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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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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As highlighted in the Best of 2015 Mixtape, it’s been another outstanding musical year for new and independent artists. So as it draws to a close we reveal our Alternative Friday Awards, which cover an eclectic array of music, from the rousing and the mellow… to the rather bemused! So who are the winners? Best …

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