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Vicki’s Albums of the Year 2023

There were so many albums and EPs released throughout 2023 that we’ve loved here at AltCorner. So we asked our team to let us know what their favourite albums or EPs that were released in 2023. Here writer and photographer Vicki narrows down her top picks!

Goo Goo Dolls @ The Academy, Manchester

Legendary rockers Goo Goo Dolls headed down to Manchester on their latest run of U.K. dates with support from Those Damn Crows.

Fine Creatures – Electric La La Land

We at Alt-Corner have our hands-on Brighton rockers, Fine Creatures debut EP, Eletric La La Land.  These four friends use influences of grunge, psychedelia and pop to form their blueprint of melodic hope. The Brit-rockers start Electric La La Land with Money, a fuzzed out distorted guitar riffs with indie vocals, “I Want your money […]

Asylums – Alien Human Emotion

Asylums’ sophomore release is an OK Brit rock record. It lacks any sort of innovation or originality to stand out from the crowd but fans of this genre will surely feel some nostalgia from this record. With influences from all across the brit rock genre such as Oasis, Ash, and Feeder. Ultimately however the lack […]

Placebo live @ Brixton Academy

Placebo fought against illness to celebrate their 20th anniversary on the first of two dates at Brixton Academy. They proved their experience as they took the audience on a journey through some of the best songs of their illustrious career. Opening the show were Husky Loops, the London based alt-rock trio warmed up the expecting […]

Lullaby – Never Let The Devil In

Lullaby’s debut EP Never Let The Devil In is a bouncy, hook filled rock release, that suggests bigger things are on the horizon for Lullaby. The EP itself is best described as rock however there are Brit pop influences throughout, and even hints of bands like Muse and Feeder as well as more modern bands […]

Tigercub – Evolve Or Die EP

Evolve Or Die is the latest EP from Tigercub who have a huge list of accomplishments to date including tours with Royal Blood, The Fall and Pulled Apart By Horses to name a few, while also performing at Reading & Leeds and 2000 Trees Festival, the Brighton trio are set to make stardom, right? Let’s […]

Eurovsion – A Victory For Music?!

Is Eurovision a measure of the changing face of the music industry?

Youth Killed It- Modern Bollotics

London/ Norwich 5 piece, Youth Killed It are here and they want you “to get in the back of the van man”. I think you should go with them to be honest. Youth Killed It are releasing their album, Modern Bollotics on May 12th, an explosive record mixing the attitude of British Indie Rock with […]

Decade on their new album and upcoming tour

Decade have just released ‘Pleasantries‘, the follow up to their 2014 debut, ‘Good Luck’, and it’s a wonderful album that’s definitely worth a listen. We caught up with Alex a day before ‘Pleasantries’ release, to ask him about the album, how he’s feeling about it, their tour, and plans for the summer. Your album is already […]

Decade – Pleasantries

Decade are back with new album, ‘Pleasantries’. It’s more than pleasant, and takes their music to another level from their debut album in 2014, ‘Good Luck’. Decade have done extremely well to create a new sound which isn’t really anywhere else, by combining a rage of sounds which are already in the mainstream. If you’re […]

Maximo Park – Risk To Exist

Alt-pop legends Maximo Park have already sold 1.5 million albums, had 4 UK top 10 singles and are set to add to that with the release of Risk To Exist. The album is set for release on April 21 but the title track is set to drop on February 24th and has already had 1.5k […]

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".

Faux – Inhale EP

Kicking the EP off is the electrifying “Inhale” before kicking into the ever so catchy “Nerves”. Then there is the more brit-pop feelings of “Call” before it dives into the more emo dwellings of “You know”. The EP finishes with the pop punk musings of lead single “Swimmingly”.

Grieving – Demonstrations EP

Grieving are a new and exciting, upcoming band. The four piece band hail from Cambridge, UK. Having only formed in late 2015, the band have come a long way, quickly. Demonstrations is their debut EP.


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