Indie rock is a style of rock music and is currently a subgenre of alternative rock which originated in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. Highly diverse, it features a variety of sub-genres including lo-fi , slowcore, riot grrrl, among others. The term was commonly used to describe record labels, but over time it became associated with the music they produced. Then, as American pop-rock and post-punk bands, and then British Britpop bands, broke into the music market of the 1990s, it came to be used as an identifier for these groups, which, although it also belonged to the form general to alternative rock, they did not take the route or the aesthetics imposed by these movements and that made these popular. In the 2000s, meanwhile, as a result of changes in the music industry and the increasing importance of the Internet, a number of indie rock groups resulted in commercial success, leading to questions about their meaning as a term. , becoming referred to as a genre as such (according to statistics).