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Say hello to Jack the Envious!

Playing in a band can be a full time job, but the origin of post-hardcore quintet Jack the Envious combined music and national service. In 2012, vocalist Nir Perlman and guitarists Guy Avnon and Shalev Grados formed the band in high school, later being joined by bassist Guy Chekarov during military service. Throughout the time period of their formation to 2014, the band juggled songwriting, relentless touring and military careers.

Columbus take on the A-Z Questionnaire Challenge!

Australian alternative punk trio Columbus are gearing up for the release of their debut album Spring Forever on August 26th. The band have also just announced that they are hitting the UK for the first time in November with Roam and Like Pacific. We challenged vocalist/guitarist Alex Moses to take on our A-Z interview.

Feed Them To The Forest take on the A-Z Questionaire

Feed Them To The Forest are a rock band from the North of England. Blending the emotionally charged sound of the late '90s Long Island punk rock scene with a distinctly British twist, FTTTF bring the genre up to date with an intense and energetic live show, laced with hooks, harmonies and anthemic melodies. The band took on the A-Z Questionnaire Challenge! Read their answers...

Artist Playlist: Luke Rainsford of Layover

Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist!   In this weeks edition of Artist Playlist we have the immensely talented […]

Columbus – Spring Forever

Brisbane trio Columbus release debut album Spring Forever through UNFD on August 26. The record is the follow up to 2015’s EP Home Remedy which saw the band break out into the limelight. The power-punk trio came together in school and were completed via a school jazz band (no, really) and we all need to thank that school band for gifting us a very talented trio!

Nothing announce UK dates!

Philadelphia alt quartet Nothing have followed up the release of album Tired of Tomorrow with the announcement of a run of European dates with the UK leg starting on September 11!

ARTIST PLAYLIST: Nicole Mason of Divides!

Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist! In this edition we have the immensely talented Nicole Mason of Divides....

Kamikaze Girls Highlight Realities Of Mental Health Problems In ‘Ladyfuzz’

A name that was given to vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone by KG drummer Conor Dawson in a previous band they were both members of, the term ‘Ladyfuzz’ stemmed from Livingstone’s un-healthily nerdy obsession with fuzz pedals and stuck as a nickname for her on-stage persona.

Climbing Trees – Borders

After releasing their successful debut album "Hebron" in 2013 the band went onto play the Horizons project before embarking on a 20 date summer festival tour. Since then the bands popularity has skyrocketed and they have recently released their eagerly awaited follow up "Borders".

The Acid Ballet – Missing Children ’63

Do you ever feel like your life is set in a horror movie? Listening to Missing Children 63’ we take a look at the incredibly sinister time of disappearing children and serial killers stalking the streets.

Meet indie rockers Crystal Balloon

There's never anything much in there but I came across an article about Welsh indie rockers Crystal Balloon who released their debut EP Hurricane on July 15. So I checked them out and you should too! The trio consist of guitarist/vocalist Jack Stanton, guitarist Tim Burden and drummer Erik Karvik and take their influence from a range of genres, combining Brit rock with singer/songwriter storytelling.

Skarlett Riot – Sentience

Following on from 2013's ‘Tear Me Down’ Skarlett Riot are back with more female fuelled, high-octane rock.

Storm the Sky – Sin Will Find You

What do you get when you mix massive poppy melodies, great guitar work, insane vocals and a group of guys from the land of 5 Seconds of Summer (Australia FYI)? The answer is Melbourne’s death-pop sextet Storm the Sky and their incredible new album Sin Will Find You.

Icantdie – Transition/Merger EP

Icantdie are an exciting new alternative heavy metal band from Bridgend. So far they have received alot of airplay on radio and have recently released a music video for their debut single "Merger". The band are set to open Throwfest on August 21st and have just recently released their debut EP Transition/Merger which was recorded, mixed and mastered by former Funeral for a Friend guitarist Gav Burrough.

Calling Apollo – The Great Depression: Act 1

Cardiff-based rock group Calling Apollo have created another dynamic album, followed up from their 2015 EP 'Hunter Gatherer'. The EP includes 6 polished and unique tracks which are throbbing with melodies and vocals. The sound of the album is rich in breathtaking lyrics and emotion, this has to be one of the best upcoming albums of 2016.

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AltCorner is the promotional platform for alternative music, documenting upcoming artists and established alternative acts. Driven by a team of passionate writers and photographers, AltCorner strive to make a difference in the music world by focusing on the rising stars of alternative music. Great artists are out there and we showcase them every day through news coverage, reviews of the latest alternative releases and interviews with both upcoming and established artists. There is also our acclaimed festival coverage and galleries of live performances to boot. We keep our fingers firmly on the pulse of the alternative music scene, whether it is covering already established alternative acts or documenting the stars of tomorrow, we are always there. The alternative movement is alive and kicking and we here at AltCorner deliver your alternative music fix daily.