Alternative Friday

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

Louis Barabbas – where to begin? He’s a musician, a writer, a record label boss, music moderator… and a lover of peanuts!  He’s also now the creator of Jocasta, a musical tragedy loosely based on the myth of Oedipus, which features Tom Robinson, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Bridie Jackson, Jami Reid-Quarrell, and many more, and …

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What happened to you… Originally from Guernsey, but now a 4-piece rock ‘n’ roll band based in Brighton, Of Empires consist of George Le Page (drums), Matthew Berry (guitar), Jack Fletcher (vocals), and Liam Bewey (bass). They first appeared on Alternative Friday 2-years ago in New Tunes #33, and most recently in a Showreel, but …

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  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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St. Albans duo Starseedz are Jon & Catrine, whose charming and melodic tunes have caught the attention of not just Alternative Friday, but also an influential independent label, which led to them playing an event at this year’s The Great Escape festival in Brighton. They’ve recently been featured in a Mixtape, but now they face a Q&A grilling, however …

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“A delicious piece of piano led pop” was how we described the Albert Man track featured in New Tunes #42, and following the release of his stunning debut album – Cheap Suit – he returns to face a Q&A. So read on to find out more about the album, how he’d love to go to Elvis’ …

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