Now Alternative playlist series will feature 7 present-day tracks of alternative rock music you should aim your attention at. We will also include grunge, brit rock and also heavy rock tunes and any guitar-driven gem that could fit in the “alternative” genre. Principally, this is current music any fan should not miss, and should be played loud!
ARTIST: Alexis Perry
TRACK: Memory of a Car Wreck
An all-powerful alternative rock anthem by 20 year old American. Alexis Perry recorded at the direction of Shinedown (Eric Rickert, Eric Bass) new studio Big Animal in South Carolina.
ARTIST: Lemon Daze
TRACK: Sunshine Red Wine
The 5th, recently released single by 4 piece, Melbourne based alternative punk band Lemon Daze, is an alt-punk dynamite with powerhouse, female vocals, tight rhythm section, addictive guitar riffs and killer basslines, and according to its creators is about being angry n shit!
ARTIST: Broken Clouds
TRACK: Eyes Shut
An incredibly catchy blend of alternative rock, post punk and garage pop, is the debut single from Broken Clouds, the garage-pop alter ego of Scottish musician Gareth John Anderson…Ace!
ARTIST: Gone Sugar Die
TRACK: I Won’t Fight For You
We find American duo Gone Sugar Die at its very best, with their latest single and video ‘I Won’t Fight For You’, which is about lead singer Patrick McWilliams experience as a teenager enduring his first break-up. What if The Cure ever jammed in the same studio with early-era Nada Surf? There you have it!
ARTIST: The Killing Tapes
TRACK: Never Going Home
Swedish outfit The Killing Tapes’ ‘Never Going Home’ is the first taster from upcoming ‘BLACK’ album, a dark, alternative rock opus with a progressive rock heart! Just hang on for the anthemic climax after the 4th minute mark! Patient ones will be rewarded…
ARTIST: Shy Harry
TRACK: Do You Right
Canadian alternative rock band Shy Harry sound in their great single ‘Do You Right’ like the bastard child of ‘Ten’-era Pearl Jam with 90s period R.E.M. On repeat!
Edinburgh-based quartet SALT, is in top form with their recent single ‘Boxcar’, a noisy alt rock treasure with post punk elements and an excellent vocal performance from Sharon Romany…. The song is about the life of the famous hobo author, Leon Ray Livingston.
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis