pop rock

As It Is premiere "IN THREES" featuring Cody Carson and JordyPurp—watch

As It Is have released their latest single “IN THREES,” which is inspired by succumbing to defeat and the results it eventually causes. The new track is a collaboration between the band, Set It Off vocalist Cody Carson and JordyPurp. The new single will appear on their fourth studio album, I WENT TO HELL AND […]

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 […]

twenty one pilots call back to their roots on new 'Scaled And Icy' album

twenty one pilots’ highly anticipated sixth full-length, Scaled And Icy, is finally here. Moving away from the darker tones of Trench and Blurryface, the album reverts back to the playful alt-pop sound of their charming third album, Vessel. While Blurryface helped catapult the duo to mainstream success—“Stressed Out” became one of the first rock songs […]

Olivia Rodrigo makes stunning ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut—watch

Olivia Rodrigo made her Saturday Night Live debut this week as one of the youngest musical guests in the show’s history.  She performed her nostalgic single “drivers license” as well as her latest release “good 4 u,” in which she explores a heavier pop-rock sound. Read more: 10 AAPI musicians who are dominating the alternative […]

Aly & AJ's first album in 14 years will be the soundtrack of your summer

It has been 14 years since Aly & AJ released an album, but they are back and ready to soundtrack your summer. Thanks to their music as well as various acting gigs, Aly & AJ secured their place as pop culture staples in the 2000s. Their last album Insomniatic included the iconic “Potential Breakup Song,” […]

Laura Jane Grace drops kaleidoscopic "SuperNatural Possession" video

Laura Jane Grace is back with another captivating visual from her debut solo album Stay Alive. On Tuesday, she shared a psychedelic video for “SuperNatural Possession” which was created by Network 77’s Rachel Lichtman. The trippy new video gives the upbeat pop-rock track a technicolor dreamscape that is sure to hypnotize viewers. Read more: 41 […]

25 essential Fueled By Ramen albums released across their 25-year history

Fueled By Ramen has signed some of the most talented alternative bands and musicians to date. With 25 years of greatness under its belt, now is the opportune moment to look back at its incredible discography. In 1996, John Janick joined forces with Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake and brought the label to life. […]

Ashland's new EP let them capture the most honest version of themselves

Ashland are returning to their roots with their first release since Over The Moon. With their new EP I, the duo deliver pop synths backed by intense rock progressions and share their most vulnerable selves. The band are teaming up with Alternative Press to give fans a first listen to the EP. Composed of Asia Marie and […]

10 women vocalists who made the 2010s a monumental time for alternative

We already established that not all women sound like Hayley Williams with our look into unique-sounding frontwomen within 2000s alternative music. So, given the generalized diversification of the genre throughout the 2010s, we shouldn’t need to drive that point home again, right? That said, last time the dynamic range present in women’s vocal styles proved to […]

10 alternative albums by women that have influenced music since the '90s

As some of our favorite pop-punk bands continue to show us, we have a lot to thank 1990s alternative music for. Not only did the mainstream explosion set the foundations for the genre collective as we know it, but it put quite a number of women on the forefront. While the gender distribution across the alternative genre […]

10 acts fronted by women and nonbinary musicians that emo fans need to know

How many women and nonbinary-fronted bands can you remember from the mainstream emo wave? OK, now let’s subtract Paramore, Hey Monday and Automatic Loveletter. How many do you have now? Unless you were deeply invested in the 2000s underground scene, you can probably count the remaining qualifiers on one hand. Fortunately for the scene at large, the 2010s […]

10 musicians who absolutely nailed switching genres as solo artists

Branding is one hell of an important factor to achieving success and maintaining a fanbase in music. So, it’s no surprise that many musicians use their solo projects as an avenue for genre experimentation. We’ve seen it countless times to varying extents. Some artists may just incorporate new, genre-defying dynamics to their foundational sounds, whereas others […]

Ashland return with piercing new anthem “Misery”—watch

Pop-rock duo Ashland have released their latest song “Misery,” the first single from their upcoming EP, I. They also shared a new music video for the song, complete with fishnets and dead roses to add to the angsty vibe. “Misery” is a biting track about wanting the worst for someone after they ruined your life. […]

10 underrated Avril Lavigne tracks that show off her unique sound

Avril Lavigne really just flew into 2021 with a fire underfoot. Just after her show-stopping collaboration with MOD SUN on “Flames,” the long-reigning “pop-punk princess” confirmed that her new album will be coming our way this year. Produced by John Feldmann and MOD SUN, the 2000s alternative icon’s upcoming record is reportedly a return to her roots. Needless […]

10 bands who actually started their career covering other artists

Picturing our favorite bands in their fledgling stages is no easy task. But imagining them devoid of any original music and instead performing cover songs? That’s straight-up impossible. Remarkably, it’s not all that rare for now-iconic artists to reveal that they’d formerly performed as a tribute act. After all, what better way to get a […]

10 artists who started in one genre and then completely dominated another

All hail the genre-benders! Seriously, it’s one thing to be successful in a single genre, but to change things up and continue to excel? That’s the mark of a legend. Admittedly, most artists go through some form of sonic progression over the course of their careers. But how many can you name that distinctly embody […]

23 Canadian bands Silverstein's Shane Told knows will keep the scene alive

If we had to pick one band from Canada keeping the scene alive, it would have to be Silverstein. No question. The post-hardcore band show no signs of slowing down after 10 albums over the course of two full decades and have influenced countless other people to start a career in music. Here’s to 20 […]

10 alternative artists who embraced electronica for a whole new sound

The incorporation of electronic sounds into alternative music is hardly a new phenomenon. In the mid-2000s, bands such as Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 made names for themselves in the scene with their synth-heavy infusions. And while the resulting “neon” era seemed to be short-lived, these artists were largely ahead of their time. With the mainstream […]

10 underrated albums from the 2000s you probably forgot about

Anyone who’s had any kind of scene phase is likely to look back on the 2000s fondly. With numerous hit alternative albums, including Paramore‘s Riot! and Yellowcard‘s Ocean Avenue, we were really blessed with some great music. Unfortunately, our nostalgia really only tends to gravitate toward a small number of the decade’s countless masterpieces. Don’t believe us? Dig up […]

QUIZ: Do you remember the lyrics to Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”?

Avril Lavigne has been a scene staple since her debut album, Let Go, hit stands in 2002, with hit singles “Sk8er Boi” and “Complicated.” She’s been busy at work collaborating with Travis Clark of We The Kings on “Head Above Water,” and she released the single “We Are Warriors” in late April.  Though live concerts […]
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