Alternative Friday

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

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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It’s not just an eclectix mixtape this month, but a global one too, as we travel from Leeds to LA, the Welsh valleys to the Russian Federation, and further. Along the way we take in everything from sunshine inspired indie to electro pop, and groovy rock to a cinematic slow burner. Enjoy…   Marsicans – …

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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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It’s a squeeze! Whittling down the long list for this month’s mixtape down to 10 tracks was a real challenge, as the year has certainly started on a musical high note, so I hope you enjoy the selection as we bounce between alternative & indie rock, pop, and blues. Enjoy… Mosley Bar – Two Apart …

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