Alternative Friday

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

As already highlighted in the Best of 2016 Mixtape, it’s been an outstanding year for new, independent, and emerging artists. So as it draws to a close we reveal our Alternative Friday Awards, which cover an eclectic array of flavours, from the rousing to the mellow. So who are the winners? Best Independent Album: Albert Man – …

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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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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 Emerging #33, and most recently in a Showreel, but now …

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There’s some outstanding melodies running right through these latest tracks from emerging artists, which take us from Stockholm to Latvia via a few stops in the UK, but which is your favourite?   Of Empires – Gimme What I Need From their debut EP, Stranger Sensations, this is an impressive piece of blues infused rock …

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