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Cultural originsNew rave_header_cell_0_2_0 Mid-2000s (decade), United KingdomNew rave_cell_0_2_1
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New rave is a genre of music described by The Guardian as "an in-yer-face, DIY disco riposte to the sensitive indie rock touted by bands like Bloc Party." New rave_sentence_0

It is most commonly applied to a British-based music scene between 2005 and late 2008 of fast-paced electronica-influenced indie music that celebrated the late 1980s Madchester and rave scenes through the use of neon colours and using the term 'raving' to refer to going nightclubbing. New rave_sentence_1

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The British music magazine NME is largely responsible for popularising the term throughout 2006 and 2007, until claiming in mid-2008 reviews that "New Rave is over". New rave_sentence_2

The genre has connotations of being a "new" version of music heard at raves, as well as being a play on the term "new wave". New rave_sentence_3

Aesthetics New rave_section_1

The aesthetics of the new rave scene are similar to those of the original rave scene, being mostly centred on psychedelic visual effects. New rave_sentence_4

Glowsticks, neon and other lights are common, and followers of the scene often dress in extremely bright and fluorescent colored clothing. New rave_sentence_5

New Rave has been defined more by the image and aesthetic of its bands and supporters, than by its music. New rave_sentence_6

Trash Fashion lead singer, Jet Storm, and Electro heroine Uffie, have been described as the scene's very own pin ups. New rave_sentence_7

Nevertheless, the use of electronic instruments, a musical fusion of rock and dance styles, and a particular anarchic, trashy energy are certainly key elements. New rave_sentence_8

Origins New rave_section_2

Klaxons, Trash Fashion, New Young Pony Club, Hadouken! New rave_sentence_9 , Late of the Pier and Shitdisco are generally accepted as the main exponents of the genre (although some of them disavow the term entirely). New rave_sentence_10

The term was coined by Angular Records founder Joe Daniel and was featured on the "An Angular Disco" flyer used to advertise Klaxons's first gig. New rave_sentence_11

Klaxons later declared they were not new rave, describing it as a "joke that's got out of hand" and that the term was originally ironic, not serious. New rave_sentence_12

In reaction to the media overkill of the "genre", Klaxons banned the use of glowsticks at their gigs in April 2007, saying that "We kept getting asked to explain it. New rave_sentence_13

The whole idea of new rave was to take the piss out of the media by making them talk about something that didn't exist, just for our own amusement. New rave_sentence_14

And they'd say, I appreciate that, but can you tell me more about new rave?" New rave_sentence_15

Los Angeles Times critic Margaret Wappler comments that the "minimalist dance-punk of LCD Soundsystem, the analog classicism of Simian Mobile Disco, the fanatical electro-thrash of Justice, the international amalgam of M.I.A. New rave_sentence_16 , the agitated funk of !!! New rave_sentence_17

(Chk Chk Chk) and the art-schooled disco-sleaze of Cansei de Ser Sexy" contributed to the thriving 'new rave' dance scene, which led to a rediscovery of indie rockers, and a critical and intellectual revolution in dance music. New rave_sentence_18

Criticism New rave_section_3

The sound of the original rave style is barely (if at all) discernible (save some typical analog synth lines) in the majority of bands referred to as new rave. New rave_sentence_19

Bands such as The Sunshine Underground, Cansei de Ser Sexy and Hot Chip are often labeled as new rave due to their large following by fans of the genre. New rave_sentence_20

M.I.A. New rave_sentence_21

has been described as "a new raver before it was old." New rave_sentence_22

Several have publicly declared they had nothing to do with the genre. New rave_sentence_23

Stylist Carri Mundane described it as funny, saying New Rave was "Vacant in retro. New rave_sentence_24

It’s just a marketing machine.... New rave_sentence_25

I guess it was a fun time but I’m more excited about what happens now. New rave_sentence_26

The next level - the next generation. New rave_sentence_27

There’s a mood of neo-spiritualism and futurism that excites me." New rave_sentence_28

The new rave scene can be viewed as a media construct, largely propounded by the NME and TRAX [], with other publications treating the subject as a joke. New rave_sentence_29

The belief that many of the bands associated with new rave can more appropriately be associated with the genre of dance-punk has given credence to such suggestions, although differences between both genres are said to be minor and more down to aesthetics. New rave_sentence_30

Critic John Harris has stated in The Guardian newspaper that the genre is nothing more than a "piss-poor supposed 'youthquake'" that will soon go out of fashion in the same way as rave. New rave_sentence_31

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: rave.