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: Vini Vicious
Self-defined as tragic pop/angular rock the Israeli alternative rock band’s latest single ‘Vultures’ is a great alternative rock treat with intense 80s vibe, angular guitars and powerful vocals, and a more than an ideal taster from their upcoming EP ‘Atelophobia’!
TRACK: rsm SMiLE
‘rsm SMiLE’ is the newest by French artist Fanchon, and what we love most is the superb combination of the loud, noisy grunge guitars with sugar-coated vocals, catchy melodies all filtered via a 90s ethos! If L7 played pop, this might have been their sound! Looking forward to the next steps…
ARTIST: Ilan Rubin
TRACK: 24HR Fix
Alternative rock with hooky chorus and raw emotion in the vein of great Queens of the Stone Age? Yup, Ilan Rubin’s ’24HR Fix’ is a powerful alternative rock banger that will keep you company for days!
ARTIST: Gabe Wolf
TRACK: Black Hole
Los Angeles artist Gabe Wolf’s ‘Black Hole’ is a melodious, alternative rock single, heavily inspired by atmospheric rock behemoths Porcupine Tree, that will directly seep into your brain with its immense melodic power!
TRACK: The End
Dublin based Kandemic strike back with their 2-minute, dirty, raucous, alternative rock, -revealing their punkier sound-, dynamite ‘The End’, which is the 12th and last “closing opus” from their highly anticipated debut album, due out in March. Play this beast loud!
ARTIST: Long Term Parking
TRACK: The Middle Way
An idiosyncratic, genre-bending gem taken from Czech band Long Term Parking’s debut album, mixing alternative rock, hip hop and electronic music in their pretty own, unique way!
ARTIST: Cognitive Fungus
Washington, NJ duo Cognitive Fungus ‘ID’ is the opening track from their 3-track EP ‘Cognitive Fungus 2022′, and we loved their diy aesthetics, and their glam flirt, reminding us Todd Haynes’ flick ‘Velvet Goldmine’! Or perhaps David Bowie? Whatever! Open-mined alternative music aficionados will appreciate this…
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis