Charlotte Sands is one of the up-and-coming big names of rock who I had the pleasure of seeing live twice last year as she opened for PVRIS in January and 5 Seconds of Summer in October.
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!
Aiko's Fortune's Child was released Friday 13th October, a day that is meant to be bad luck. I feel like it was unlucky that it took me nearly two months to find the time to listen.
Mammoth WVH, the project of former Van Halen member Wolfgang Van Halen and all-round torchbearer for modern rock, have returned with their second full-length offering, Mammoth II, following on from their self-titled debut in 2021.
Enter Shikari are a band known for their use of synths, political lyrics and considered the pioneers of the genre ‘electronicore’.
Hot Mulligan’s third full length offering Why Would I Watch sees them just as aggressive and just as mathy and just as emo as ever. And the song titles are still needlessly long.
Before you dig into the new album The Jaws Of Life from Pierce The Veil, you’ll do well to remember one sentiment: progression is a journey, not a destination.
Since their 2018 self-titled comeback, The Dangerous Summer have not let up. In a four-year period, new record Coming Home is their third full length. Impressive, and that’s ignoring the 2020 EP All That Is Left Of The Blue Sky.
On new album Hell Is In Your Head, Senses Fail tackle themes of mortality and fatherhood on the backdrop of two iconic pieces of literature, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (which influences the first 6 tracks) and Walt Whitman’s ‘To Think Of Time’ (the final 5).
VRSTY have played around in the genre-bending arena with huge new album Welcome Home, to varying results.
Underoath return with Voyeurist, the successor to their huge comeback record Erase Me – and this record will please those dissatisfied with the last outing. Self-produced for the first time in their career, this is Underoath exactly as they envision themselves.
I once scrolled on Instagram through a Wage War fan discussion. They had found little to enjoy from their (very good, if I do say so myself) 2019 outing Pressure, stating “if I listen to Wage War, I want it to be heavy”. They’ll be happy with Manic, for the most part.
When I first heard of Real Friends I was fresh to pop punk. I liked All Time Low, As It Is, Green Day and My Chemical Romance. I found their first two albums to be too brash and bordering on unlistenable. By the time Composure dropped I’d been to Slam Dunk Festival and, though I still believe their first two records to be poor, that third album really made me fall for them. ‘Stand Steady; is still their best song.
Hawthorne Heights have never really slowed since their inception. Their eighth full length, The Rain Just Follows Me, shows that the band still have a lot to say.
Myles Kennedy seems to have found some miraculous way to straddle his three globetrotting projects: mega-selling Alter Bridge and Slash albums alongside this solo project. Beyond a shadow of a doubt he is the most notable vocalist in rock today, and for good reason. Those vocals combine with his own delectable guitarwork to make solo album number two a welcome addition to his ample discography.