Blog Profiles: Alternative Music Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Our latest roundup recognizes a few unique alternative music blogs we think you should check out. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
February has been a great month for new indie/alternative music.
Franz Ferdinand, MGMT, and The Wombats all dropped their new albums on the same day (which was probably a hassle for the people at my apartment complex, who received at least three different packages addressed to Savannah Tanbusch).
The Brit Awards were hosted just last week, too, resulting in some big wins for Gorillaz and Foo Fighters.
Also, my mom just got a tattoo of a 45 RPM adapter. So I think alternate music blogs is a good topic to cover this week.
1. Louder Than War
Everything you need to know about Louder Than War is summed up in their manifesto. But, to give you the general breakdown: Louder Than War is — at its roots — a punk website.
They’ve abandoned the idea of genres and any notion that music is supposed to stay within a certain classification. And they literally cover everything.
My favorite articles include: Top 10 Goth love songs for Valentines day and beyond and Tim Burgess launches 11 day art and music event in Northwich
Follow @louderthanwar on Twitter.
Head on over to @louderthanwar to check out @MaryAndTheRam's Guide to Goth & Anti-Romance #MusicHourUK https://t.co/0nCjxZRnwC pic.twitter.com/9NzSwoFfPS
— Futureproof (@FutureproofPR) February 19, 2018
2. Drunken Werewolf
Drunken Werewolf makes it easy to support independent bands and lesser-known talent.
The blog is primarily run by founder and Bristolian blogger, Tiffany Daniels. It focuses on covering independent and unsigned artists, which is something I feel is desperately needed.
The real gem of this site is the “Introducing” section. It showcases artists whose excellent music may otherwise go missed.
Introducing: An Early Bird is one of the posts I enjoyed.
Follow @drunkenwerewolf on Twitter.
🎵 Discover all the new music we've been loving this month with our @SpotifyUK playlist, ft @meadowlarkHQ @tovestyrke @freedomfrymusic @skottmusic @lucydacus @carseatheadrest + more in Feb 2018: https://t.co/caC7KF3HFd #music #playlist #nowplaying #stream #newmusic #musicrec pic.twitter.com/8yhMhav9P9
— DrunkenWerewolf (@drunkenwerewolf) February 23, 2018
3. Alternative Nation
This is the place to go for news about grunge bands (and, as a huge supporter of the British response to American Grunge, britpop, I felt the need to include it.)
It started in 2009 as a GrungeReport.com, and later evolved to cover any genre of music that fit into the alternative rock category — with a specific focus on grunge.
Its founder and lead reporter, Brett Buchanan, also ran social media for Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, which is just too cool.
Some articles I loved: Dave Grohl Fanboying Over Grunge Band Reuniting Is Adorable and Courtney Love & Dave Navarro Announce Huge Suicide Prevention Supergroup
Follow @AltNationNet on Twitter.
Smashing Pumpkins Reveal 'Grandiose' New Music Project 'I've Been Planning For Years' https://t.co/STH0sf95u0 pic.twitter.com/2eAqacdiuq
— Alternative Nation (@AltNationNet) February 23, 2018
Came for the music, stayed for the article about Liam Gallagher getting his teeth pulled out by German police officers.
Diffuser is doing something important for music sites: emphasizing the role that pop-culture plays in music (whether it’s hip-hop, indie music, or metal).
It’s owned by Townsquare Media, a media company that also runs ComicsAlliance and ScreenCrush. So it makes sense that Diffuser would have its fingers in many pies.
Some articles I loved: Liam Gallagher Says German Cops Pulled Out His Teeth and 10 Years Ago: MGMT Go From College Goofs to Rock Stars on ‘Oracular Spectacular’
Follow @diffuserfm on Twitter.
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Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @tanbusch.