Team Member: Kirsty Johnston

My name is Kirsty Johnston and I come from a Village called Bothwell. I have a such a tickle for Pop-punk and my favourite band is Neck Deep. I attend New College Lanarkshire studying music business in the hope to worm my way into the industry setting up live events. I am not afraid to spit out my honest opinion but I love everyone.

Kirsty Johnston's Articles:

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 […]

March Band of the Month – Miami Monroe

Here at Alt Corner we love discovering new bands and sharing our finds. To help you find your new favourite band or someone to add to your playlist, we’re launching our band of the month feature. First up, Miami Monroe! Miami Monroe are an old school pop punk band from Glasgow, Scotland. The guys got […]

Empty Lungs – ‘Don’t Get It’

Managing to capture the angst and protest spirit of punk rock and blend it with hooks and melody more akin to the indie rock and power pop of the 90’s, Empty Lungs have an energy and determination second to none. Then again, when you grow up in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the tail end of […]

Music & Me

It’s time to get to know – Kirsty who reviews for Alt Corner! We set Kirsty 10 questions about their musical likes, their guilty pleasures and what music means to them. 1 – How would you describe your taste in music? My taste in music is varied, I can go from anything from rock to […]

Desert Island Discs – Kirsty

If you could only listen to 5 albums or EPs for the rest of your life what would you choose? Kirsty Johnston, writer and interviewer for Alt Corner has made their selection and tells us why. The 5 albums or EPs I would choose to listen to for the rest of my life would have […]

Catching up with Vukovi!

Vukovi are a four peice pop rock band from Kilwinning, Scotland. The band are currently signed to LAB Records and are releasing their debut album on March 10th 2017! We caught up with Janine Shilstone, vocalist of Vukovi to see how to guys were getting on. Starting with the basic question, how did Vukovi come […]

As It Is – “Okay”

Since the release of their highly-praised 2015 debut album Never Happy, Ever After, Brighton, UK’s As It Is have garnered an ever-growing, devout fan following with their sincere and relatable lyrics, charged with energised pop-rock melodies. With the release of their sophomore album Okay., the members of the transatlantic quintet – Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin […]

Single By Sunday @ O2 ABC Glasgow

After hearing a lot of hype about this band, I decided to go along to see what all of the talk was about. It was a rather eventful show, each band were on for 30 minutes and the headline band Single by Sunday had around an hour on stage. The show took place at the […]

‘Red, Green Or Inbetween’ Album Review

  Liverpudlian pop-punk quartet, WSTR are thrilled to finally be announcing the completion and release of their debut album. Entitled ‘Red, Green Or Inbetween’, the record is set for release on January 20th, 2017 via No Sleep Records. First up on the album is track “Featherweight”. Already I have a sense of pop punk from the […]

A Day Overdue – “The More Things Change”

A Day Overdue are a 5 piece Rock band from Scotland. They formed years back and were reasonably successful with tours and singles such as “Storylines” and “From now On” which gained them a significant following on social media and throughout. The band went their separate ways around 4 years back after an ill-advised record […]


  What’s better than your favourite local pop punk band on tour? FOUR of the best upcoming pop punk bands in your local cities on the same tour! Not Today, Miami Monroe, Better Days and One Way Street announce a U.K. Tour February 2017! Each band will be playing a headline show in their home […]

Halestorm – ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP

Atlantic recording group Halestorm have unveiled details of their third EP of cover songs. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz “ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP” will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, January 6th. Grammy award winning American rock band Halestorm are well known for their near non-stop touring often […]

Speaking To SayWeCanFly About ‘Blessed Are Those’ Album | Interview

Canadian singer/songwriter SayWeCanFly's new album Blessed Are Those has just been released. We caught up with Braden Barrie to speak about this album. SayWeCanFly creates gracefully arranged music that’s bravely honest about many of the struggles we face throughout our lives.

Fullshore – Cherish (EP) | Review

Fullshore have opened for bands such as Turnover, Nai Harvest & Lawson in the past and in the summer of 2016 Fullshore spent their time writing and recording their new EP 'Cherish'. The EP was recorded with Matt Heap at Suff Studios.

Better Days – This House (Single)

Inspired by their love of pop punk, Better Days have created their take on the genre they grew up with. Taking influences from a wide range of bands and artists, the band have strived to attempt a record with songs that draw influence from modern day pop punk bands whilst still playing homage to the pop punk/emo genre of the early 2000's. The band have recently released a brand new single"This House" taken from their upcoming debut EP "Overcast".


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