Alternative Sounds was Coventry, UK's first punk/post punk fanzine which ran for 18 issues from 1979-81 and was produced by Martin Bowes.
Included in Alternative Sounds were interviews with local and visiting bands, record, tape and fanzine reviews. Martin also put together the "Sent from Coventry" compilation of upcoming Coventry punk and post punk bands, released on Cherry Red Records in 1980. That same year the Martin and the fanzine ere also featured in a piece on making your own zine on the BBC TV youth programme "Something Else". Martin Bowes later went on to form electronic dark industrial band Attrition.