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EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: THE SINKING FEELING - UGLY
We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling. Straight out
of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals
for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HEVY FEST 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
After taking a break last year, Hevy Fest is back for 2014 and even though it’s downsized
from 3 days to 2, there still loads of awesome bands on offer. With over 40 bands playing
over the 2 days, there’s bound to be some clashes. Already Heard is here to give you 10
must-see bands to see at Hevy Fest next month.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: O CAPTAIN
Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
FESTIVAL: UK TECH FEST 2014
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
FEATURE: 6 MONTHS IN - ALREADY HEARD'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR 2014
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
FESTIVAL: SONISPHERE 2014
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: JACOB ROUND (PURE NOISE RECORDS)
In the latest edition of our "Industry Insight" feature, we speak to Jake Round as his label,
Pure Noise Records, celebrates it's 5th anniversary.


Natives and Scholars to Support Blitz Kids on Autumn UK Tour

The support for Blitz Kids forthcoming Autumn UK headline tour has been announced, and comes from Natives and Scholars.

September
30 Plymouth White Rabbit
October
01 Southampton Talking Heads
02 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
03 Nottingham Basement
04 Manchester Sound Control
05 Glasgow Cathouse
06 Liverpool East Village Arts Club
07 Leeds Cockpit
09 London Garage
10 Birmingham Asylum

Maybeshewill Announce December 2014 UK Shows

Maybeshewill will finish 2014 with a run of UK headline dates.

The tour will follow the bands one-off London show in October, and the release of their new album, 'Fair Youth' (Superball Music) on 25th August.

August
15th Hevy Fest, Port Lympne
16th Pukklepop, Hasselt, Belgium
30th ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
October
17th The Garage, London
December
4th The Deaf Institute, Manchester
5th Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
6th Stereo, Glasgow
7th The Flapper, Birmingham
10th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
12th Green Door Store, Brighton
13th Joiners, Southampton

Already Heard Session: Citizen - It’s Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better (Piebald Cover)

During their recent first headline UK tour, Mat Kerekes of Citizen met up with Already Heard ahead of the bands London show to record an "Already Heard Session".

To make it even more special, Mat performed a cover of Piebald's 'It's Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better' especially for us.

Produced by Future Epic Productions.

'Youth' by Citizen is out now on Run For Cover Records.

Citizen links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

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Still Bust Announce New EP (‘77 For You (57 For Me)’)

Gloucester based hardcore punks Still Bust have revealed they will release a new EP called '77 For You (57 For Me)' on September 8th through Matt Records.

More details are expected soon.

Down By Law Set to Kick Off UK Tour

US melodic punks Down By Law will kick off their first UK tour in a decade this Friday.

August
Fri 1st London, Black Heart
Sat 2nd Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
Sun 3rd Nottingham, Dog House
Mon 4th Hull, Adelphi
Tues 5th Glasgow, Audio
Weds 6th Newport, Le Pub
Thurs 7th Exeter, Cavern

Tall Ships Announce Short Run of Intimate UK Shows

Brighton via Falmouth 4-piece Tall Ships have announced a run of intimate shows where they will be previewing material from their second album.

The quintet will 4 dates in October before they head into the studio to work on the follow up to 'Everything Touching'.

October
8 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
9 The Christmas Steps, Bristol
10 The Old Blue Last, London
11 Prince Albert, Brighton

Pulled Apart by Horses Release New Music Video for ‘Lizard Baby’

Leeds alt rockers Pulled Apart by Horses have released the music video for latest single 'Lizard Baby'.

The song is lifted from their upcoming third album, 'Blood', out on the 1st September on Best of the Best Records.

Click read more to view the new video.

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Nudes Release New Single and Sign to Barely Regal Records

London punk trio Nudes have released their brand new single 'waster, wasted you're a loser'.

Featuring current and ex members of playlounge, Saturday’s Kids and Breathe Out, the band have signed to Barely Regal Records. They also have a split 7” and an album in the works; more information will be announced soon for both releases.

In meantime, you can listen to the new song on DIY or you can hear it here by clicking read more.

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Exclusive Song Premier: Byron Street Social - Let It Go

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In the final of three exclusive tracks here on Already Heard, we present to you 'Let It Go' from Huddersfield based reggae group Byron Street Social.

The band, formed in early 2012, combine reggae with hip hop, rock, funk and soul in a collective hybrid that has won over many audiences and has seen the band strive to be a strong and prominent upcoming force within their scene.

