Alternative Friday

helping to spread the word about impressive new & under the radar musicians

  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 Emerging #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’ comeback …

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The music from Walsall band The Assist has quite rightly been described as having “sing along anthems and infectious guitar riffs”. The quartet formed in 2014, and are comprised of brothers Mikey (vocals) and Ryan Stanton (guitar), along with Jak Baker (bass) and Ben Faulkner (drums). They’ve already been featured here, in Emerging #40, as well as in the January …

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Mojomakerz are an experimental music project created by Lincolnshire based musician & songwriter Paul Hegarty, who teamed up with Scottish musician, songwriter, & producer Ian James Stewart from the band Strangeways. The outcome of their collaboration is the musically rich album Tales For Sunrise, which also sees (among others) the producer Youth (Killing Joke), legendary musician Robert Wyatt, …

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Austin based Charlie Belle are comprised of the wonderfully talented teenage siblings Jendayi Bonds (songwriter, vocalist, & guitar) and her brother Gyasi Bonds (drummer & vocalist), with their two EPs to date highlighting their infectious blend of joyous pop and sun-filled indie, aka “alternapop”. A year ago we featured them in an Emerging artists post, …

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UK duo Border Scout have already appeared on Alternative Friday, in Emerging #38, as well as in a couple of Mixtapes. so you could already tell we were fans. If we described them an ‘electronic’ band however, we’d be doing them a disservice, as their music is a dazzling mix of experimental, cinematic, orchestral, as well …

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