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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.
FIVES: MUST HEAR SEPTEMBER 2014 RELEASES
With the festival season more or less over for another year, it’s time for a whole load of
exciting releases to see the light of day. September sees a plethora of exciting releases, so much so that the Already Heard team were spoilt for choices when it came to picking this months must hear releases. Nevertheless they've completed the tricky task and picked out their five must-hear releases for the coming month.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: HOMEBOUND
With their combination of refreshingly introspective lyrics, crisp riffs and bouncy choruses, Homebound tick all the right boxes when it comes to promising UK pop-punk bands. Their debut EP, 'Coming of Age' sees the young band make a confident first mark on the ladder to greater things. We spoke to the band to discuss the importance of a debut release, and the comeback of pop-punk.
INTERVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE
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.
LEEDS FESTIVAL 2014
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
HEVY FEST 2014
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!


Album Review: The Hiding Place - So This Is Home EP

imageHailing from Stoke-on-Trent, The Hiding Place are just one of many emerging UK acts looking to grab the eyes and ears of new listeners with their latest EP 'So This Is Home'. On first listen it doesn’t leave a lasting impression, yet on further expectations there is potential even if opening track 'Maybe You’ll Drown' isn’t the ideal start. It’s ambient, slow-burning intro is uncomfortable yet the quintet soon find their feet with 'Guts'. Led by stirring, confident guitars and pounding drums, the track is an energetic number that produces strong display from vocalist Dominic Webber. It’s easy to understand why this is the EP’s lead single. It’s catchy and is the stand out track on here.

However, this EP isn’t a one song wonder as 'Barfly' keeps up the momentum with a harmonised chorus and raw, punk-esque guitars. The combination of it’s frantic, restless tempo and the theme of relying on alcohol to forget personal troubles, plays off well.

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OHHMS Stream New Song ‘Bad Seeds’

Canterbury prog doom band OHHMS recently released their brand new song 'Bad Seeds' over at Terrorizer.

The track is taken from their upcoming two track 12” 'Bloom', which will be released on the 6th October via Holy Roar Records. You can pre-order it here.

The band will also be playing the following shows.

September
27th Platform 5, Ashford w/ Blacken the Name, Avenge Thee & Naime, All the Above + endnote
October
2nd Lady Luck, Canterbury w/ Skull Tank
13th The Underworld, London w/ The Skull
24th The Bracket, Margate w/ Body Hound, Employed to Serve, Cosmic Thoughts + Harrowed
25th Firefly, Worcester w/ Body Hound + Employed to Serve
26th The Lughole, Sheffield w/ Body Hound + Employed to Serve
November
21st The Windmill, Brixton, London w/ Hey Colossus, Khunnt + Blown Out
December
5th The Black Heart, London w/ Earthmass + Wren
16th The Cherry Tree, Canterbury w/ Gurt + DungeonCrawler
19th The Union Bar, Hastings w/ The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
20th Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate w/ The Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovell

You can listen to the track by clicking read more.

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Lord Snow Announces UK Shows with Afterlife Kids and Charlotte Light & Dark

Chicago screamo trio Lord Snow will be playing a few UK shows next week as part of their European tour with German band Afterlife Kids. Joining both bands on the UK dates are Charlotte Light and Dark.

The tour will cover the following dates:

September
26th Bleach, Brighton w/ Bokanovsky + Black Love
27th Stuck on a Name Studios, Nottingham w/ Auxes, Akallabeth + Oxeneers
28th Guilty by Association, Manchester w/ We Came Out Like Tigers
29th The Unicorn Camden Live w/ Hate Fuck + Kinshot

Album Review: Still Bust - 77 for You (55 for Me) EP

There’s something about ’77 for You (55 for Me)’ that makes me think Still Bust are trying too hard. It’s the on-trend sloth on the cover of the EP, the quirky press release that’s just a list of different scrapes the band have got into and the liberal use of brackets (every song has brackets – it’s infectious), that makes it seem that Still Bust are desperate to stand out from the crowd. 

It’s a shame really, as all this peacocking obscures the heart of what makes ’77 for You (55 for Me)’ a good EP, filled with original guitar work, interesting time signatures and unexpected breakdowns – all layered with gravelly vocals that would seem more at home on a punk album. It’s a challenge to listen to, but in a rewarding way, with each play uncovering a new element.

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Sweet Empire Release New Music Video

Dutch punks Sweet Empire have released their new music video for the track 'The Breakfast Club Revisited'.

It is taken from their new album 'Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us', which is available now via Shield Recordings (NL, BEL), Gunner Records (GER) and LaserLife Records (Austria).

You can view the video by clicking read more.

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New When We Were Wolves EP Stream (‘Heartless’)

Tomorrow South Wales post-hardcore band When We Were Wolves release their new EP 'Heartless' however fans can stream it in full over at Rock Sound, or by clicking read more.

You can also read our Already Heard Track Guide feature with the band here.

September (with Valiant)
21 Think Tank, Newcastle
22 O’rileys, Hull
23 Grapes, Stafford
24 Unit, Southampton
25 The Cave, Addlestone
26 White Hart Hotel, Bridgewater
27 Two Pigs, Cheltenham
November (with The Blackout and Chiodos)
2 Waterfront, Norwich
3 Cockpit, Leeds
4 Sound Control, Manchester
5 King Tuts, Glasgow
6 Corporation, Sheffield
8 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
9 Fleece, Bristol
10 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
11 Solus, Cardiff
12 1865, Southampton
13 Scala, London

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The Summer Set Announce UK Headline Shows with As It Is

The Summer Set will be playing two headline shows before they head out on tour with Tonight Alive in late November.

As It Is will be supporting on both dates.

November
Sat 22 Academy II, Liverpool
Sun 23 Academy II, Oxford

November (with Tonight Alive and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk)
Fri 21 Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds (just added)
Mon 24 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Tue 25 Koko, London
Wed 26 Koko, London
Thu 27 Solus, Cardiff
Fri 28 Institute, Birmingham
Sat 29 Academy, Manchester
Sun 30 Garage, Glasgow

Crossfaith Reveal ‘Madness’ Music Video

Ahead of their November UK headline tour, Crossfaith have premiered their new video for 'Madness' and it can be viewed by clicking read more.

November
17 Bristol, Anson Rooms
18 Brighton, Concorde 2
20 London, Koko
21 Birmingham, The Library @ The Institute
22 Newcastle, University
23 Glasgow, Garage
24 Manchester, Academy 2

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Trails Stream ‘Crooked Trees’

Ahead of its release tomorrow, Trails have launched a stream of their debut full-length - 'Crooked Trees'. The album can be heard via Kerrang! or by clicking read more.

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Weekly US News Roundup (21/09/2014)

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Now we’re back in full swing with the Weekly US News Roundup, we’ve got a plethora of new music, videos and more.

This week we’ve got new music from Manchester Orchestra, The Ghost Inside, Yellowcard, Gates, Restorations, Self Defense Family, Matty Mullins, Forever Came Calling, and Beach Slang.

There is also new videos from Pixies, Transit, Hostage Calm, Motionless In White, The Used, Emarosa, Capsize and more.

We’ve also have news on Senses Fail, Lagwagon, Stick To Your Guns as well details on new projects involving members of The Story So Far and Deafheaven.

If you have any news to contribute to future "US News Roundup"'s, please e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

Manchester Orchestra have released 'HOPE', a re-imagination of their latest LP - 'COPE'. It is available digitally now and will be released on CD and vinyl on November 18th. A new version of 'Top Notch' can be heard here and 'Girl Harbor' can be streamed here.

Pixies have premiered their new video for 'Ring The Bell'.

The Ghost Inside have revealed details of their new album, 'Dear Youth'. It will be released on November 17th on Epitaph Records. The new video for 'Dear Youth (Day 52)' can be viewed here.

01. Avalanche
02. Move Me
03. Out Of Control
04. With The Wolves
05. Mercy
06. Phoenix Flame
07. Dear Youth (Day 52)
08. Wide Eyed
09. My Endnote
10. The Other Half
11. Blank Pages

Transit have previewed their upcoming 'Joyride' album by premiering the video for 'Rest To Get Better'. The album is released on October 21st via Rise Records.

Lagwagon will release 'Hang' through Fat Wreck Chords on October 28th.

Senses Fail has announced they have signed to Pure Noise Records. They enter the studio in November to record their next full length.

Hostage Calm have premiered their new video for 'A Thousand Miles Away From Here'.

Man Overboard will release a new EP called 'Passing Ends' on October 28th.

1. Twenty Years
2. Passing Ends
3. Stood up
4. Secret Pain (acoustic)
5. For Vince (View lyric video)

Yellowcard's lyric video for 'Transmission Home' can be viewed here.

The Used are revealed their new video for 'Revolution'.

Stick To Your Guns will release 'Disobedient', on February 10th via Sumerian Records.

Motionless In White have premiered their video for 'Reincarnate'.

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Hearts Under Fire Release New Music Video for ‘Knots’

Surrey melodic punks Hearts Under Fire have released a music video for their new song 'Knots'.

The track is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Outlines', due for release on the 13th October. The band will also be playing an album release show on the 6th November at The Boileroom in Guilford. Support will come from Swim/Good, Fallows Fields and Rival Empires.

Click read more to view the new music video.

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Joel Cossette Releases New Lyric Video for ‘Waltz’

Canadian singer-songwriter Joel Cossette has released a lyric video for 'Waltz'.

This is the second single to be taken from his debut EP 'Songs About Anxiety. And Stuff'. You can view the video by clicking read more.

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Last Days of April Stream New Single

Swedish emo/indie act Last Days of April is streaming brand new single 'Someone for Everyone'.

A new album announcement is expected soon. You can hear the song by clicking read more.

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Tim Barry Announces UK Tour with Sam Russo and Cory Branan

Tim Barry has announced a UK tour with Sam Russo and Cory Branan next year in February 2015.

The tour is in support of his upcoming new album, 'Lost & Rootless', due for release on the 28th November via Chunksaah Records.

The dates are as follows:

February 2015
19th The Portland Arms, Cambridge
20th The Borderline, London
21st The Joiners, Southampton
22nd Underground, Plymouth
24th The Exchange, Bristol
25th Le Pub, Newport
26th Red Room, Nottingham
27th Audio, Glasgow
28th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
March
1st The Star & Garter, Manchester

Hondo Maclean Announce Reformation and New Album

Welsh post hardcore act Hondo Maclean recently announced their reformation as a band.

The band will also be releasing the follow up to their first album 'Unspoken Dialect', released six years previously in 2005. Entitled 'The Truth; The Fiction', the album can be pre-ordered now via Palm Reader Records. This is expected to ship out in early December.

The band will also be playing the following two reunion shows - their first since 2011.

December
12th Barfly, London
20th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

The album can be heard in its entirety now on bandcamp, or by clicking read more.

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