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.
Amplifier have always been somewhat of a cult fascination. A name continually cropping up in the peripherals of the genre’s hype list, yet never quite making it to the front lines. On their latest album 'Mystoria' released through the prolific Superball Music, the Mancunian rockers deliver yet another satisfying addition to their oddly intriguing back catalogue.
The instrumentals of 'Magic Carpet' set the tone with arpeggiated guitars and some enjoyably daft lead lines. From here in on, it’s a wealth of retrospective soundscapes that drive the album forward. 'Named After Rocky' rests on the laurels of an 80s tinged stadium rock sway, while 'Cats Cradle' playfully brings Wildhearts-esque hooks and choruses to the grind.
No Bragging Rights return with ’The Concrete Flower’, their follow up to 2012’s ’Cycles’. Claimed by the band to be them at their best, No Bragging Rights have re-joined their original label Pure Noise Records to release the album; but will it live up to our expectations with the quintet having made such a bold claim?
’Strength Through Struggle’ introduces the record on a emotionally passionate note, with vocalist Mike Perez occupying an almost suffering tone through his raw screams, as he’s backed by striking percussion and down-tempo melodies. A fiercer side of the band is introduced in title track ’The Concrete Flower’ and ’Right Minded’, where the band deliver pounding drum-lines that up the energy, along with raucous riffs that would tear open a pit within seconds in a live atmosphere.
Comprised from the members of UK bands Get Human and The Dauntless Elite, British punk trio Big Wow offer a unique branch of wacky power pop, combined with a punk rock attitude. Utilising both a male and female vocalist, as well as adding some vibrant electronic sounds and plenty of catchy riffs, Big Wow offer a short but certainly electrifying album debut.
Firing off the album with the rough, up yours battle cry, “You’re a Boltzmann Brain …now you’re gone without a trace”, followed by a jangly riff and some cutesy female vocals, it was certainly a surprise coming from an album that looks like its sporting a Weezer cover. Upon listening, the album itself revels at being, well, pretty fucking weird. Big Wow present these memorable poppy hooks, accompanied by lo-fi drumming and sugary electronics, that have been tossed in together in with a bunch of abstract alien noise, to form some sort of bastardisation of a few songs. Perhaps the best way that I can describe it, is if you threw a band like Latterman in a blender with a band like The Death Set, while simultaneously watching an old Doctor Who episode, you’d be on the right lines.
Yet, it works surprisingly well! ‘Teamwork Makes the Dream Work’ consists of only eight tracks, yet each one packs their own jarring, yet appealing punch. Ranging from 3-chord catchy numbers like ‘Art Without The Pain’ to the more sinister sounding ‘Viva Venom!’ to even the synth-heavy, distorted track ‘These Rumours Are A Disappointment’, each song offers a totally different experience. The aforementioned strange electronic parts pop up in almost every song, and their presence creates a rather unique effect on the yet already alternative song structure. Yet the album’s eccentricity also lies within Big Wow’s lyricism.With weirdly quirky lyrics like, “There’s no X in ecstasy” and “Killjoy scream queen”, Big Wow have created a warped, yet surprisingly cheerful aesthetic, which matches the band’s sound.
Betraying The Martyrs and Texas In July will be touring the UK together in February.
Support comes from Upon This Dawning and Make Them Suffer.
01 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
02 Underworld, London
03 Sound Control, Manchester
04 Cathouse, Glasgow
05 Joiners, Southampton
06 Audio, Brighton
07 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Hannover, Germany five piece Client. have launched a stream of their new full-length - 'Joy Is The Only Treat'.
The album is set to be released through Street Survival Records and Evil Greed but fans can hear the record in full by either clicking read more or heading to Legends Arising.
If you’re like us and love hearing new music, than you’re in luck as this weeks US News Roundup has plenty of it.
We’ve got new music from Gerard Way, Weezer, Finch, Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Set It Off, From Indian Lakes, Adventures, Beach Slang, Happy Diving, Self Defense Family, Sundials, Young Statues and much more.
