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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

The Spill Canvas – Conduit

The Spill Canvas have made a comeback into what is a very different music world, but new album Conduit sounds like they don’t give a damn.

Silverstein Out Of This World (episode 3: the conclusion) review

Waking up in a field full of alpacas with an acoustic guitar after being kidnapped by aliens and forced to play Discovering The Waterfront front to back – this is where the third and final episode of Silverstein’s Out Of This World virtual concert series kicks off.

Silverstein – Out Of This World (episode 2) review

In an attempt to bring you the fastest written review in history, fuelled by gig adrenaline and a singular Carlsberg, here is the lowdown on Silverstein’s Out Of This World, episode 2.

Lonely The Brave ‘The Hope List’ review

Lonely The Brave’s new record The Hope List is a very pleasing listen, acting as my introduction to a very talented outfit at a perfect point; the band are reborn with new vocalist Jack Bennett and a new sense of drive and direction.

Silverstein – Out Of This World (Episode 1) review

Silverstein have brought the live experience to your living room with their three-part concert series Out Of This World. However, the band are completely aware that it’s not the same, so they’ve spiced it up a little.

Young Culture: Self-Titled album review

With this brand new, self-titled full length, Young Culture have issued one of the most diverse and challenging records I’ve heard from the alt-rock scene in quite some time.

Review: ‘The Bastards’ by Palaye Royale

Palaye Royale made a name for themselves with debut full length Boom Boom Room (Side A) which, despite being underwhelming in my opinion, had its moments. Boom Boom Room (Side B) legitimately felt like it was indeed a B-side album, yet seemed to fare well with fans. Two years on, they return with The Bastards, their third outing, which has been promoted for a long while with a slew of singles.

The Used ‘Heartwork’ album review

It seems these days that The Used are happy to push musical boundaries rather than shoot for a comeback album. After the (unwarranted) flop of 2017 double album outing The Canyon, a lot of fans seemed to give up on McCracken and co.. Two new singles 'Blow Me' and 'Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton' reinstated some people's love for the band, but the people who will truly adore this masterpiece are those who aren't looking for an early 2000's sounding The Used, but those who are looking to see the band take on board everything they've learned from their previous seven outings.

Review: Silverstein’s ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’

After twenty years you'd expect the fusion of pop punk and post-hardcore that is Silverstein's trademark to have grown tired. That's not the case, though. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

Dashboard Confessional ‘The Best Ones Of The Best Ones’

Dashboard Confessional has returned to the world with a greatest hits package celebrating 20 years of sad-boy music-making prowess.

‘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!

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