Alternative Friday

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

I’m convinced that 2018 was another outstanding year for new & emerging musicians, with my evidence both here and here, and there was definitely no let off as the year drew to a close. So have a wander through the first Mixtape of 2019, which takes us from alt rock & indie, through to electronica, …

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The incredible quality of new and emerging musicians never surprises me, and I’m confident that 2018 has been another exceptional year for new music. So as it draws to a close we reveal our annual Alternative Friday Awards… so who are the winners?

There’s no doubt in my mind that 2018 has been another outstanding year for new and emerging musicians, so it was a huge challenge to trim my longlist down to these impressive & eclectic tracks (do browse the monthly mixtapes and Spotify Evolving Tunes during the year for more). This ‘Best of 2018’ playlist also …

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There’s usually a diverse feel to these mixtapes but this month it possibly cover more ground than usual, as is flies around between alt rock & indie, electro pop, acoustic storytelling, soul, and folk. I love all ten, but do spread the word about your favs…   Heavy Rapids – Crying Shame The Creases – …

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Last year was undoubtedly an outstanding one for new and emerging musicians, as highlighted in my Best of 2017 Soundcloud and Spotify playlists, but there were numerous late entries that make this first Mixtape of the New Year, covering numerous sounds from folk rock & pop to some epic ukulele & dark Belgian disco! Roll …

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The Fresh on the Net school year has come to an end, and we’re now on the beach until September, however I’ve been through my little black book for the past 11 months and there’s been some outstanding music submitted to us during that time. From the 5,000 – 6,000 tracks I’ve personally heard I’ve …

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