With a whole load of live photos, a full review and interviews to come, check out our full coverage from Leeds Festival 2014.
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
Irish hardcore mob Frustration have released a music video for their new song 'I Don't Think God Heard Me'.
The song is the title track for their upcoming 7”. Pre-orders will be available this Sunday 31st August on Farewell Records. The band will also begin a UK/EU tour next week with Nibiru.
The UK dates are as follows:
5th Le Pub, Newport
6th Bermuda Triangle, Birmingham
7th Platform 5, Ashford, Kent
19th The Workshop, London
20th Talk, Birmingham
21st Temple of Boom, Leeds
You can view the video by clicking read more.
Math/indie rockers Delta Sleep have announced they’re touring the UK this October and November with Axes.
The tour will cover the following dates:
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
Parachute for Gordo have premiered their new video for their track - 'Decoy Octopus'.
The clip comes from the bands 'Ten Metres Per Second Per Second' album, and the video can be viewed by clicking read more.
Parachute For Gordo will be supporting twothirtytwo on a handful of UK dates next month, with Katie Malco and Midfield Workhorse supporting on select dates.
7th Sticky Mikes, Brighton (no Midfield Workhorse)
8th Windmill, Brixton
9th Boileroom, Guildford
10th Sanctuary, Basingstoke (no Katie Malco or Midfield Workhorse)
11th Thunderbolt, Bristol (no Midfield Workhorse)
Whether it was a case of the draw of star power, idle curiosity or a likely mix of the two, but former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way attracted a remarkably large crowd for the time of day as he got proceedings underway for day two on the Radio One Stage. Despite being painfully aware that nobody in the sea of faces in front of him knew the songs he was playing, Way and his new backing band put in a solid if unfamiliar set. Gone are the gimmicks and theatrical emo rock, in its place Way, decked out in a rather natty blue suit and red tie combo, broke out his own unique, spruced and edged up take on Brit-pop style indie. Although the unfamiliarity of the material prevented the crowd from connecting with Way as strongly as both they and he may be used to, the quality of the fare on offer and the enthusiasm of the response it received markedly improved song by song. Anthemic mid-tempo power-pop number ‘Drugstore Perfume’ and the more frenetic ‘Get The Gang Together’ and ‘No Shows’, the latter of which showed the more fiery side of Way to which we’ve all become accustomed, were the most memorable of the songs taken from the singer’s forthcoming debut solo release. (3/5) (DW)
On paper having La Dispute on the NME/Radio 1 stage is a slightly odd choice, especially when good pals Touché Amoré are appearing on the Lock Up stage later today. Nevertheless the post-hardcore group still impress. The quartet are a tight knit unit with vocalist Jordan Dreyer dominating for the most part. However, a few too many weary heads in the crowd fail to provide a spark, leading to the band’s set to be quickly forgotten, even with this strong showing. (3/5) (SR)
Brighton based Breakout Festival have added more bands to the line up. The festival takes place on the 27th September at Brighton Racecourse.
With bands across two stages, the festival is Brighton’s first outdoor rock and metal festival. Tickets cost £30 for the whole day.
The line up features the following bands:
Funeral for a Friend
Betraying the Martyrs
Glamour of the Kill
Despite My Deepest Fear
The One Hundred
River Becomes Ocean
Deadly Circus Fire
Order of Voices
Sirens in the Delta
Kill the King
In relation to my previous review, it really grinds my skull when I come across a dull, slop of a hardcore band. So it was an absolute pleasure to listen to a hardcore record with the right balance of fury and passion. The third album by San Francisco’s Punch is a 20 minute wrecking ball of socio-political commentary. Compared to their blistering early work, ‘They Don’t Have to Believe’ shows the band at their most confident, focused, and most importantly, their most viscerally impacting. This is how a hardcore record should be in its purest form; no nonsense, just volcanically fuelled human emotions, hailing down upon the ignorant with rapid fire.
The most striking feature by the band is the seamless flow from d-beat blasting tempos to mid-tempo left turns. Songs like ‘Waiting Game’ gives you time to pick yourself up from a seizure after the pummelling temperament. The shorter tracks are the most deadly though; ‘Promises Kept’ leaves you with a fiery stitch, before being sent dizzily along screams and bass, until the final knockout plants you out cold on the floor. Breakdowns thrive wonderfully on this LP in the most un-clichéd way as found on ‘Personal Space’, sweating all the ferocity out of it.
The Winter Passing and Algernon Doll will be touring the UK together in October.
16 Downstairs, Aberdeen
17 The Central, Newcastle
18 TBA, Leeds
19 Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
20 JT Soar, Nottingham
21 The Keystone, Guildford
22 Old Blue Last, London
23 Mozarts, Swansea
Black Tongue have premiered their new music video for 'Eclipse'.
The track is taken from the Hull based death metal band 'Born Hanged : Falsifier (Redux)' release, which is scheduled to be released through Siege Of Amida Records / Century Media Records on September 1st.
Brazilian punk rockers End Of Pipe have followed up the recent European release of their 'Keep Running' EP by revealing their new video for 'Jack'.
The clip can be viewed by clicking read more, and the EP is out now on Bomber Music.
We Were Promised Jetpacks are gearing up for the release of their new 'Unravelling' LP and have posted the next single to be lifted from the LP.
'I Keep It Composed' can be streamed by clicking read more, and is released as a single on September 22nd, with the album set to follow on October 6th. Both will be released through FatCat Records.
11 Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
12 Limelight 2, Belfast
13 Nerve Centre, Londonderry
14 Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
17, Garage, Aberdeen
18 Non-Zero’s, Dundee
19 Caves, Edinburgh
20 Deaf Institute, Manchester
21 Bermuda Triangle, Brighton
8 The Lexington, London
Emerging Scottish rock outfit Vukovi are set to release a new single called ‘So Long Gone’ via First Run Records on September 29th.
The track can be streamed below, and is the first cut to be heard from the band’s forthcoming debut album.
Twin Atlantic recently took part of the Original Penguin Plugged In Series at London’s The Hospital Club.
A video of the band performing 'Brothers And Sisters' can be viewed below.
Ahead of the release of their new album, 'I’m Completely Fine' next Monday (September 21st), Me Vs Hero have released a free mobile app video game.
September (with Roam)
18 Bristol Exchange
19 Manchester Sound Control
20 Leeds Cockpit
21 Newcastle Academy II
22 Nottingham Red Rooms
23 London Islington Academy
24 Birmingham Academy II
Yorkshire post hardcore group Road To Horizon are set to release their new EP, 'Faultlines' on October 20th and have posted a preview of it in the form of 'Sirens'.
A lyric video for the track can be viewed after the jump.
2. Tonight Is Our Night