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A chat with Ice Nine Kills at Slam Dunk 2017!

Interview number 2 from Slam Dunk is with Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas. The Boston based theatricore quartet released their latest single featuring the UK’s very own Sam Kubrick of Shields the day before the festival. Find out how that came about, why you should check them out and the story of a car […]

Desert Island Discs – KidBrother

KidBrother are the new emo punk band that you should have on your radar. The band recently released their debut single, Angst, but what really gets their blood going? The band took on our Desert Island Discs challenge and let us in on their favourite albums.   James – The Menzingers – On The Impossible […]

Eurovsion – A Victory For Music?!

Is Eurovision a measure of the changing face of the music industry?

Feature: Download Festival; Aerosmith

Here at Alt Corner we’re getting very excited about Download Festival. What a line up! To get us prepared for the weekend of rock we’ve picked out some of our top tracks from each headline act; first up Aerosmith! Cryin’ Crazy Pink Jaded I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing Angel Mama Kin

Desert Island Discs – Hollowstar

Being in a band can often mean a lot of differences, both musically and not. Hollowstar got involved with our Desert Island Discs and revealed their own selections for the ultimate album out there – however there was one album that they could all agree on without a shadow of doubt…. Tom   Alter Bridge – […]

Desert Island Discs – Eddie Berg of Imminence

“The thing is, that I hate the idea of only listening to five albums for the rest of my life, haha, but I decided to pick some of the albums that influenced me as a musician.” – Eddie Berg of Imminence, gets involved with Desert Island Discs and lets us in on some of the […]

Music and mental health – Alzheimer’s

People using music as a form of therapy isn’t unheard of. It has bought plenty of people back from their darkest times with illnesses such as depression and dementia. Although it technically isn’t a medication, there is not a doubt that it is powerful enough to positively change someone’s life. “I have seen deeply demented […]

Desert Island Discs – Tom Lumley

Singer songwriter Tom Lumley is everywhere right now. From small town gigs to festival line ups, his name keeps popping up here and there. But which albums really get him going? Tom took on our Desert Island Discs and gave us his ultimate album choices. 1. The Kooks – Inside in inside out I’d have […]

Desert Island Discs – Order of Voices

Without a doubt bands are inspired by the music they hear; both growing up and throughout their lives. This time it is the turn of Order of Voices to take on our desert island discs challenge and let us in on their all time favourite albums. KERBDOG – ON THE TURN One of my all-time […]

Music and mental health – Depression

We all know music can be a very therapeutic thing, it’s there to calm you and relate to. As My Chemical Romance sang “you only hear the music when your heart begins to break”, in this first of a two part feature on music and mental health, in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness week, one […]

Desert Island Discs – In My Disguise

Ever wondered what bands and album inspired In My Disguise? Then wonder no more. The Suffolk rockers have taken on our Desert Island Discs challenge and each let us in on their number one album. George: Drenge – Drenge “Drenge’s 1st album… the aptly named ‘Drenge’. This for me optimises what a great 1st album […]

Desert Island Discs – One Man Boycott

One Man Boycott are the South West pop punk rockers ready to take on the music world. Having had a slightly rocky start, with a band member departure shortly after touring the UK and Europe the band are as fired up as ever. But what inspires them and gets their creative minds going? The band […]

May Band of the Month – Short Stories

This month Short Stories take the spotlight as our band of the month. Check out why we think you should be giving them a listen. Words: Kirsty Johnston Short Stories are an Emotional Post-Hardcore band from San Diego, California. The band have released two EP’s and an album. The album is called ‘Only Time Will […]

10 Years of Take To The Skies

Nothing makes you feel old quite like the anniversary of an album. It might be hard to believe but this year sees Enter Shikari’s Take To The Skies reach 10 years (!!) since release. Yep that’s right, both it and you have aged a whole decade. In celebration, and in anticipation for the bands performance […]

Desert Island Discs – Tim Kasher of Cursive

Tim Kasher, lead singer of Cursive, recently hit the road for a solo tour of the UK but not without taking on our Desert Island Discs challenge. Well known for his indie rock style, it’s time to find out exactly where all that musical inspiration comes from. 1. Violent Femmes – self titled. I’ve listened […]

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