A guitar pop blend with ethic elements and melodious vocals, the indie pop genre emerged in post-punk Britain in the late 1970s. More often that not, it carries the softer, appealing and memorable nature of mainstream pop, yet differs in its less conventional, punk rock-inspired sound. During its ea ... read morerlier years, the genre was most heavily impacted by the 1986 British cassette compilation, C86, featuring tracks from new for the time artists, represented by independent record labels such as Stump, Mighty Mighty and Big Flame. At present day, some of the more influential artists include Glass Animals, The xx, Bon Iver, Daimien Rice, and Imagine Dragons. Indie pop subgenres include chamber pop and twee pop.