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Alternative Rock Music GENRE ARCHIVES

Welcome to AltCorners' Alternative Rock Music Archive!

Alternative Rock Music (also called alternative music, alt-rock Music or simply alternative) is an umbrella term used to describe a style of music that emerged in the late 80’s and became widely popular in the 1990s. Alternative Rock is usually characterised by bands who have a “do-it-yourself” or non-conformist attitude; hence “alternative”.

It originated with pop guitar bands like The Cure, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam. Alternative Rock gained popularity with bands like Nirvana.

A few Popular Bands defined as ‘Alternative Rock’:

Ben Folds Five, Alien Ant Farm, Bowling for Soup,Dave Matthews Band and Less Than Jake

Narrow Head – Moments of Clarity

Narrow Head's 3rd album Moments of Clarity will be released on February 10.

PVRIS live at The Academy, Manchester

PVRIS returned to the UK with support from Charlotte Sands and Maggie Lindemann. See what Vicki thought when she went to opening night in Manchester.

Young Culture talk new album: You Had To Be There

Last month, Young Culture released their newest album You Had to Be There! Full of fun and original tracks, we caught up with Alex Magnan to talk all about the music and his favourite fantasy kingdom.

Armed For Apocalypse – Ritual Violence

Armed For Apocalypse's third album Ritual Violence is out now!

My Kid Brother – ‘Happy.Mad.Weird.Sad’

On October 7 My Kid Brother released their very first album. After fully forming in 2018, the band have been jamming, gigging, and only gracing our ears with EPs. Four long years later, they finally released Happy.Mad.Weird.Sad. 

The Dangerous Summer – ‘Coming Home’

Since their 2018 self-titled comeback, The Dangerous Summer have not let up. In a four-year period, new record Coming Home is their third full length. Impressive, and that’s ignoring the 2020 EP All That Is Left Of The Blue Sky.

VRSTY – Welcome Home

VRSTY have played around in the genre-bending arena with huge new album Welcome Home, to varying results.

Underoath – ‘Voyeurist’

Underoath return with Voyeurist, the successor to their huge comeback record Erase Me – and this record will please those dissatisfied with the last outing. Self-produced for the first time in their career, this is Underoath exactly as they envision themselves.

An interview with Ali Tabatabaee of Zebrahead!

With their new EP III releasing on November 26th, we had a chat with Ali Tabatabaee (vocals) of Zebrahead to get the lowdown on the band's new music and new chapter!

Justin Courtney Pierre ‘Ghost World’ EP review

Justin Courtney Pierre has been incredibly busy this year. New EP Ghost World is his third of 2021, boasting five new tracks for a hungry audience.

Real Friends – ‘Torn In Two’ [review]

When I first heard of Real Friends I was fresh to pop punk. I liked All Time Low, As It Is, Green Day and My Chemical Romance. I found their first two albums to be too brash and bordering on unlistenable. By the time Composure dropped I’d been to Slam Dunk Festival and, though I still believe their first two records to be poor, that third album really made me fall for them. ‘Stand Steady; is still their best song.

Hawthorne Heights – The Rain Just Follows Me

Hawthorne Heights have never really slowed since their inception. Their eighth full length, The Rain Just Follows Me, shows that the band still have a lot to say.

Myles Kennedy – ‘The Ides Of March’

Myles Kennedy seems to have found some miraculous way to straddle his three globetrotting projects: mega-selling Alter Bridge and Slash albums alongside this solo project. Beyond a shadow of a doubt he is the most notable vocalist in rock today, and for good reason. Those vocals combine with his own delectable guitarwork to make solo album number two a welcome addition to his ample discography.

The Spill Canvas – Conduit

The Spill Canvas have made a comeback into what is a very different music world, but new album Conduit sounds like they don’t give a damn.

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