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INTERVIEW: MOOSE BLOOD
This week Canterbury emo-rock four piece Moose Blood release their debut full-length.
Entitled 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time', the record contains eleven songs that
wear their hearts on their sleeves and is wrapped in a plethora of catchy hooks. We spoke to two fourths of the band as drummer Glenn Harvey and bassist Kyle Todd discussed the
album, working with Beau Burchell, joining up with No Sleep Records, and more.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: HORA DOUSE - CRASH
The new EP from Manchester's Hora Douse, 'Crash' is streaming right here on Already Heard. Give it a listen and relive those older days when post hardcore could be a little bit twangly.
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. Find out what the Already Heard team picked out as their five essential releases for October.
ALREADY HEARD VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: WE FIGHT LIKE KIDS - FALCONER
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: ALBURN
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.
EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: NOYO MATHIS - ENDURE
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.
INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
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.


Live Photos: We Are The Ocean - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham - 16/10/2014

Photos by Carrie-Anne Pollard.

Live Review: We Are The Ocean, Decade and Boy Jumps Ship - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham - 16/10/2014

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It’s been awhile since We Are The Ocean have graced us with their presence, so tonight’s the ideal opportunity to see them back in action. And they’ve bought along two of the country’s most promising acts along for the ride.

First up is Geordie quartet Boy Jumps Ship. They produce a vibrant brand of melodic alt rock that is reminiscent of 'Louder Now' era Taking Back Sunday. With their strong showing of bold, anthemic choruses, the four piece receive a positive yet under-whelming response. Much like their latest 'Lovers & Fighters' EP, they have the catchy tunes to win people over but they’re easily forgettable. (3/5)

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Next up is Decade. Having released their impressive debut ‘Good Luck' early this year, tonight they remind us how good the LP is. 'Brainfreeze' and 'Callous' get a strong showing with vocalist Alex Sears especially raising his game in a live capacity. Although the crowd aren’t as responsive or as energetic as numbers like 'British Weather' and 'I Don't Care' require, we’re still left impressed with Decade. They show just why they’re one of the brightest emerging UK bands. (4/5)

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Pretend Happy Preview New EP with ‘Lucky’

Devon trio Pretend Happy are gearing up to release their new EP, 'Mood Swings' on 13th November and as a preview they’ve posted a new song.

Take a listen to 'Lucky' after the jump below and download the song for free here.

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Album Review: Kittyhawk - Hello, Again

image I have to admit by aligning themselves with Count Your Lucky Stars, Chicago four piece Kittyhawk automatically give me hope as the emo revivalists’ label has built a flair for releasing decent albums in recent years. 'Hello, Again' is Kittyhawk first full-length outing and proves to be a record that is pleasing on the ear yet lacks a lasting impact.

From the beginning 'The Petravicz Estate' sets the tone for the rest of the album with 90’s emo-esque guitars delicately plucking away whilst Kate Grube charms us with her cathartic melodies. 'Sunny Day Renter's Insurance' and 'Vaudeville' soon follow and with them brings a sense of introspectiveness to the album. On the latter she states "It’s just like the dream I’ve been having/where I ruin my own surprise/and all of my enemies forming/as I fight them they multiple/it’s like my own skin is a costume/and I don’t know what’s inside." This sets up a constant theme of self-doubt and self-reflection that makes the record feel homely.

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Axis Of Confirm New Album ‘The Mid Brae Inn’

Northern Irish alt punks Axis Of have announced their second album 'The Mid Brae Inn'.

The record will be released sometime in early 2015 via Smalltown America Records. The tracklisting is as follows.

1. All My Bones
2. Wetsuit
3. The Grey Man’s Path at Night
4. Super Resurgence
5. Munro Bagger
6. Beachcombing
7. Marconi’s Place
8. Quarrel Reef
9. Oh Calusco!
10. The Harsh Winds of Rathlin
11. Sunfinder
12. Returnee’s Lament

The trio also had a first play of the album’s first single 'Wetsuit' on BBC Radio Ulster’s Across the Line on Tuesday night. You can listen to it here at  around the 1 hour 5 minute mark.

Farse Announce Reformation

Birmingham ska punks Farse have announced they are to reform.

They will also be playing shows soon including a support slot for Mad Caddies on the 22nd November at O2 Academy in Birmingham plus a headline show this January 2015, also in Birmingham. More info to be announced soon!

Sleater-Kinney Announce UK Shows

Recently, Olympia, Washington indie punks Sleater-Kinney announced the ending of their hiatus.

As well as announcing their eighth studio, 'No Cities to Love', due out on the 20th January 2015 via Sub Pop, they’ve also announced a tour which includes a few UK shows in March 2015 next year.

You can catch the trio at the following dates.

March
23rd Roadhouse, London
24th Albert Hall, England
25th O2 ABC, Glasgow

Bear Arms Stream ‘Strength and Conviction’ and Premier ‘Fool’s Gold’ Video

This week Bear Arms release their debut album, 'Strength and Conviction' through Struggletown Records, and to mark its release the band are streaming the entire album online.

They have also premiered their new music video for 'Fool's Gold'.

You can view the video and hear the album by clicking read more. If you like what you hear, you can purchase the album on Bandcamp.

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New Bad Ideas Song (‘Clumsy Hand’)

Leeds indie punk quartet Bad Ideas have posted the latest track from their forthcoming 'The Better Parts of You' EP. The track is called 'Clumsy Hands' and can be streamed via For The Love of Punk or by clicking read more.

If you like what you hear, you can pick up 'The Better Parts of You' on 7th November via Uncle M.

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Krokodil Stream ‘Sun Riders’ (ft Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro) From ‘Machash’

UK alt rock “supergroup” Krokodil have posted another song from their upcoming debut LP.

The track is called "Sun Riders’ and features guest vocals from Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro. You can view the tracks lyric video below.

Krokodil will release 'Nachash' on November 10th via Spinefarm Records.

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Skindred Sign Worldwide Deal with Napalm Records

Skindred have announced they have signed a Worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. The bands label debut is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Skindred have also confirmed DJ/sampler Dan Sturgess has joined the band as a full-time member.

Lake Michigan Releases Split EP with Hopelesstown

York singer-songwriter Lake Michigan has joined up with Sydney, Australia’s Hopelesstown to release a split EP through Brisbane’s Ruined Smile Records.

The EP can be purchased here and can be streamed after the jump.

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New Heart In Hand Video (‘A Beautiful White’)

With the release of their new album, 'A Beautiful White' just around the corner, Heart In Hand have premiered the video for the albums title track.

'A Beautiful White' is released on November 3rd through SOAR/Century Media. Click read more to view the bands new video.

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Bring Me The Horizon Premier New Single (‘Drown’)

Today Bring Me The Horizon premiered their new single - 'Drown'.

The track is released on December 7th but fans can view the video by clicking read more.

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Dropkick Murphys Announce UK and Ireland Dates

Dropkick Murphys have announced they will be returning to the UK and Ireland in March 2015 as part of their 'Celtic Punk Invasion Tour'.

The run of shows will include two shows on St. Paddy’s Day, with early evening and late concerts at Dublin’s Vicar Street venue.

March
17th Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (early)
17th Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (late)
18th Barrowlands, Glasgow
19th Academy, Manchester
20th Rock City, Nottingham
21st O2 Academy Brixton, London
22nd O2 Academy, Birmingham