Britpop was a mid-1990s British-based music and culture movement that emphasised Britishness. It produced brighter, catchier
alternative rock partly in reaction to the popularity of the darker lyrical themes of the US-led grunge music and to
the UK's own shoegaze music scene.
Britpop was a media-driven focus on bands which emerged from the independent music scene of the early 1990s. Although the term was viewed as a marketing tool, and more of a cultural moment than a musical style or genre, its associated bands typically drew from the British pop music of the 1960s, glam rock and punk rock of the 1970s and indie pop of the 1980s.