Alternative Friday

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

The energetic alternative rock from Cardiff 4-piece (or are they?) Estrons has already been featured here, initially back in 2015, and then in the Best of 2016 Mixtape, and they return with their first release of 2017 with the equally impressive and raucous Strobe Lights. It gets a Showreel entry though, because the track has …

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Sublime! In New Tunes #44 we described this track by London based solo artist Lorne as having “poignant lyrics, smooth vocals & some cinematic piano work”. Now the cinematic angle has been added to by this atmospheric and dreamy video, directed by Gonçalo Almeida, which captures the mood of the song just perfectly. The track …

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It can’t be easy to create a brilliant track, and so it’s surely a double challenge to then add an outstanding and engaging video, which complements the song just perfectly. It does happen of course, and so here are some of the best I’ve come across in 2016, with links to the directors (where possible) …

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Souls is the solo project of former Skint & Demoralised member David Gledhill, whose brilliant debut track ‘I Wait For You’ won an Alternative Friday award in 2015. The same concept, of using vocals taken largely from rare American Field Recordings from the 1920’s & 30’s, is repeated on their debut album ‘Release’, however Bad …

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