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!
Nashville-based alt-pop project of Kyle Knudsen (vocals) and Colton Ward (drums), DBMK’s ‘Chains’ is a melodious gem with a strong message for their generation: “We’re a generation facing what feels like another apocalypse at the start of every day and live on the cliche ‘we’re here not for a long time, but a good time,”
Jackson Mississippi-based Kicking’s ‘SDS’ is a heavy grunge/alternative rock dynamite, with flaming guitars, powerhouse female vocals and thunderous drumming, ideally mixed & mastered by Jonathan Nunez of Torche, and is the closing track from the band’s recently released 4-track EP ‘Goodbye Party’…. Reminded us of great L7 & Hole!
Melbourne based artist Leo recently gifted us with her moody slowcore/alternative pop-rock gem with a great, vulnerable vocal performance; According to Leo the song “is a metaphor for anxiety and the symptoms associated with the condition.”
TRACK: a polite merlot
Next up we find Massachusetts collective Peregrine and their edgy, post-hardcore/alternative rock with math rock elements “vortex” ‘a polite merlot’; A song whose energy is reminiscent of ‘Relationship of Command’-era At The Drive-In!
ARTIST: Sarajevo 84
TRACK: Change Your Mind
‘Change Your Mind’ is high-spirited, alternative rock treat with lovely “woo hoos” and unleashing tons of positivity (a pure party-starter), taken from the Spanish band Sarajevo 84’s album ‘Da Club’!
Brampton/Toronto-based outfit Sicayda’s ‘K-Y-G’ (stands for KILL YOUR GOD) is a massive, fuzzy alternative rock twister with shoegaze outbursts, but also a few, moody ethereal parts. This one is a totally unpredictable gem for the daring ones!
ARTIST: Hyde Out
TRACK: Over This
Hyde Out is a London-based duo, and they just released their album ‘Tunnel Vision’, whose opening track is ‘Over This’, a catchy alt pop-rock treasure, that beautifully combines melody and energy, heavily influenced by 90s-early 00’s brit pop acts, but with a heavier, more rock sound. Make sure you check their album over here!
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis