Already Heard
On Monday November 3rd, Midland hardcore punk band We Fight Like Kids release their
debut EP, 'Superficial Behaviour'. However we're premiering their new video for 'Falconer'
right here on Already Heard.
For Scottish quartet Alburn, their latest EP ('Mouthful of Glass') has been a longtime coming. Having undergone a slight line-up since their formation in 2007, 'Mouthful of Glass'
showcases a significant amount of growth and maturity. We spoke to Pete Duthie to ask him about the bands background, that inevitable Brand New comparison, the Scottish music
scene and more.
On first listen we fell in love Noyo Mathis and knew that 'Endure' needed to be heard. It's post hardcore meets emo meets indie meets math rock. Take a listen to the full EP right here.
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece
haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
“leaders” of the UK pop-punk movement.
Packing stadium sized rock anthems with an incredibly striking emotional punch, and graced with one of the most staggeringly unique vocal talents to have graced the UK Rock scene in a long time, Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave have become one of the single most talked about new bands to emerge in recent years. With their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ finally released this week, Already Heard caught up with lead guitarist Mark Trotter and Bassist
Andrew Bushen at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.

Single Mothers Stream Debut Album ‘Negative Qualities’

Canadian punks Single Mothers are streaming their debut album 'Negative Qualities' over at Pitchfork.

The LP will be released on the 7th October via Hot Charity internationally and Dine Alone Records in Canada. You can pre-order it here.

Los Campesinos! Announce UK Shows with Trust Fund

Cardiff indie pop sextet Los Campesinos! have announced a short run of UK shows this December with Trust Fund.

The shows are as follows:

4th Sound Control, Manchester
5th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
6th Arts Centre, Norwich
7th Village Underground, London

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FIVES: Must Hear October 2014 Releases

Last month we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking our must hear releases for September, and October is no different. With the likes of Weezer, Slipknot, New Found Glory, Moose Blood, Mallory Knox, Lower Than Atlantis, and Transit being just some of the more notable releases for the coming month, this month’s edition of "Fives" sees the Already Heard team picking out five other releases you need to listen to this month.

What album and EP releases are you looking forward to hearing this month? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Restorations – LP3 
If rock’n’roll was saved by The Hold Steady in the noughties, then Philadelphia’s Restorations could be the band to pick up the baton a decade later. Literate, heartfelt, beguilingly idiosyncratic and wonderfully bewitching, they’re the bar-room band blessed with enough passion they positively bleed out of the speakers and into your soul.

While LP2 was at times challenging – and indeed is one of those albums that forever sits on the cusp of greatness without hitting the heights– such issues have been perfectly ironed out on LP3 to create one of the most visceral and exciting listens of the year. And, if anyone can figure out how that voice comes out of Jon Loudon’s tiny frame, we want to know the secret… (RM)

‘LP3’ by Restorations is released on 28th October on SideOneDummy Records.

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Issues Added to Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens UK Tour

Issues have been confirmed as support for Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens' co-headline UK tour, which take place next Spring.

Sun 29th, LCR UEA, Norwich
Mon 30th Guildhall, Portsmouth
Tues 31st Mar O2 Academy, Bristol
Thurs 2nd Academy 1, Manchester
Fri 3rd o2 Academy, Leeds
Sat 4th o2 Academy, Glasgow
Mon 6th O2 Academy, Newcastle
Tues 7th Rock City, Nottingham
Weds 8th o2 Academy 1, Birmingham
Fri 10th Forum, London
Sat 11th Forum, London

Twin Atlantic Release ‘Hold On’ Video Ahead of UK Tour

Following on from the success of their 'Great Divide' LP and a major UK headline tour kicking off this month, Twin Atlantic have premiered their video for 'Hold On'.

It is the latest track to be lifted from 'Great Divide', and the clip can be viewed below.

If you like what you hear, you can check out Twin Atlantic on the following dates:

23 Aberdeen, Music Hall
24 Glasgow, Barrowland
25 Glasgow, Barrowland
27 Newcastle, O2 Academy
28 Manchester, Academy
29 Sheffield, O2 Academy
30 Leeds, Metropolitan University
01 Birmingham, The Institute
02 Cardiff, University Solus
03 London, Roundhouse
04 Southampton, Guildhall
06 Cambridge, Junction

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Yawning Dog Premier New Music Video

Yorkshire noise rockers Yawning Dog have premiered their debut music video for 'I've Only Got One Ghost'.

The band will be releasing a double AA side single entitled 'Doll / Torso Dojo' on the 6th October. The launch show for this will be at the Parish in Huddersfield on the 8th October. You can also catch them at the following other dates:

4th Fenton, Leeds
8th Parish, Huddersfield
17th 360 Club, Leeds
18th Fenton, Leeds

You can view the video by clicking read more.

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Wicked Snakes Confirm UK Dates

Psychedelic doom rockers Wicked Snakes have confirmed a run of UK shows taking place later this month.

25 King Billy, Hull
26 13th Note, Glasgow
27 Downstairs, Aberdeen
30 South Sea Live, Sheffield
31 Rosie Malones, Coventry
01 The Pig & Drum, Worcester
02 The Compass, Chester

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Krokodil Reveal Debut Album Details and New Song

UK alt rock “supergroup” Krokodil have revealed their debut album will be titled ‘Nachash’ and will be released on November 10th via Spinefarm Records.

1. Shatter
2. Skin Of The Earth
3. Dead Man’s Path
4. A Life Lived In Copper, But Painted In Gold
5. Reptilia Familiar
6. Porcelain Bones
7. The Collapse
8. Sleep Well, Medusa
9. Ragnarock
10. Sun Riders
11. Sobek
12. Phyllotaxis

The group, made up of members from Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows and SikTh, have previewed the album by posting their new single, 'Reptilia Familiar', which can be streamed by clicking read more below.

