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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

Make Sure take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Today its the turn of Make Sure to tell us all about themselves!

NONEXISTER take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands out there. Here it’s the turn of Nonexister to tell us all about themselves.

Observe The 93rd: Inspirations Behind “Eternalism”

Alt-Rock band Observe The 93rd have released their latest album "Eternalism." To celebrate the release, vocalist Derek Henry is sharing some of his biggest inspirations and pop culture references on the album.

AP Tobler take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many band and artists out there. Here it's the turn of AP Tobler to tell us all about themselves!

Scene Queen, In Her Own Words and Delilah Bon @ Stylus, Leeds

Scene Queen brought a great night out to Leeds recently with her Bimbos, Beans and Toast tour!

Observe The 93rd take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Observe The 93rd to tell us all about themselves!

Mammoth WVH – ‘Mammoth II’

Mammoth WVH, the project of former Van Halen member Wolfgang Van Halen and all-round torchbearer for modern rock, have returned with their second full-length offering, Mammoth II, following on from their self-titled debut in 2021.

Matthew Lowry takes on the A-Z challenge!

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here its the turn of Matthew Lowry to tell us all about themselves!

Enter Shikari – A Kiss for the Whole World

Enter Shikari are a band known for their use of synths, political lyrics and considered the pioneers of the genre ‘electronicore’.  

McFly – Power to Play

McFly released their latest album Power to Play last week and Vicki sat down and had a listen.

Cyan Kicks – I Never Said 4Ever

Cyan Kicks release new album I Never Said 4ever this month and we had a listen.

Hot Mulligan ‘Why Would I Watch’ review

Hot Mulligan’s third full length offering Why Would I Watch sees them just as aggressive and just as mathy and just as emo as ever. And the song titles are still needlessly long.

As Everything Unfolds – Ultraviolet (Review)

As Everything Unfolds released their second album Ultraviolet not too long ago.

To the Grave – Director’s Cut

 Released on the 24th February, To The Grave's Director’s Cut is well written, full of intense energy which showcases an immense amount of talent from the band. 

Sleeping With Sirens, Static Dress and Charming Liars @ Stylus, Leeds

Sleeping With Sirens took to Leeds on their Ctrl+alt+del tour with support from Static Dress and Charming Liars.

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