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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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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We wander through another array of impressive musical flavours again in this month’s mixtape, which take us from the latest alternative and indie rock tunes, but also include a bit of jazzy blues, fizz punk, electronica, and psychedelic indie jazz. I love ’em all, but do spread the word about your favs. Enjoy…  

As the UK nights draw in, the warm summer vibes of some of the recent mixtapes have given way to a few more raucous guitar heavy indie and alt-rock tracks. As always though, this mixtape has also slipped in some equally impressive others, in this case some dark & alternative pop, hip-hop & rap, and ambient …

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We return from our summer break spoilt for choice where this Mixtape is concerned, as it took quite some time to reduce the longlist down to these ten gems. So press play, and feast yourself on the usual array of assorted sounds, which this time include some alt rock, jangle pop, & indie dance, as …

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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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From Warwick to Falmouth, via San Francisco, Winnipeg, and Watford! The latest mixtape doesn’t just travel far and wide but it also takes in numerous musical flavours, so dig in and sample some alternative & indie rock, jazz funk, cinematic art-pop, shoegaze, afro hip-hop, and more. Enjoy…   River Purple – Serpentine Yes We Mystic …

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