Brit Pop emerged from the UK independent music scene in the early 1990s and was characterized by bands influenced by the British guitar pop genre well known in the sixties and seventies. In the wake of British invasion from the American grunge scene bands such as Blur and Oasis positioned themselves as an opposing musical force.
At the height of its popularity a rivalry between Blur and Oasis became the subject of media attention with both bands battling for success in the UK charts. The band initially praised each other but as the years went on their hostility for each other grew. The Battle of Brit Pop at its height drifted away from music and unintentionally became a battle of class and regional division: Oasis representing the north and Blur the south.