A late 70's and early 80's musical subculture, stemming from the punk rock movement. Many bands who are considered post-punk can can also be labelled as new wave and goth. Within recent years many new bands have emerged with obvious post-punk influences. The sounds of post-punk are usually dark, rhythm guitar based with strong basslines coupled with simple drumbeats. The vocalists are often very original sounding and the lyrics, insightful as opposed to commercially accessable. Along with the music a fashion developed consisting of very plain clothing, sometimes dark eyeliner and for the boys short simple haircuts and for the girls more flamboyant hair.
post-punk bands include: joy division, bauhaus, the jam, siouxsie and the banshees, the smiths, echo and the bunnymen