Krokodil will be supporting Mastodon on their UK and Ireland tour next month. Big Business will also be supporting.

19th Academy, Dublin
20th Limelight, Belfast
22nd O2 Guildhall, Southampton
24th Academy, Manchester
25th O2 Academy, Newcastle
26th O2 Academy, Glasgow
28th O2 Brixton Academy, London
29th O2 Academy, Birmingham
1st Rock City, Nottingham 2nd Academy, Bristol

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Nightmare Festival Adds Elliot Minor, Crazy Arm and More

The latest batch of acts for Camden’s multi-venue Halloween party, Nightmare Festival have been announced with the likes of Elliot Minor, Crazy Arm, Cortes, and Get Inuit joining the bill.

Other new names added today are Jesus Fucking Christ, Tigercub, Alexa De Strange and You The Living.

Nightmare Festival takes place on November 1st on Camden High Street.

Early bird tickets available now for £20 plus booking fee and can be purchased here.

The full line-up can be viewed by clicking read more.

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God Damn Release New Music Video

Black Country alt rockers God Damn have released their new music video for current single 'Horus'.

The single will be released on the 27th October via One Little Indian Records. You can catch them on the following dates.

1st Total Refurbishment Centre, London*
2nd Gullivers, Manchester*
3rd The Cookie Jar, Leicester
4th Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh w/ Funeral for a Friend
8th Bodega, Nottingham*
9th Arts Centre, Norwich w/ The Wytches
10th The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent*
24th All Years Leaving, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham w/ Eagulls
25th Colton Hall Rooms 2, The Lantern, Simple Things Festival, Bristol
29th The Jailhouse, Hereford
1st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham+
2nd The Deaf Institute, Manchester+
4th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff+
5th Sound Circus, Bournemouth+
6th Institute Temple, Birmingham+
8th Waterfront Studio, Norwich
9th Dingwalls, London+

* w/ Kagoule
+ w/ Turbowolf

Click read more to view the new video.

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Live Review: Southsea Fest 2014 - Portsmouth - 20/09/2014


Another year, another pilgrimage to Hampshire’s coast for the latest installment of the annual invasion of Albert Road. Whereas other similar festivals act more as an industry showcase, this is a paean to all things DIY; whether the genre be punk or indie rock, Southsea is your destination for the cream of the dive-bar circuit. It’s also an occasion to treasure as its situation in late September signifies the very last throes of the summer festival season, signalling a return to social normality away from muddy fields and tepid beer.

Despite the season verging into autumnal territory, it became clear that the first mistake I had made was not wearing shorts; even early on in the day, the tiny Fifth Hants Volunteer Tavern was heating up – one can only imagine the kind of sweatbox temperatures one would have had to endure if original headliners of this stage Brontide had not pulled out of their slot. However, a mistake was not made in seeing The Lion & The Wolf as my first act of the day on the stage presented by Flatpack Recordings. Tom George’s between-song repartee is as priceless as ever, owning his likeness to British Bake-Off weeper Iain, which are important to alleviate the mood in-between his self-described “saddest songs in the world”. However, a rousing 'Hand Of Applause' rounds off a winning set, teeing all in attendance up for a wonderful afternoon to come. (4/5)

Following in the footsteps of ex-bandmate Luke Barham’s solo project Uncle Luc, former Stagecoach drummer Matt Emery has ventured out on his own, but the difference between this and his former involvings are striking; rather than lo-fi slacker rock territory, Emery and his electric piano land somewhere between an emotive film soundtrack (think 65daysofstatic’s alternative scoring of sci-fi classic 'Silent Running' meets Yann Tiersen’s 'Amelie' soundtrack), and neo-classical influenced post-rock in the vein of Sigur Ros and Maybeshewill. An underutilised facet in Stagecoach, his voice soars and coruscates above his tinkling, and he seems to have had a massive boost in confidence in his stylings of late. This project should make its way to a recording soon; ensure you’re among the first to hear it. (3.5/5)

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Keira Is You Announce New Live Album

Polish post punks Keira Is You have announced their new live album 'Thought I Told You to Give Up?'.

This limited edition release features live recordings from their show in Alytus, Lithuania on the 20th April 2014. It will be available on the 27th October via EDiLS Recordings. To promote the record the band have released a video for the song 'Monitors'. Pre-orders are available here.

You can catch the band at the following UK shows this November with People//Talk.

5th Bramleys, Canterbury
6th TBC
7th Salford Eagle, Manchester
8th Maguires, Liverpool

Click read more to view the new video.

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Axes Release New Song ‘Plan Américain’

Axes have released their brand new song ‘Plan Américain’ over at Musical Mathematics.

The track is from their upcoming album 'Glory', due for release on the 3rd November via Big Scary Monsters. The band also begins a UK tour later this month with label mates Delta Sleep.

24th Bleach, Brighton w/ Cleft
25th Labour Club, Northampton
27th Firebug, Leicester
28th Wharf Chambers, Leeds
29th Opium, Edinburgh
30th Flat0/1, Glasgow
31st The Kings Arms, Manchester w/ Cleft
1st Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
7th Upstairs @ The Garage, London

Click read more to listen to the new song.

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The No Marks Stream Debut Album ‘Light of One’

Melodic punks The No Marks are streaming their debut album 'Light of One' on bandcamp.

Featuring ex and current members of Blocko, Crocodile God and The Down & Outs, the album is now available for physical purchase via Brassneck Records.

Click read more to listen to the full album.

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Imicus Release New Music Video

Luton metallers Imicus recently released their new music video for the song 'The Libertine'.

The track will be featured on their upcoming new album and follow up to 2010’s 'Animal Factory'. More info will be announced soon.

Click read more to view the video.

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