Indie rock is a genre o alternative rock that oreeginatit in the Unitit Kinrick an the Unitit States in the 1980s. Indie rock is extremely diverse, wi sub-genres that include indie pop, jangle pop, C86, an lo-fi, amang ithers. Oreeginally uised tae describe record labels, the term became associatit wi the muisic they producit an wis initially uised interchyngeably wi alternative rock. As grunge an punk revival baunds in the US, an then Britpop baunds in the UK, breuk intae the mainstream in the 1990s, it came tae be uised tae identifee those acts that retained a ootsider an unnergrund perspective. In the 2000s, as a result o chynges in the muisic industry an the growin importance o the Internet, a nummer o indie rock acts began tae enjoy commercial success, leadin tae questions aboot its meaninfulness as a term.
|Stylistic oreegins||Alternative rock, new wave, post-punk, garage rock|
|Cultural oreegins||Early 1980s, Unitit Kinrick, Unitit States|
|Teepical instruments||Guitar, bass, drums, keybuird, vocals|
|Baroque pop – C86 – Dance-punk – Dream pop – Indie pop – Jangle pop – Lo-fi – math rock – Noise pop – Noise rock – Post-punk revival – Post-rock – Sadcore|
|Grindie – Indie dance – Indie fowk – Indietronica – New rave|
|Lairgely global: Ingland – Ireland – Scotland – Israel – Wales – US – Canadae – Swaden – Japan – Australie – Malaysia - Indonesie – Fraunce – Turkey|
|Timeline o alternative rock, DIY ethic|