Indie music fans "have low self-esteem and are not very hard-working, kind or generous. However, they are creative."
That's according to a study that investigated personality traits common to devotees of various music genres.
Indie kids seem to've come out pretty badly - whereas metallers ("Very creative and at ease with themselves, but not very outgoing or hard-working"), lovers of the Blues ("High self-esteem, creative, outgoing and at ease with themselves") and Country & Western fans ("Very hard-working and outgoing") come out rather better.
Next week: scientists conclusively demonstrate that bears have a propensity to excrete in forested areas.