Alternative music has always been, well, alternative - but there's a growing interest in the genre.
It's a lil' lesser known genre of music including indie-pop and psychedelic rock that's inspired by the sounds of nature. Well, not always, because there's also certain bands that play with the heart of rock to more emotional beats. Alternative bands are extremely experimentative in what they produce, and honestly, that's the best part about them.
Here are some cracking songs to get you in an alternative mood this weekend.
1. Arctic Monkeys
Genre: Indie rock
Favourite Album: AM
Best Singles: Do I Wanna Know, Arabella, 505, Fluorescent Adolescent, R U Mine?
Gosh, sit back, plug your earphones in, and let that bass guitar of 'Do I Wanna Know' blow you to pieces while Alex Turner's voice melts your heart. This will hum in your head for DAYS.
2. Glass Animals
Genre: Indie electronic, psychedelic pop
Favourite Album: ZABA
Best Singles: Gooey, Youth, Toes, Black Mambo
What draws ANYONE to Glass Animals is the rawness of their music. You'll feel like you're one with nature with their tunes that rely heavily on percussion and natural sounds. 'Gooey',with its instant feel-good beat, gives you the warmest feeling of love in your heart,
3. The Neighbourhood
Genre: Indie, rock
Favourite Album: I Love You
Best Singles: Sweater Weather, Flawless, Afraid
Excuse me, if you haven't heard Sweater Weather before, who even are you?! Anyone who knows The NBHD knows that Jesse Rutherford's voice is the DEFINITION of love at first sight. Their music promises to give and bring back memories whilst you cruise on a long drive down the sunset.
4. Tame Impala
Genre: Psychedelic pop, art pop
Favourite Album: Currents
Best Singles: The Less I Know The Better, Mind Mischief
Okay so, here's the lowdown - hear Tame Impala, and you'll feel out of this world. The way they experiment with overlapping layers of music makes it seems almost interdimensional. And their videos are liquid creativity. I cannot get enough, and neither will you.
5. Polo and Pan
Genre: Indie pop
Best Singles: Nana, Canopee
Think the mellowest voice possible + the quickest transition to hip beats that'll have your head nodding along in no time. I stumbled upon P&P when my cousin played Nana on a long drive, and I haven't looked back since.
6. Chet Faker
Genre: Electronica, Downtempo
Best Singles: Drop the Game, Terms and Conditions, No Diggity
The Australian singer's voice is so full of emotion, he's gonna make you feel it in your soul. His collabs with other alternative artists make for even better music, such as with Flume, Kai... the list goes on. No words for this beauty.
Best Singles: Never Be Like You, Say It
Lastly, my gosh, what can I say for Flume? Except for that his beats make me wanna get on a plane and fly to any concert he's hosting ASAP.