Alternative Friday

because great new music doesn’t always get the exposure it deserves

This first selection of Emerging artists for 2016 is another varied selection of outstanding up and coming artists covering a few different genres, and they are all linked by the impressive quality of both their songwriting and musicianship. I love ’em all, but which are your favourites?

The Assist – Love
If you love your alternative dance in a baggy Happy Mondays style then you should fall head over heels for this track from Walsall 4-piece The Assist. It’s full of swagger, and with a funky melodic hook to instantly draw you in too. A rousing and anthemic gem.
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Mellor – Dolly Daydream
For a band whose usual raucous sound is compared to the likes of Miles Kane or The Libertines, Dolly Daydream is a more of a laid back piano ballad, but one which retains a strong melody and stirring chorus, and is the lead track taken from their upcoming “Damage/Joy” EP, out on March 11th. Dolly should be proud.
Website | Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook
[Sorry – track removed from soundcloud]


Fin Henderson – Lady Lately
For a 19-year old, York based singer-songwriter Fin Henderson has a quality that belies his years. Lady Lately is possibly an uncomplicated track, but therein lies its beauty, as it emphasises his impressive vocals and melodic piano led instrumentation. A dazzling achievement.
Website | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook
[Sorry – track removed from soundcloud]


Wennink – Dissolve
Wennink is the collaboration of London-based singer songwriter Oliver Wennink, and producer Matt Owen, while Dissolve is a wonderfully haunting and ambient electronica track. The smooth vocals and intricate production also combine with a seemingly effortless ease to create something quite beautiful. It’s both exotic and moody!
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