Alternative Music Society

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The Alternative Music Society aims to create and be able to provide, a friendship group around music - particularly with those who identify with anything different musically (i.e other than mainstream pop). Therefore, students with music interests that are niche or new, have a space to explore their passion. Some examples of Alternative Music include:

Pirate Metal

Indie Rock


Heavy Metal

Alternative Rap




The society organsie weekly meet-ups (Normally Fridays) in which they plan which events/gigs/performances they will be going to. For example, popular options are going to the DISTRICT event held at the Railway Inn and Detention run by the SU. The society place has a strong emphasis in ensuring the safety of their members when it comes to going to, and travelling to certain events. Students do not have to worry so much about their own personal safety and can enjoy events within a large group of friends.

Additionally, the society will engage in many discussions surrounding current and topical music-related stories (e.g. the Lana Del Rey and Radiohead plagiarism controversy), member's own related passion, and how to support local music and new artists in the South of England.
Given the infancy of the society, it is still growing in numbers and developing its direction. For example, the group hopes to start a music blog/music writing feature for the university, organise various events, and hopes to attract more members that can bring a diverse musical palette (e.g. Norwegian Punk or Japanese Heavy Metal).
Nevertheless, the society has achieved a lot as emphasised by winning the SU Award 'Best New Society' in 2017, and intends to build off this momentum.

Terms and conditions

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Where a sport or society has a competitive element or other external factors that affect the number of participants, your membership may be subject to criteria other than joining the group via this website. If this results in your membership not being able to accepted, you will be informed (with any relevant details) and your membership will be refunded.


Membership will not normally be refunded if you cease being a student, voluntarily end your membership or you are subject to disciplinary action that removes your membership status.


For any and all queries about membership please contact your chair/captain or email