Bands On Instagram – 25 Must-Follow Artists

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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