Alternative Friday

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

Run Logan Run are a Bristol duo made up of Andrew Hayes on saxophone & FX, and Dan Johnson on drums & percussion, and together they play a wonderfully heavy & instrumental mix of spiritual jazz. I’ve previously described them as being placed “somewhere between Melt Yourself Down and Yussef Kamaal“, but you can make …

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  Inspired by a 70’s groove, The Expansions are an instrumental jazz funk quartet from London, featuring Dave Koor on keys, James O’Keefe on guitar, Jonny Drop on drums, and Matt Summerfield on bass. They’ve just released their stunning debut LP, Murmuration, on Albert’s Favourites, a studio & label co-founded by Dave Koor (among others, …

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Brighton’s indie rock 5-piece The RPMs are made up of: (left to right) Callum James (drums), Ollie Summers (lead guitar), Jack Valero (lead vocals, guitar), Miguel Cosme (bass guitar & backing vocals), and Chris Bowden (keyboards), and their mix of impressive songwriting and strong live performances (I’ve caught them more than once) has seen them capture …

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San Blas are a 4-piece ukulele rock band from London and Hertfordshire who first appeared here in 2016, and then in an Emerging artists piece, as well as to win a 2017 Award for their outstanding debut EP Draw, Win, or Lose! They now face a Q&A, so read on to find out more about the …

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Mosley Bar are a vibrant indie guitar 4-piece from the North West of England, made up of (from left to right) Tim Williams (bass & vocals), Adam Eccleston (guitar), Matthew Wright (drums), and Ryan Ward (guitar & lead vocals). They first appeared here back in the Oct 2015 Mixtape with the excellent Record Sleeve, and …

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