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Scottish alternative bands | New alternative artists from Scotland

Between the likes of Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro and beyond, Scotland set some solid roots in the ’90s mainstream alternative explosion. Don’t mistake its prominence in the music scene as a thing of the past, though. The country has been churning out new powerhouse bands well into the modern era. Though relatively small compared to other alternative hubs such as the […]

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Alternative 80s covers 1980s song renditions

We’re well aware that there’s a bit of an ’80s renaissance going on in pop culture. From soundtracking shows to influencing alternative artists with synth-pop and darkwave, the music of the decade is certainly a prominent force in the modern age. Of course, many artists (some more than others) are quick to pay tribute to their predecessors […]

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goth, Rising goth bands New darkwave artists

If recent trends are any indication, there’s a bit of an ’80s revival going on in the music scene. With a number of artists adopting elements of synth-pop and returning to the roots of early alternative rock, nostalgia abounds… And with it comes a sea of gothic, darkwave undercurrents. Truth be told, goth rock hasn’t exactly gone anywhere. […]

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New bands of scene artists | Alternative side projects

We may be a good decade out from the height of the scene heyday, but that doesn’t mean our favorite artists are anywhere past their prime. In fact, a good number of them have been extending their talents by forming new bands and side projects. Unless they’re getting broad recognition like Simple Creatures, however, these […]

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AFI

The wait for new music from AFI is finally almost over. On Jan. 1, the band confirmed that 2021 is full of surprises regarding their next album. Read more: Avril Lavigne and MOD SUN’s new collab is arriving sooner than you think It’s been almost four years since AFI put out their self-titled 10th studio […]

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Mom Rock Dana Jean Phoenix The Ivy Oceanator moden alternative bands 80s 1980s sounds synth

The ’80s feel like a lifetime away, and for many in the scene, they actually are (yikes). The good news is the decade has left a longstanding musical legacy. The incorporation of 1980s sound elements into modern music is hardly new, but its frequency seems to be rising. It seems impossible to turn on the […]

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Side projects have the special ability to give artists the chance to express themselves in whatever manner they choose without snobby genre lords or the (sometimes self-imposed) shackles of their previous works confining their sonic decisions. Sometimes these new bands go in an intentionally more mainstream direction, while other times the word “commercial” is never […]

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Genre is a peculiar thing. We often recognize elements of our favorites when we hear them, drawing comparisons to notable artists of their respective scenes. And what’s better than when our ideal styles intersect to form something that’s unique, albeit beautifully reminiscent of its roots? In celebrating the art of “genre-bending,” we’ve gone ahead and […]

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In proper 2020 fashion, Davey Havok And Jade Puget decided to release their next Blaqk Audio album only one part at a time. With its five-track Side A dropping Tuesday, the AFI members announced this week that they’ll share Beneath The Black Palms in its entirety on August 21. Their bouncy and eccentric…

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Side projects allow musicians the freedom to explore interests outside of their core band. While countless metal and punk fans stay rooted in genres directly, many of the artists involved love electronic music. Some of their interest in electronic music isn’t entirely surprising given their affinity for acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode […]