Twee

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Twee (or Twee pop) is a type of indie rock that is known for simple, sweet melodies and lyrics, often with jangling guitars. The genre began in 1986, when New Musical Express released C86, a compilation of bands including the Pastels and Primal Scream; see 1986 in music.

In the United Kingdom, where twee pop was most popular, Sarah Records was home to most of the bands in the field, including Heavenly and the Orchids. In the United States, the movement was championed by K Records out of Olympia, Washington and was headed by the band Beat Happening.

"Twee", a baby-talk alteration of "sweet", is a British English term for something that is overly sweet or knowingly cute.

The more punk-influenced variants of twee pop are also sometimes referred to as cuddlecore.

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