Alternative Friday

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

It’s surely been another great year for new music, and so as it draws to a close let’s reveal our Alternative Friday 2014 awards, which don’t just include the odd mainstream category, but, possibly bizarrely, also venture into neighbours from hell and weather related territory!! So who are the winners… Best debut album: Dexters – …

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The five outstanding tracks in this latest selection of emerging artists cover numerous genres. I love them all, but which is your favourite? Two Weeks Running – Bullet Train From their new EP, Human Nature, this track from Bolton 5-piece Two Weeks Running is fast, furious, highly addictive, and with a chorus that should have …

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Welcome to the latest Q & A in which we meet Lost Winter, a 3-piece that formed around 18 months ago, and led by by Richard Westwood, who in his own words, was “a bored guitarist living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire”. By spring 2013 he had been joined by the powerful vocalist Charlotte Francis of …

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As always, this latest Emerging artists entry is an eclectic mix and covers a number of musical bases… but what have hangovers, leaves on the line, and a bit of Scandi noir got to do with it? Listen and enjoy!   Rory Wynne – Post Party Confusion I’m quite certain most of us have suffered from …

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Quite a diverse mixture of tracks greet you in this Emerging artists posting. I love them all, but which will be your favourite? Invisible Hands – Storm This is a wonderful piece of anthemic indie from Leeds band Invisible Hands. Storm had me hooked early on, so if you prefer your indie rock with a …

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