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Indie pop music

LC control no.sh2015000867
Topical headingIndie pop music
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Variant(s)Independent pop music
See alsoAlternative rock music
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Found inWork cat: 2015013367: White, M., Popkiss: the life and afterlife of Sarah Records, 2015 ecip galley (Very definitely apart from indie-rock, indie-pop began life as a notion of punk that maintained some of punk's primary characteristics -- back-to-basics instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, maybe some rudimentary keyboards), the ranking of enthusiasm and character above technical skill -- but replaced punk's anger and discordance with melody and romanticism)
Wikipedia, Apr. 3, 2015 (Indie pop; genre of alternative rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s, with its roots in Scottish post-punk bands on the Postcard Records label in the early 1980s (Josef K and Orange Juice) and the dominant UK independent band of the mid-1980s, the Smiths. Indie pop was inspired by punk's DIY ethic and related ideologies, and it generated a thriving fanzine, label, and club and gig circuit. Indie pop differs from indie rock to the extent that it is more melodic, less abrasive, and relatively angst-free)