[Photo by Jawn Rocha]

Alternative Press presents a When We Were Young photo special + the ultimate holiday shopping guide

This year’s When We Were Young Festival marked an unforgettable occasion for the alternative scene. Lucky for you, our Winter 2022 issue is packed with photos from the inaugural event, with a roster that offered an alluring merging of the new and old school. Of course, that includes cover stars My Chemical RomanceBring Me The Horizon and Poppy, as well as Paramorethe Linda Lindas, UnderoathAvril LavigneHUDDYSleeping With Sirens and more, captured by Jawn Rocha.

Read more: Sick New World, the nü-metal version of When We Were Young, unveils stacked lineup

We’re also aware that the holidays are right around the corner, and for us, that means stocking up on all the latest merch. This year boasted plenty of stellar releases from Denzel Curry, MUNA, Maggie Lindemann and the 1975, among others. Beyond music, though, the brands that we champion and how we present ourselves to the world help us stand out from the rest. After all, alternative doesn’t just define music anymore. It permeates the worlds of fashion, beauty and culture as well.

If you’re short on gift ideas this season, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. From comfy kicks and bold jewelry to page-turner books and the coolest variants for your vinyl-loving dad, we put together the ultimate shopping guide that’ll have your loved ones beaming.

Plus, don’t miss holiday shopping picks from Meet Me @ The Altar, chloe moriondo, Royal & the Serpent, Brand of Sacrifice and others.

Grab a copy of our Winter 2022 issue here or below.