Definition of post-punk in English:

post-punk

adjective

  • Denoting a style of rock music inspired by punk but less aggressive in performance and musically more experimental.

    • ‘They were both a big influence on post-punk bands and they had good covers.’
    • ‘They converted their esoteric post-punk tastes into instant pop thrills.’
    • ‘Reviews were mixed, but Smith suddenly found himself the figurehead for a growing army of disaffected post-punk kids in mascara and black lipstick.’
    • ‘Recently I finished writing Rip it Up and Start Again, a history of the post-punk era.’
    • ‘It was almost inevitable that the debut full-length from this post-punk band was going to be phenomenal.’
    • ‘And 115 years later, a post-punk band got named in its honor.’
    • ‘And you will also know them by loud, brash post-punk anthems like this one.’
    • ‘In part two of our five-part interview with the post-punk legend, he discusses his top three Joy Division covers of all time.’
    • ‘You can't keep something this good locked away in your post-punk treasure chest forever.’
    • ‘And there was not so much as a glimpse of the post-punk landscape in sight.’
    • ‘Instead, Watchers dwell on post-punk anxiety, lending these tunes a forced, undeserving gravity.’
    • ‘Joy Division became famous for their bleak, introspective music, which became the hallmark of Britain's post-punk music scene.’
    • ‘Arcade Fire has created a beautiful mélange of dark, red-blooded rapture that post-punk romanticists would die for.’
    • ‘Suddenly we are surrounded with reminders of just how interesting the post-punk musical scene was.’
    • ‘The Clean is the original post-punk independent band from New Zealand.’
    • ‘They take that 80s melodic, post-punk sound and make it feel renewed rather then rehashed.’
    • ‘The band have combined the best aspects of post-punk rock and new-romantic experimentation.’
    • ‘Frank Black has been quoted recently as warming to the idea of reuniting his seminal post-punk outfit, the Pixies.’
    • ‘The post-punk crowd should certainly find plenty to enjoy.’
    • ‘Add to that some post-punk influences and you have a solid mix of melody and noise.’

noun

  • Post-punk music.

    • ‘Rhythms grow, and as they do so they distort and disfigure, becoming something like the post-punk you know, but wholly fresh to the senses.’
    • ‘English post-punk was my obsession and Peel provided the only historical evidence of some of these bands.’
    • ‘Radio 4's roots are firmly planted in the rich tradition of British post-punk, lest anyone forget.’
    • ‘Their music has a little bit of many great influences, from post-punk to new wave to shoegaze.’
    • ‘New wave grew out of post-punk, rather than punk.’
    • ‘One striking feature of Beat Poet's post-punk is the swapping of instruments.’
    • ‘Even a few years ago, when I said I loved post-punk, people didn't know what I meant.’
    • ‘In fact, post-punk had implications more wide-reaching than punk, in the sense that it shaped pop music.’
    • ‘The musical theme of the night is English Indie, particularly 1980s post-punk, through to Britpop.’
    • ‘Post-punk, as a genre aesthetically distinct from punk, could easily embrace Anarcho or Hardcore - each of which have their own codes and practices.’
    • ‘John Cale and Brian Eno are the godfathers of post-punk as defined by Reynolds.’
    • ‘Of course, as you know, I've never really seen the transcendence in post-punk.’
    • ‘Their recent move signals a change from experimental noise to post-punk.’
    • ‘The Scream signalled the arrival of post-punk, oddly enough, from one of the original punk groups.’
    • ‘It's art-rock focused through the lens of late 70s post-punk.’
    • ‘Why else would they release this seemingly innocuous collection of scrawling post-punk?’
    • ‘Post-punk, whether reissued or rehashed, isn't the aim on this mix though.’
    • ‘Here, they belie their knowledge of modern post-punk.’
    • ‘Of course, yes of course, they embraced retro-punk and the chic dark-browed sounds of post-punk.’
    • ‘Russ, I can't argue with your pointing out my strong inclination towards the artier end of post-punk.’