terms of quality. Top-notch instrumentation,
Indie rockers Foster The People burst into the mainstream with their single Pumped Up Kicks in 2010. It’s gone on to amass over a billion
The debut album from The Kooks is a nostalgia trip and it takes me back to a simpler time in my life. It catapulted them
A musical masterclass from Alex Turner and Miles Kane. The Last Shadow Puppets second album is one for everyones collection. Lets learn to play some
I first saw these guys perform on the Glastonbury highlights a few years ago. I was awed by the lead singer, Samuel T. Herring, and
This song first came to my attention when I heard the amazing Walk Off The Earth version. The chorus is just so catchy and its
His soulful and jazzy takes just melt into my ears like hot butter does to bread. It comes as no surprise that he is a
I first got into Tame Impala after hearing Currents. What I didn’t realise until listening to it is how many songs by them I actually
This is one of them songs that has gone on to become legendary. When it got released in 2010 it was blasted in all the
Want to know something really interesting about this song? It’s my band. That’s right, when I’m not playing the ukulele on YouTube you can find
Learn to play some Vampire Weekend songs on the ukulele. FREE TABs for Obvious Bicycles, Dianne Young and Young Lion.