Indie and Alternative

Want to find out where your favourite bands are playing next? Want to read interviews with the next big thing, or reviews of the latest guitar driven masterpiece? This section features some of the most comprehensive information on the web about the UK indie scene, with a constantly updated gig section backed up by up-to-date news and insights for the rock enthusiast.

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What people don't realise is that we're all homosexuals.

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Indie and Alternative Venues

We've plucked out the greatest venues from across the land for you to experience indie and alternative, each home to a smorgasbord of live acts and performers week in week out.



The Leadmill

S1 4SE

Craster Arms Hotel

NE67 5AX



Hinds is a Spanish indie rock band from Madrid, formed in 2011, consisting of Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass) and Amber Grimbergen (drums). The original name of the band was Deers, but they were forced to change it at the end of 2014, due to the threat of legal action from a similarly named band. The group chose "Hinds" (female deer) as the new name of the band and announced officially the name change on 7 January 2015. They have released one album and two singles. Hinds are considered a garage rock, garage pop and lo-fi band, and have been compared to a blend of rock bands such as Velvet Underground, The Paste...


Leeds Festival 2018
Popular Event: 13540+ going
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Leeds Festival 2018

Bramham Park, Wetherby

Friday 24th Aug

11:00am til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 16

From £205

From punk, metal and grime through to rock, alternative and dance music, Leeds offers 80,000 music f...

Primavera Sound - Barcelona 2018

Primavera Sound - Barcelona 2018

Parc Del Forum, Barcelona

Wednesday 30th May

6:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

From 150 euro (+BF)

A friendly festival that happens on the coast of Barcelona at Parc Del Forum each June

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This week's Indie and Alternative events

Definitely Oasis - Oasis tribute Chester

Definitely Oasis - Oasis tribute Chester

The Live Rooms Chester, Chester

Saturday 24th Mar

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18


Definitely Oasis the UK'S Closest sounding and looking Oasis tribute are coming to The Live Rooms in...

NNE Presents The Complete Stone Roses support A Northern Soul Featured event

NNE Presents The Complete Stone Roses support A Northern Soul

The Bungalow Bar, Paisley

Saturday 24th Mar

8:00pm til 12:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£12 + BF

Delighted to welcome back to Paisley the original and best tribute to the Roses in 2018.

Total stone roses Plus Support The Goodsouls

Total stone roses Plus Support The Goodsouls

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Saturday 24th Mar

7:00pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

£8.50 plus booking fee

Trimmers Arms presents the uks number 1 Stone roses tribute with the north east number1 indie band t...

The Cactus Paradox Alternative Extravaganza

The Cactus Paradox Alternative Extravaganza

Jacaranda Club, Liverpool

Friday 23rd Mar

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£3 (inc fees)/ £4 OTD

Showcasing unsigned talent from Guildford, Chester, Manchester and Liverpool in one amazing night of...