Oxford Indie is a genre of music that originated in the city of Oxford, England in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is characterized by its jangly, melodic guitar sound, often with a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies. The genre is heavily influenced by the music of the 1960s, particularly the British Invasion bands such as The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Who. Oxford Indie bands often feature a combination of acoustic and electric guitars, as well as keyboards and other instruments. The genre is known for its upbeat, energetic sound and its focus on songwriting. Popular Oxford Indie bands include Radiohead, Supergrass, and Foals.
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