electro trance indie type music. followers use glow sticks and wear neon clothing.
klaxons are so nu rave!
by mel33 April 12, 2007
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Nu rave is a type of music predominantly from England, it combines indie with electronic beats and MCing. Some bands are considered nu rave such as the klaxons, these bands show the more indie side of the spectrum whereas bands such as Hadouken! show a mix of grimey beats with indie guitars and MCing. It has become quite mainstream and the "fashion" that follows it consists of bright/neon colours and 80s clothes, also slogan t-shirts such as "make music not missiles", "save the rave", "be a sinner not a winner" etc. very topshop.
"he's well nu rave, he shops in topman"
by Zacharyyy November 17, 2007
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nu rave is a so-called style of music and 'way of life' as termed by NME Magazine in an article about the Klaxons in March of 2007. Subsequently stores became full of 'nu-rave' merchandise resembling a hideous combination of the worst aspects of 80's, early 90's and chav fashions.

Unlike Punk or other styles which were seen to be outlandish in their day, the nu-rave style is not at all individualistic and has not developed alongside political or social movements over the years ... in fact, it is an overnight style which was cleverly prepared, marketed, and deployed onto consumers by corporate giants.
corporate guru #1: do you think anyone will notice that within days of NME Magazine coining the term, the shops are all coincedentally filled with nu rave items?
corporate guru #2: no, they dont think... they are sheep
corporate guru #3: finally - this is my chance to unload the warehouse full of fashion faux-pas I've been stocking up since 1987
by the_common_man May 30, 2007
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the genre that came out after no self respecting pre-teen wanted to be called emo anymore. soon its gonna be the same. Hell, it even looks the same in some ways. it also has the same "oh this band is so yesterday, look at this new band, they are so new i had no chance to listen to them now, but they must be cool, 'cause they're all new, right?"- attitude.
the joke is: nu rave isn't even nu at all, its simply madchester reloaded. the only thing original is hadouken! 'cause they have MC parts in some songs...what an invention!
nu rave is so emo... remember emo?
by sgrDD March 18, 2008
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A way of dressing/style that incorporates a lot of neon usually. The types of clothes can be seen on sites such as

http://www.ebtm.com http://www.thevintagerevolution.co.uk
Look at his neon shoe laces - he look really nu rave
by Raver? February 28, 2009
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a person who likes flashing lights fast remixed indie songs with a backround beat.wears alot of colours necklaces and wristbands
i got new glowsticks,im so nu-rave
by kevin!!! August 22, 2007
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Nu Rave is when rich young children 'rave' in a licensed venue, listening to average indie pop bands who call themselves Nu Rave to get the rich young kids to buy their records and make them and their record companies/the venues money.
"Hey Ollie are you coming to Koko Nu Rave night tonight, it'll be jolly good fun. We can buy GLOWSTICKS and wear colourful trousers and act all kerayzeeeeeee, then we can come back to mine and get Jeeves to russle us up a couple of VODKA AND TONICS!..... man"
by stag head May 6, 2007
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