The White Stripes are an American alternative rock band from Detroit, MI formed in 1997 by guitarist/singer Jack White and drummer Meg White. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit independent music scene, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002 as part of the garage rock revival. Their successful albums, White Blood Cells and Elephant, drew them attention from a variety of media outlets. The White Stripes utilize a low fidelity, DIY approach to writing and recording, stressing a raw, minimalistic simplicity of composition and arrangement mostly inspired by punk rock, blues rock, folk rock and country music. The band has a color scheme of red, white, and black colors and clothing. The band's latest three albums have each won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album.