Alternative Music

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Love music? Then this is the society for you! Whatever the genre, our passion is for great gigs, low-cost tickets, excellent music and meeting amazing people to share it with!
What is alternative music? Anything. The weird and obscure, the danceable, the frankly unlistenable, Dutch glitch-core hip-hop, Japanese post-hardcore math-rock or occasionally indiepop, all musical genres are welcome here. This society is a group for music lovers, those who want to discover interesting and new music, and meet other people who are also fanatically obsessed with discovering new bands.

Our members possess a huge wealth of knowledge about the London music scene, the latest upcoming bands and the venues to see them, and the side street record stores nobody knows about.

Along with our weekly meets in the union, the society also host subsidised events for members throughout the calendar:
In just the previous academic year, we’ve seen Michael Kiwanuka, Four Tet, Yak, James Blake, Wild Beasts, Toy, Bonobo, Super Hans, Mac DeMarco and even went to Citadel Festival, where Foals and Bonobo headlined and many others played.
Some highlights from previous years that we've seen include Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Vaccines, SOPHIE, Animal Collective, Flume and Fat White Family.

We have some record store pub crawls throughout the year and we also host a radio show on ICRadio which we would love some members to host.

See our social media pages on the right and you can email us if you wish to join our mailing list.

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