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.

- Nick Valensi (The Strokes)

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.



Craster Arms Hotel

NE67 5AX

The Leadmill

S1 4SE

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: 14805+ 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...

Latitude 2018 Featured event

Latitude 2018

Henham Park, Beccles

Thursday 12th Jul

2:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

From £197.50 weekend adult ticket

Latitude isn't just about music, but has a full spectrum of art including film, comedy, theatre, cab...

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This week's Indie and Alternative events

Trampolene plus special guests

Trampolene plus special guests

Bootleg Social , Blackpool

Friday 27th Apr

9:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18


“The best club in the UK for future rock n roll stars” Noel Gallagher

Live+Loud Showcase

Live+Loud Showcase

Under The Bridge , London

Friday 27th Apr

6:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18


To celebrate the end of the academic year, on Friday 27th April we’ll be holding a massive pa...

The Clone Roses vs Oaces The Battle Of  Manchester

The Clone Roses vs Oaces The Battle Of Manchester

Old Fire Station, Carlisle

Friday 27th Apr

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14


Two fantastic tributes, one night of madness with Manchester's heavy hitters.

The Lightning Trip @ Priory Bar Glasgow

The Lightning Trip @ Priory Bar Glasgow

The Priory Bar Glasgow, Glasgow

Saturday 28th Apr

8:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£5 + fees

Live Music. The Lightning Trip with support from The Streams and Skinner!