While countless overseas bands from mainstream successes to indie rock favorites and underground punk outfits have appeared on Taiwan over the years, the bands and other friends listed here have made lasting impressions on the local indie scene. Some have returned year after year to festivals like Spring Scream where concertgoers eagerly await their return. Others have identified with the state's political struggles and visit the island to show support. Very often these overseas artists have deeply cemented relationships with local bands leading to collaborations as well as CD releases on the island's indie labels. Below are some of the notable visiting artists that have enriched the Taiwanese indie scene with a positive exchange of cultures and ideas.