These 15 Alternative Rock Artists Deserve Your Attention Right Now!

On New Year’s Day Alternative Nation posted an article Make Listening to These Ten Up and Coming Bands Your New Year’s Resolution, and now that we have given you some time to fall in love with those ten bands, here are fifteen more. So before you start raving out (do the kids still do that?) to that new Skrillex record, try listening to these ten bands that may just save rock and roll and make people realize that EDM is pretty much just disco.

Dear Stalker
Lisa Murphwell – Vocals/Guitar
Adam Learner – Bass/Backing Vocals
Alan Murphwell – Drums
A three piece band from Melbourne, Australia which features a talented front woman with a stellar and bold voice accompanied by one of the best rhythm sections in modern rock, Dear Stalker have the pieces in place to break at any moment.

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Echo Collider
Members:  Bryan, Matt, Derek, RJ and Matt
Echo Collider is a five piece progressive hard rock band hailing from Kansas City, MO. Dynamically mixing heavy guitars along with moments where the listener can get whisked up in the exploratory song progression, Echo Collider have the music to take you on a trip.

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Dear Adamus
Raytheon Dunn: Vocals/Guitar
Chris Wilkins: Bass/ Vocals
Severin Di Croce: Drums
With multiple vocalists that are as smooth and flawless as they come and a sound that rivals some of the best singer/songwriter acts of today, Dear Adamas is just getting started with their latest single “Somber Face”.

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Reverb Nation

Helms Alee
Ben Verellen:  Guitar/Vocals
Dana James:  Bass/Vocals
Hozoji Margullis:  Drums/Vocals

A three piece band out of Seattle, WA, Helms Alee are masters of progressive melodies and vocal harmonies; its modern rock that builds and explodes. If you like Tool they are a must listen, though Helms Alee are by no means imitators and often branch out finding unexplored musical territory. And on a side note, their album artwork is breathtaking.


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Home Address
Frankie Mattero:  Vocals
Brandon DeAtley:  Drums
Albert Deel:  Bass/Vocals
Christian Deel:  Guitar
Brandon Deel:  Guitar
Home Address is a five piece band from Fredericksburg, Virginia that radiates nothing but feel good alternative rock. It’s one of those rare perfect musical marriages where all the components mesh together to form a unique and refreshing sound all its own, as evident in the track “Supposedly“.

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Inner Temple
Dustin Schumacher: Guitar/Vocals
Keeyan Zimmerman: Drums
Dan Dent: Bass
A three piece band from Bloomsburg, PA, Inner Temple quench the thirst for fans of early 90s alternative rock that crave that type of new music from a modern band.  Inner Temple are carrying the torch passed on by Nirvana and The Screaming Trees but with a modern twist.
https://youtu.be/9Xjd9t9QnkE
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Messenger Birds
Parker: Vocals/Guitar
Chris: Drums
A two piece band from Detriot, MI, Messenger Birds are a bit grungy and a bit solo Jack White, but their use of space allows them to stand apart from their peers.
https://youtu.be/ycT3Lj80Q5c
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Outta The Furnace
Minnesota John: Guitar/vocals
Stevie Steve: Bass Guitar
Matt Albright: Drums
Outta The Furnace are a three piece bluesy modern rock band from Virginia Beach, VA. White Stripes meets Buddy Guy; Outta The Furnace has formed a sound all their own.

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Reverb Nation

Sabrosa Purr
Will Love: Vocals/Guitar
Sabrosa Purr is an experimental alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They have taken a wide range of influences while superbly taking advantage of time in their songwriting and created something truly extraordinary.

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Tim Branom
Alternative Nation’s very own multi-talented reporter Tim Branom is a rock music veteran from Los Angeles, California. Branom has worked with the likes of Layne Staley and Days of the New. A guru in the studio and a great songwriter, Branom’s music is tailored to perfection. Throw in some great hooks, perfect transitions, and voice that can rattle the soul, Branom’s music is a must listen.  Branom just released a raucous new single entitled “Blind” last month, download it on iTunes.


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Ultra Major (Formally Concreatures)
Ty Jontz
Nick Tardif
Eric Pearson
From Brooklyn, NY, Ultra Major create nothing but great and heavy melodic tracks. Their sound is a throw back to the 90’s with smooth vocals and loud guitars.; a hint of Screaming Trees mixed with their own brand of alternative rock.

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The Vidos
Brett Hornall: Lead Vocals/Bass
Kirk Musfelt: Guitar / Backup Vocals
Nolan Nielsen: Drums / Backup Vocals
The Vidos are a three piece punk band from Vancouver, BC, Canada and fun is the only way to describe them. Their music isn’t overplayed pop/punk nonsense, but is actually reminiscent of the early punk days by perfecting the habitual short punk track with excellent musicianship.

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Ribs
Keith Freund: Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Chris Oquist: Drums
Ribs are a duo from Boston, MA. With heavy guitars layered with a vocalist that has the aura of The Cure’s Robert Smith, Ribs have conjured up a sound like no other. They have opened for the likes of bands like Queens of the Stone Age and in 2016 a much anticipated new album is set to be released.

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If you have completely given up on rock or just came back from that much anticipated trip to mars, or any other random place completely void of all things regarding rock music in pop culture, and haven’t heard these two bands that have recently garnered significant fan bases, you should check them out!

Torche

Dead Sara

What are some of your favorite up and coming artists?  Feel free to share in the comments section below.

Hear all the best from all these great up and coming bands and many more at www.rockshowradio.net and www.alternativenation.net/radio

  • — J —

    Dead Sara for the 9000th time, huh?

    • Corndog

      I really liked their first album. Heard about them on this site and thought i’d give them a go and i’m so glad that i did. Great, catchy wee songs with plenty of genuine heartfelt emotion in them, and damn can that girl sing! Great voice.

      I haven’t got around to their second one yet. I saw a video of a single (don’t recall the title) on Youtube and i didn’t think it lived up to the promise of the first album. I will get around to hearing the full thing at some point. Knowing me though, it’ll probably be around 2025.

    • Billy

      ya, they sure want to push that band, but no thanks for me

  • Backdoorman

    Torche…great band…I’ve seen them live twice (2.013 and 2.015)…here in Madrid (Spain)…my profile picture take it in concert 2013

  • Billy

    this was by far the best listing of new bands based on volume. i will def be looking more into echo collider, helma alee, home address, messenger birds, and sabrosa purr.

  • GeeMarie

    Awesome list of bands to watch out for! So glad to see TIM BRANOM on this list. I’ve seen him in concert many times and he just destroys the LA music scene. Time for him to destroy the world!! Cool to see RIBS here too! Two killer bands who totally deserve this recognition! Thanks Alternative Nation!!

  • iLeonD

    Dead Sara is for the tone deaf children.

    • ANRmanager

      Why so much Dead Sara hate? They’re not Nickelback lol

      • iLeonD

        well… They are a bad band. They inspire zero passion and are incapable of growing past this tiny point they are at now due to a lack of memorable songs.

        I’m not a Nickelback fan by any means but they have at least achieved. It might be generic pap to me but at one point for a good 7 or 8 years had 20,000 flock to wherever they played. With Dead Sara… Well… They are aptly named I guess.

        Everyone has their own taste I guess. I like a lot of stuff no one like as well. But Dead Sara… Gross.

        • ANRmanager

          Well, I would have to disagree. They are one of the few rock bands to gain a significant following over the past couple years and although their first album was much better than their second, the elements of the band are great. Particularly the lead vocalist has a stellar voice and the guitarist has some great hooks, songs aren’t bad lyrically either. That’s why I included them on this list.

          • iLeonD

            Disagree all you want. The band has a small following that has not grown. Neither album is good. Truly no one cares.