New wave

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Definition

Bands from the late 1970s and early 1980s who followed on from the punk genre were described as 'new wave'.

The style diversified from being driven by heavy guitars to incorporating synths and became an inclusive term for a number of sub-genres. Bands like Blondie and Talking Heads could be described as new wave.

Examples


Hear Blondie's new wave track 'Atomic'.

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