Having supported the likes of Jaya the Cat, The Hoosiers and Extra Curricular, the band are now ready to release their debut EP 'Take Note' on the 1st August. Check out the song below and remember to come back next week for another exclusive.

'Let It Go' by Byron Street Social is released on the 1st August.

Byron Street Social links: Website|Facebook|Twitter|SoundCloud

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at mikey@alreadyheard.com.

Kerbdog Announce UK Tour

Irish alt rockers Kerbdog have announced a UK tour in November.

The tour is in support of their first music release in 17 years. 'Congregation: Kerbdog Live' is a CD/DVD featuring 16 live songs from their recent reunion shows in Dublin, London and Bristol. The release is being funded via PledgeMusic until October this year.

The band will also announce further dates to take place in Northern England and Ireland, but for now you can check out the confirmed dates.

November
17th Bierkeller, Bristol
18th White Rabbit, Plymouth
19th Talking Heads, Southampton
20th The Oobleck, Birmingham
21st Rock City Basement, Nottingham
22nd Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

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Doe Announce Compilation LP and Split with Taxa

London indie punks Doe have announced the release of 'First Four', a collection LP of their first four releases.

The album will be released on 12” vinyl in early October on Specialist Subject Records. Pre-orders for the record will be announced soon on the Specialist Subject website.

The band will also be releasing a 7” split with Vancouver post punks Taxa on Clue #2 Records, due for release early next month. The songs on this release won’t be available on 'First Four' however.

You can also catch the band at the following UK dates with Bangers and Pale Angels.

September
30th The Cavern, Exeter
October
1st Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
2nd The Lughole, Sheffield
3rd Sin City, Swansea
4th The Joiners, Southampton (Early - WTFest)
4th The Montague, London (Late)

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The site is run by a dedicated and honest group of music fans based all over the United Kingdom and who are passionate about promoting the very best in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie, metal and much more.

Since it’s formation in April 2012, Already Heard’s audience continues to grow monthly, both in terms of views, page visits and social media followers.

This Wild Life Announce UK Tour

Acoustic duo This Wild Life have announced a UK headline tour in September and October.

The tour is in support of their recent debut full length release, 'Clouded', out now on Epitaph Records.

September
25th Talking Heads, Southampton
26th Tiki Bar & Diner, Plymouth
27th The Exchange, Bristol
28th The Cricketers, Kingston
29th Asylum, Birmingham
30th Academy 2, Sheffield
October
1st Sound Control, Manchester
2nd Think Tank, Newcastle
3rd Cockpit, Leeds
4th Scholar, Leicester
5th Sugarmill, Stoke
6th Underworld, London

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Marmozets and Lonely the Brave Announce UK Tour with Allusondrugs

Marmozets and Lonely the Brave have announced to be touring the UK together in October with Allusondrugs as the opening band.

October
1st The Deaf Institute, Manchester
2nd King Tuts, Glasgow
3rd O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
4th CF-10, Cardiff
6th Komedia, Brighton
8th The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
9th Talking Heads, Southampton
10th Scala, London
11th Rock City Basement, Nottingham
13th Corporation, Sheffield
14th O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
15th O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
16th Open, Norwich

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Album Review: Allusondrugs - Allusondrugs

Even now, 5 years after its release, Brand New’s 'Daisy' is still a monumentally divisive record. It can never be looked back on in a nostalgic light (or at least not until they record something new), because the debate still rages over whether it was a solid contribution to their excellent canon, or the worst musical decision since Lars Ulrich thought that 'St Anger' snare sound was cool. There are those out there that appreciate Brand New’s most recent effort though, evidently among them Castleford quintet Allusondrugs, who take that album’s template of fiery grunge tempered with expansive, introspective moments, and fuse it with a love of classic grunge/alt rock in the vein of Nirvana and Pixies, much like their West Yorkshire compatriots Dinosaur Pile-Up.

With the exception of 'Cherry Pie', which throws the cat amongst the pigeons with a snotty blast straight outta ‘92, this eponymous record follows a similar course right the way through, which makes for a solid debut EP singling Allusondrugs out as a band to pay close attention to - in a sea of bands aping 'Your Favourite Weapon'-era Brand New, ripping off their sound from after they became interesting is an attractive USP. However, where musically and in vocal delivery it approaches the New Jerseyites, the lyrical content, at least in the first half of the release, is pure slacker-centric, as evidenced by their name and song titles like 'Ted, What's The Porn Like In Heaven?'.

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