Articles about Alternative Rock
ARTIST PLAYLIST: Nicole Mason of Divides!
Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist!
In this edition we have the immensely talented Nicole Mason of Divides….
Landmarks – In Spite Of It All | Story Behind The Artwork
“We approached him with the idea of a tranquil lake with someone looking out over it. He was brilliant with his water colour paint work, so we asked if he could keep the colouring simple and apply that affect. The use of a canoe came about when we saw a photograph whilst on tour last year and from that moment we had the cover image made up in our minds. We gave him the idea’s and colour scheme we wanted to work with and from then on he went away and did his thing”.
Climbing Trees – Borders
After releasing their successful debut album “Hebron” in 2013 the band went onto play the Horizons project before embarking on a 20 date summer festival tour. Since then the bands popularity has skyrocketed and they have recently released their eagerly awaited follow up “Borders”.
FEAR ME DECEMBER – BETWEEN VIOLENCE AND SILENCE
Overall, I’d say the album is satisfying. The tracks are certainly worth listening to, so I’d reccommend to give this a listen when it gets released.
Sertraline – Change of Heart
Having finished off their recent UK tour with a packed hometown show, Stoke natives Sertraline are delighted to be celebrating the release of their powerful new single Change of Heart.
The Acid Ballet – Missing Children ’63
Do you ever feel like your life is set in a horror movie? Listening to Missing Children 63’ we take a look at the incredibly sinister time of disappearing children and serial killers stalking the streets.
Kyle from Icantdie takes on the A-Z challenge
Formed in 2015 and based in Bridgend, South Wales. Icantdie are a three piece alternative rock band. They recently released their debut EP “”Transition/Merger” and are set to play their debut show opening Throwfest later this month. Recently vocalist Kyle took on the A-Z challenge.
Skarlett Riot – Sentience
Following on from 2013’s ‘Tear Me Down’ Skarlett Riot are back with more female fuelled, high-octane rock.
Puppy – Vol. II Review
Puppy are a 3-piece alt-metal band from north London, consisting of: Jock Norton as the vocalist and guitarist, Billy Howard on drums, and Will Michael on bass. Since forming in 2014, they’ve generated an impressive buzz – especially for an unsigned band. Their mini-album ‘Vol. II’ is out August 12th, and it’s pretty good.
It’s time to build Towers
South Coast alt-rockers Towers have announced the release of their debut EP. You can get your hands and ears on the self-titled release on September 30, 2016!
Lit Like Vegas are Drawing All The Lines
Guildford alt-rockers Lit Like Vegas are set to brighten the rock scene just like the referenced lights in their band name light up the Vegas skyline. Packed full of brilliant melodies, catchy, anthemic choruses and gritty guitar riffs, they are a band you need to look out for!
Basement at Truck Festival 2016
Helen Messenger’s epic shots of Basement killing it at Truck Festival 2016!
Icantdie – Transition/Merger EP
Icantdie are an exciting new alternative heavy metal band from Bridgend. So far they have received alot of airplay on radio and have recently released a music video for their debut single “Merger”. The band are set to open Throwfest on August 21st and have just recently released their debut EP Transition/Merger which was recorded, mixed and mastered by former Funeral for a Friend guitarist Gav Burrough.
Calling Apollo – The Great Depression: Act 1
Cardiff-based rock group Calling Apollo have created another dynamic album, followed up from their 2015 EP ‘Hunter Gatherer’. The EP includes 6 polished and unique tracks which are throbbing with melodies and vocals. The sound of the album is rich in breathtaking lyrics and emotion, this has to be one of the best upcoming albums of 2016.