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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

HELLYEAH ANNOUNCE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM WELCOME HOME

After this weekend’s courageous and emotional sold-out concert in Las Vegas celebrating the life of Vinnie Paul, hard rock purveyors HELLYEAH announce today the title of their sixth studio album, Welcome Home, and new release date, Friday September 27th, via Eleven Seven Music.

The Faim announce State of Mind world tour

Australian rockers The Faim will be heading off on yet another world tour!

Introducing The Hunting Project – the next big thing in the hardcore world

It is my pleasure to finally introduce to you a band called The Hunting Project. I've known these guys for some time, meeting them via my Love It To Death Instagram (Love It To Death is my personal music blog, in case you were wondering) back when they had no music out and were called Grizzly!. How times have changed.

Let’s Talk About…. Lights (Slam Dunk Edition)

In this Slam Dunk special edition of our Let’s Talk About series, we discuss alternative pop starlet Lights who is gearing up for her debut appearance at the festival.

Set It Off announce UK tour for October

US pop-rockers Set It Off announce October tour of the UK.

New Years Day – Unbreakable

New New Years Day record 'Unbreakable' comes after a dissatisfied band scrapped a tonne of songs and set out to write a new batch, all ready to explode and show both the band's anger and pride. Costello wanted to go somewhere different, and she has.

Dream State, Parting Gift and As Sirens Fall @ The Key Club, Leeds

Sometimes you can judge what a show is going to be like by the crowd. Dream State at the Key Club in Leeds was one of those shows.

Mayday Parade’s Derek Sanders talks tours, Sunnyland and circus acts

As the wonder tour of Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years rolled into Bristol, we sat down with Mayday Parade frontman Derek Sanders to find out his thoughts on their back catalogue, favourite things from Sunnyland and his circus act.

Introducing Wake Up Hate – the band proving that rock ain’t dead and never will be

It's not really a debate that last Christmas I has some amazing presents. I got some coloured Judas Priest vinyl, some Rise Against, Nikki Sixx's photography book and lots of chocolate. But one thing I hadn't realised was that this year I would have a late present. Wake Up Hate officially became a band and released their debut single 'The Cycle' on Christmas Eve, but I'd been too caught up in the festivities to hear it. When I did hear it, it changed a lot of things, namely my perception of debut singles. These guys hadn't just hashed out a first song to get there name out there. They were shooting for the stars from the get go.

Dave Hause – Kick

Dave Hause’s new record ‘Kick’ is simply ten songs about being strong, understanding that we all struggle and kicking back against the things that kick you when you’re down. But underneath the lyrical meaning, what we actually have here is an album that’s actually very, very good. And I’ll explain why.

Busted with support from The XCERTS and Young Brando @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Seventeen years on from their inception, Busted are still going strong as they head to Cardiff on the mid-point of the Half Way There tour! Support comes from The XCERTS and Young Brando. There is a mix to the crowd as we wait for doors to open, with teeny-boppers covered in glitter and young adults and mothers reminiscing about the good old days of when Busted first came about.

The Gallery take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know artists! Today we have Wakefield alt-rockers The Gallery taking on the mammoth interview!

Hot Takes: Getting To Know SUPERLOVE

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Normandie, Led By Lanterns and Sun Arcana @ Dingwalls, London

Will Pearce went and saw Normandie at Dingwalls in London, a band he last saw four years ago when they supported the now defunct Yellowcard. Here is what he thought of the show...

Deaf Havana, The LaFontaines and Hot Milk @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

Having only gotten into Deaf Havana after their latest record 'Rituals', but certainly liking what I heard, I jumped at the chance to check out their live show with my friend. With two other, very different bands on the bill as well, I knew it'd be an interesting night.

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