Indie pop is a genre of alternative rock which originated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Originally and often still a form of independent music, it is closely associated with indie rock, both genres are similar, yet there are differences between both. Indie rock tends to be edgier, rougher and harsher-sounding, contrasting the more melodious indie pop. Indie pop additionally takes influences from 1960s girl group music and power pop, often giving it retro elements, and makes usage of jangly guitars.
|Stylistic origins||Indie rock, 1960s girl-group pop, post-punk, power pop|
|Cultural origins||Early 1980s, United Kingdom|
|Typical instruments||Guitar - Vocals - Keyboard - Drums - Bass - Synthesizer|
|Indie rock, alternative rock, post-rock, independent music|
In 1986, British music magazine NME released a cassette called C86, which included indie pop and indie rock music; the artists in C86 made music which was described by About.com as "a twee, amateurish form of home-made music drawing deeply from sunny '60s acts like The Byrds and the Velvet Underground."
- journalist, Anthony Carew Anthony Carew is a music; Magazine, host of "The International Pop Underground" radio show His work appears in Rolling Stone. "What's the Difference Between Alternative and Indie?". ThoughtCo.