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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 C-86, a compilation of bands including the Pastels and Primal Scream; C-86 became an entire genre that soon gave way to twee pop (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 (overly) sweet or knowingly cute.

Twee bands

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