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Bands On Instagram - 25 Must-Follow Artists

By Kevin EG Perry

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Posted on 23 Jan 13

 
 

Ignore the critics: it's not all photos of organic salads in tastefully upmarket restaurants on Instagram. Sometime's it's photos of musicians' organic salads in tastefully upmarket restaurants. And sometimes it's musicians smoking novelty-sized spliffs and writing on their stomachs. God bless you, RiRi and Snoop. Here's the 25 best musicians to follow on Instagram.


Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg's regularly updated feed is a mix of the herbal and the hilarious - a recent sketch of Bill Murray on a $5 bill stands out: @snoopdogg
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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean's feed is just as tasteful and artistic as you'd expect from the man behind 'Channel Orange': @francistenenbaum
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Tom Cowan of The Horrors

Lots of musical tech and toys from the camera of Tom Cowan: @Tom_Furse
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Wiley

As gloriously eccentric as we've come to expect from the man with the funniest Twitter in British rap: @wiley__
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Rihanna

Rihanna's instagram feed will get you significantly more access to the world's wildest pop star than anyone on the Rihanna plane got: @badgalriri
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Azealia Banks

Food, fashion and selfies from the camera of the irrepressible Ms Banks: @azealiabanks
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Bon Iver

Tasteful pastoral scenes and wooly jumpers. Who else but Justin Vernon of Bon Iver? @blobtower
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R Kelly

The best way to get a glimpse inside the mindm, and indeed closet, of R Kelly: @RKelly
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Not quite as psychedelic as their music would suggest, but Ruban Nielson's feed is still worth a follow: @unknownmortalorchestra
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Dev Hynes

Funky studios and funkier outfits from the Blood Orange-turned-super-producer: @devhynes
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The Vaccines

Packed with pro live shots of the band in full flow: @thevaccines
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Jessie Ware

See what life on tour really looks like with Jessie Ware: @JessieWare
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Beyoncé

Queen Bey regularly updates this feed and sends out personalised messages: @baddiebey
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Tinie Tempah

Catch up with Tinie Tempah disturbing the worlds of music and fashion: @tiniegram
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Diplo

The life of a superstar DJ, as captured by Diplo: @diplo
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M.I.A.

M.I.A.'s instagram feed has given us some gems, but beware she has been known to abandon the feed at short notice... @refugeeintent
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Taylor Swift

We're not usually big Taylor Swift supporters, but when she's hanging out with The Boss who's going to argue? @taylorswift
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Big Boi

A glimpse into the outlandish lifestyle of the Outkast man: @therealbigboi
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Cat Power

Chan Marshall's feed is as personal and idiosyncratic as her music:@afasm
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Albert Hammond Jr

One of the perks of life in The Strokes is getting to live an old-school rock'n'roll lifestyle, as Albert Hammond Jr so ably demonstrates: @alberthammondjr
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Lee Spielman of Trash Talk

Trust a member of Trash Talk to find the weirdest sites in America and beyond: @Leespielman
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Drew McConnell of Babyshambles

Travel and boozing from the Babyshambles man: @Drewhelsinki
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Best Coast

Life on tour meets retro chic on Best Coast's feed: @bscbscbsc
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Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear

Tasteful and arty shots fill the feed of the Grizzly Bear man: @edroste
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Nigel Godrich

The inside track from Radiohead's super producer:@NigelGod
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Plus: NME Magazine!

We couldn't forget our own feed, could we? In bed with Haim and Palma Violets is just the start: @NMEMagazine
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