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Emo GENRE ARCHIVES

Welcome to AltCorners' Emo Archive!

Emo (also known as emotional music or emo rock) is a term that describes a movement that began in the late 1990s through bands like Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate. The genre has since continued to evolve and has been made famous by the use of emotionally driven lyrics dealing with a myriad of subjects from teenage angst and heartbreak to loneliness and growing up. In the early 2000s, emo had a surge when it lent a lot of it’s style and image from the world of Goth and began to draw influences from Gothic icons such as The Cure, Misfits and H.I.M.

Despite emo mainstays such as Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, My Chemical Romance and American Football. Newer bands influenced by those of 90s continue to prosper to this day, that include: Paramore, Remo Drive, Basement, Donovan Wolfington, etc.

A few Popular Bands defined as ‘Emo’:

Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Sorority Noise, Panic! At The Disco, Jawbreaker and Braid

‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ by Sleeping With Sirens review

The year is 2019 and, after much promise, Sleeping With Sirens have returned with their eagerly anticipated sixth studio effort. Following on from the poppier offerings of 2017's major label record 'Gossip', the band promised some heavier tunes more akin to 'Let's Cheers To This'. 

Sunsleeper – You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back

Sunsleeper's new album 'You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back' is a bold statement, both in title and music. They don't shy away from the emo label, readily embracing their influences on the new record. But the fact is, anything could happen on an emo revival album.

Decay – Modern Conversation

Just signed with Birmingham independent record label, Fox records are Liverpool’s Decay. A Band of former members of a pop punk outfit decided to move to an more aggressive emo sound with Modern Conversation.

Floorboards take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many artists out there. Today is the turn of Floorboards, a new emo band set to take the world by storm.

Slam Dunk 2019 Awards – Leeds

We bring you another festival awards from Slam Dunk!

The Get Up Kids – Problems

Late 90s emo band The Get Up Kids, return with their first album in 8 years. Problems is a brilliant return to form that is up there with some of the best of the current emo revival. The hooks slipped in between gripping emo verses and bouncy riffs are inescapable. There’s certainly a pop punk side to this album. In the sense that it is laden with hooks and poppy choruses. The songs flow from seemingly upbeat to more melancholic. Ultimately this is a great album from veterans of the scene, that more than holds its own against their younger counterparts.

Mayday Parade announce summer UK and European shows

The world's favourite emo-rockers Mayday Parade return to the UK and Europe for some headline shows this summer.

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.

Youth Fountain take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z Challenge is a fun way to get to know up and coming acts! Today it is the turn of Tyler Zanon, guitarist of emo/pop-punk duo Youth Fountain to let us know all about the band!

Our Nameless Boy – Tomorrow I’ll Be Scared Again

Bristol’s Our Nameless Boy recently released their latest EP Tomorrow I'll Be Scared Again! Our star writer Mark had a listen and gave us his thoughts!

Hot Milk take on the A-Z challenge!

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the upcoming talent across the world! Up next, we have Manchester's emo power-pop newcomers Hot Milk who are gearing up to support You Me At Six across Europe and Deaf Havana on UK tour!

Mayday Parade with support from The Wonder Years, Movements and Pronoun @ O2 Academy, Bristol

Bristol sees the penultimate night of the UK run of dates headlined by Tallahassee rockers Mayday Parade! Our deputy editor Lizi headed across the border to find out how 13 years have shaped the beloved rock band.

Slam Dunk Festival reveals final 2019 acts and acoustic stage!

2019's Slam Dunk festival line-up is now completed with this latest announcement! We also have the line-up for the more relaxed acoustic stage!

Itoldyouiwouldeatyou – Oh Dearism

Itoldyouiwouldeatyou’s debut album Oh Dearism, is an almagamation of classic noughties emo and experimental rock music. It flows from hook laden introspective emo music to off the wall guitar effects.

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