Are the band the who indie?

Not at all. The who started off as a rhythm and blues/rock & roll band in the sixties whom appealled to both the mods & rockers (cults in the UK at the time). The Who then progressed into stadium rock in the early 70's but still keeping their rhythm & blues riffs, but to this day they still have a massive mod following throughout the world and the UK. Arguabley you could say they were the first ever punk band and way before their time.