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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The music from Walsall band The Assist has quite rightly been described as having “sing along anthems and infectious guitar riffs”. The quartet formed in 2014, and are comprised of brothers Mikey (vocals) and Ryan Stanton (guitar), along with Jak Baker (bass) and Ben Faulkner (drums). They’ve already been featured here, in Emerging #40, as well as in the January …

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This first selection of Emerging artists for 2016 is another varied selection of outstanding up and coming artists covering a few different genres, and they are all linked by the impressive quality of both their songwriting and musicianship. I love ’em all, but which are your favourites? The Assist – Love If you love your alternative dance in a …

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