Alternative Friday

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

  Taunton 4-piece October Drift only formed at the start of 2015, however the successful combination of some nihilistic alt rock music (or is it?) and a virtually non-stop UK touring schedule, has seen them receive a wide range of support and a reputation for impressive live shows (I’ve seen them – it is). They’ve …

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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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We head off on another tour of impressive new music again this month, and as always it took time to whittle the longest down to these 10 tracks, so dive in as we head from indie and alternative rock, to shoegaze, psychedelia, and a bit of ska-infused pop! Enjoy, and do spread the word about …

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This latest entry is both an excellent and an eclectic bunch, as we float between psychedelia, blues rock, post punk and, er, Cymrucana? They’re all hugely impressive though, so enjoy ’em, and spread the love for your favs…   Super Best Friends Club — Humans It’s not easy to describe this gem of a track, but I’d …

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The best of the summer may be behind us, but there’s a wonderful array of musical gems in the September mixtape to brighten your day, ranging from radical indie and alt rock, to electro synth, soulful pop, and more. Enjoy…   October Drift – Losing My Touch Arch Birds – Find You Mickey Cupid – …

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