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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

Hot Takes: Getting To Know FOXHAUNT

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.

Novacrow – Criminal Mastermind

Liverpool’s Novacrow released EP Criminal Mastermind on November 16th and they kindly sent us a copy to gauge away at the distinctive storylines; from a werewolf-infested village in Fever Swamp to a ridiculous failed bank heist in Criminal Mastermind.

Set It Off reveal new album and UK tour details!

Acclaimed US rockers Set It Off have revealed details of their new album! Midnight is set for release through Fearless Records on February 1st 2018. Frontman Cody Carson says: “This album is going to change the game for Set It Off and we are so happy that you are along on this ride with us,” Midnight sees the […]

KAVES release new single Serotonin

Norwich rock band KAVES have recently released a brilliant new single titles Serotonin! Check out the new single here! KAVES are also playing Norwich Waterfront Studio on 28th December with The Vistors and Blood Like Honey.

Hawthorne Heights take a walk on Crimson Sand

Hawthorne Heights have revealed their new single Crimson Sand! The track is taken from the beloved alt-rockers’ critically acclaimed latest album Bad Frequencies (out now, Pure Noise Records). Vocalist/guitarist JT Woodruff says; “We wanted the video for “Crimson Sand” to match the frenetic, yet somber intensity of the music, all while being tied to our video for Just […]

Selfish Things reveal video for Flood

Canadian alt-rockers Selfish Things have revealed their new single Flood! The track is the first to come through the band’s partnership with Weekday Records/RED MUSIC! Speaking of the signing, frontman Alex Biro says; “The band and I are incredibly excited to be signing to Weekday Records/Sony Music. It’s nice to be working with people who hustle as […]

Stand Atlantic go Skinny Dipping!

Australian trio Stand Atlantic have revealed their new single Skinny Dipping! The track is the title of their latest album (out now, Hopeless Records) and premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Indie Show With Jack Saunders! Vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser describes Skinny Dipping; “Skinny Dipping is about coming to terms with who you are. Sometimes addressing your own truth can be […]

Chasing Dragons – Faction

Yorkshire rockers Chasing Dragons release their first full-length album, Faction. News that will excite their fans and since the realise of their debut EP in 2016 the band have been active playing shows and tours with Stone Broken, The Qemists, Skid Row, SikTh, InMe, Diamond Head, Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics, Courage My Love, […]

Saves The Day stand Side By Side

Saves The Day have revealed their new single Side By Side, taken from forthcoming album 9. The record is the band’s first release in five years! Frontman Chris Conley explains of the track, a nostalgia filled alt-rock anthem;  “Side By Side’ is about starting a band with your best friends and leaning into the dream called Life!” Bassist […]

Phoxjaw have won the Lottery

Brit alt-rockers Phoxjaw have revealed their new single Lottery! The track, which premiered on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, is taken from their debut EP Goodbye Dinosaur (November 16). Check out Lottery below; Phoxjaw will be heading around the UK on a run of dates in November! 18.11.2018 – Bristol, Crofters Rights (w/ Haggard Cat) 20.11.2018 […]

The Faim announce huge headline tour!

Australian rockers The Faim have been a huge success in the UK and Europe across 2018, spending almost half the year on our shores for various tours, headline and festival shows. 2019 is going to kick off in the same way, but with one major difference, it will be the band’s first full headline tour! Frontman […]

Chapter And Verse have some new Ink

Brit alt-rockers Chapter And Verse have revealed their new single Ink! The track follows latest singles A Devil In Blue and Magazines. Frontman Josh Carter says; “Ink is about feeling disillusioned with adulthood and the dangers that lie in obsessing over self-improvement. The song is unlike anything we’ve done before and we’ve been really embracing the evolution of what we […]

Not Ur Girlfrenz reveal new single and EP details

Texan rock trio Not Ur Girlfrenz have been kicking up a fuss in the US, touring with legendary fellow Texans Bowling For Soup and also earning a slot on the final Vans Warped Tour… All while being barely teenagers! The trio; vocalist/guitarist Liv Haynes (13), bassist Gigi Haynes (12) and drummer Maren Alford (14), combine pop punk […]

Elasea are back with new single I Can’t Sleep

Reading rockers Elasea are back with their new single I Can’t Sleep! The track is set for release on November 9 and is the first to feature the band’s new guitarist Martyn Powers, who joins as a full time member after impressing as a touring member! The band say of the forthcoming single; “We are so excited to […]

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