Phoenix got more creative than ever on Alpha Zulu

Thomas Mars of the iconic French indie pop band Phoenix talks the making of their seventh album ‘Alpha Zulu.’

Annie DiRusso is the raw Nashville indie rocker who manifested a fall tour with Declan McKenna

For Annie DiRusso, TikTok helped launch her rock anthems to virality. With new single “Call It All Off” and a tour with Declan McKenna, she’s set to skyrocket.

EKKSTACY shares video for "i walk this earth all by myself"—watch

EKKSTACY has shared a new video for his single “i walk this earth all by myself.” The track, which opens up his EP NEGATIVE that dropped in November, is a fan favorite that has garnered more than 13 million streams on Spotify since its release. Read more: EKKSTACY transforms pain into music with ‘His New […]

Watch Wet Leg make their US TV debut on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

British duo Wet Leg made their U.S. television debut last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The band performed “Chaise Longue,” one of only four singles they have out ahead of their upcoming album, set for release April 8. Read more: 14 modern artists who are continuing to build the legacy of indie “They’re one of […]

JAWNY discusses skateboarding and why his mom is his biggest inspiration

JAWNY connected with AltPress for issue #399. During the 10 Topics conversation, the indie-pop artist talks about his greatest musical strength, his (almost) professional skateboarding career and the most important lessons he has learned so far. GREATEST MUSICAL STRENGTH I genuinely think my greatest musical strength is that I can play every instrument decently. I […]

14 modern artists who are continuing to build the legacy of indie

Short for “independent music,” indie music is a term that was coined in the ’80s to describe music outside of the mainstream and artists not signed to one of the “Big Four” labels—EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner. Read more: Lauren Hibberd delivers witty lyricism and charm on new ‘Goober’ EP However, since its inception, a […]

New Politics' David Boyd releases latest solo track "Animal"—listen

New Politics’ David Boyd is ready to have a dance party in his latest feel-good single “Animal,” featured here at Alternative Press. The track’s pop sound is infectious in all the right ways. Sonically, it also mirrors the internal emotions that Boyd felt while writing it. Read more: Revisit Green Day’s 2004 cover to celebrate […]

Lesibu Grand release new stop-motion video for "I'm Not Sorry"—watch

Lesibu Grand are done apologizing to others in their latest track “I’m Not Sorry,” exclusively premiering with Alternative Press. “I’m Not Sorry” takes inspiration from early ’80s bands such as the Motels and Berlin. The band also explore a more sincere, self-reflective side of their work in comparison to some of their recent songs that […]

Jake Hays premieres new music video for breakup anthem “TATTOO”—watch

Singer, songwriter, music producer, director and actor Jake Hays is no stranger to the realm of emotionally driven music. His latest single “TATTOO” continues the pattern, focusing on the difficult stages that follow a breakup. AltPress is bringing you the premiere of the new music video. Written, performed and produced by Hays, “TATTOO” is the musician’s […]

Ryder McLaughlin taught himself magic while listening to DEVO

Skateboarding has left a deep impact on popular culture. One of the most significant impressions of the art form in recent years is felt in the success of Mikey Alfred’s North Hollywood. The film, starring Vince Vaughn and Miranda Cosgrove, brought contemporary skateboarding onto the screen and won the attention of Pharrell Williams. It was […]

Phoebe Bridgers releases three new remixes of single "Kyoto"—listen

Phoebe Bridgers has shared three unique remixes of her song “Kyoto” with fans. Following the confirmation earlier this August that she will be featured on Taylor Swift’s upcoming reimagined Red album, Bridgers has now released these remixes. Read more: Phoebe Bridgers leads the debut Power Issue: Women Rising cover All three participants, Bartees Strange, Glitch Gum […]

Lowertown showcase a more mature sound with new single "Seaface"—listen

Lowertown are showing their musical growth and maturity ahead of their upcoming EP in the brand-new single “Seaface.” Alternative Press is bringing you a first listen of the track, along with an exclusive Q&A with the group. “Seaface” follows a similar mellow indie feel as the band’s previously released songs, including the EP’s title track […]

Good Morning announce new album and share latest single "Country"—watch

Australian indie-rock duo Good Morning have announced their new album, Barnyard, and shared its first single, “Country.”  “Country” is a mellow, indie offering that reflects on frontman Liam Parsons’ life and how it has changed from adolescence to adulthood. Read more: 11 alternative groups still playing together after a decade or more “I’m still not […]

Oberhofer delivers shimmering psychedelic sounds in "What Does It Mean To Me?"

Oberhofer wants to remind you not to take life too seriously with his new single, “What Does It Mean To Me?,” out now. Oberhofer, the musical project of frontman and founder Brad Oberhofer, has been making music for over a decade now. “What Does It Mean To Me?” is his latest song since he shared […]

Lauran Hibberd delivers witty lyricism and charm on new 'Goober' EP

Rising alternative star Lauran Hibberd is proving why her music matters with her new EP, Goober, via eOne. In a genre with so much competition for airwaves, Hibberd shines brightly with her refreshingly spunky sound and sarcastic lyricism. From “How Am I Still Alive?,” the indie-rock collab with Lydia Night of the Regrettes to the […]

The Linda Lindas release single “Oh!” with energetic new visual–watch

Los Angeles riot grrrl band the Linda Lindas have completely solidified their place as one of the most unstoppable up-and-coming artists. Now, they have released long-awaited new material in the form of the single, “Oh!” Along with the track comes a high-energy, color-coded music video featuring the skateboarder, photographer and musician Ray Barbee. Read more: […]

Turnstile’s new single “ALIEN LOVE CALL” featuring Blood Orange—out now

Turnstile have released a mellow new single, “Alien Love Call,” featuring Blood Orange.  In addition to a new visual, the track comes with the announcement of the band’s upcoming full-length album, GLOW ON. Read more: Nandi Bushell shares her biggest influences and upcoming musical endeavors The video for “ALIEN LOVE CALL” is comprised of archival footage […]

15 up-and-coming solo artists to add to your playlist

In a scene chock-full of prolific bands, solo artists have often felt like a rarity. Still, that hasn’t prevented musicians such as Avril Lavigne and Olivia Rodrigo from gaining significant prominence within the alternative sphere. No surprise, the underground is brimming with soloists who are ready to take their specific genres by storm. From singer-songwriters […]

DE’WAYNE, American Teeth and phem join forces on high-energy “SICK”–listen

DE’WAYNE, American Teeth and phem are all joining forces on an addictive new collab, “SICK.”  The track touches on knowing that certain bad habits will make you unhappy, sad or angry but not wanting to give them up. Read more: Badflower share new music video and announce sophomore album Each of the three singers have their […]

15 artists who show that the Velvet Underground’s influence is eternal

Lester Bangs, the greatest rock journalist ever, felt eternal Lower East Side musical royals the Velvet Underground were “our Beatles and Bob Dylan combined” and that “modern music begins” with them. He wasn’t wrong. They existed only for a handful of years—1965 to 1970. But five years was enough for them to create virtually everything […]
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