There’s also news on releases from Such Gold and PVRIS and new videos from We Are The In Crowd, Vanna, Madball, Defeat The Low, and Aspiga.
On top of that we have details on Team Sleep reuniting, the new projct from Fireworks' Dave Mackinder and loads more.
If you have any news to contribute to future "US News Roundup"'s, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Gerard Way's debut solo album, 'Hesitant Alien' can be streamed below.
Finch's new album, 'Back To Oblivion' is streaming here.
Yellowcard have posted a new song called 'Crash The Gates' here.
We Are The In Crowd have premiered their new video for 'Manners'.
Such Gold will be releasing The New Sidewalk’ on November 10th via Razor & Tie Records. Here a track called 'Faced' here.
Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire) is streaming his debut album here.
Have Mercy have posted a documentary marking the making of their new album - 'A Place Of Our Own'.
Team Sleep, the group featuring members of Deftones, Crosses, Death Grips and more, are reuniting to record the long-awaited follow up to their self-titled 2005 debut.
Ontario, Canada pop punk band Seaway has announced they will release a new EP titled ‘All In My Head’ on November 3rd on Pure Noise Records.
1. Your Best Friend
3. The Let Down
4. If I Came Back For You
Brighton/London lo-fi punks The New Tusk have announced their brand new EP ‘Monster Trucks’.
The EP is being released on cassette via Get Into It Records next month. More info will be announced soon.
Welsh hardcore band Bastions have announced a split EP with French band Burning Bright.
Entitled 'Swan Songs', pre-orders for the 12” split have been released via Palm Reader Records in the UK and Sieve and Sand Records in Europe.
You can listen to the EP in full on bandcamp or by clicking read more.
Hardcore bands War Charge and Cornered are streaming new songs from their upcoming split EP.
The tracks include 'Love Is Blind' by War Charge and Cornered's cover of 'All I Ask' by Breakdown. Pre-orders are now available here via Neutral Words Records.
War Charge will also be embarking on a UK tour this December with Brutality Will Prevail and Polar.
15th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16th Epic Studios, Norwich
17th The Borderline, London
18th Corporation, Sheffield
19th Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
20th Sound Control, Manchester
21st Joiners, Southampton
You can hear the new song by clicking read more.
More Than Life have announced the supports for their one-off London show at The Borderline on the 19th October.
Support will come from Up River, Nathan Detroit and Creeper. Tickets are still available here.
Birmingham/Leeds post hardcore band Fade are streaming the title track of their upcoming EP 'One with Serenity'.
Pre-orders for the new 7” have also been released via Neutral Words Records, which is due to ship out this December. You can order it here. A full stream of the EP is expected to be released next week also.
You can hear the new song by clicking read more.
Warrington folk-punks Roughneck Riot are set to release their new album, 'Out Of Anger’ on October 13th, and to give fans a preview of the album they’ve released a music video for their track 'Parasites'.
The clip can be viewed by clicking read more, and will support the release of 'Out Of Anger’ with a UK tour.
1st Venue TBA, Leicester
2nd The Maze, Nottingham
3rd Maguires, Liverpool
4th Lock Stock and Barrel Festival, Burton
5th Bootleggers, Kendal
7th Venue TBA, Ipswich
8th The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
9th Face Bar, Reading
10th The Fortescue, Plymouth
11th The Lower George, Gloucester
12th The Adam and Eve, Birmingham
23rd Lady Luck, Canterbury
Electric Wizard have launched a full stream of their new album - 'Time To Die'.
The album is released through Spinefarm Records on Monday (September 29th) but fans can hear the record now in its entirety by clicking read more or at Noisey.
Guildford punks The Cottonettes are streaming their new song 'Call Me'.
Produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Reuben), the song follows the announcement of the following UK dates.
27th Queens Arms, Reading w/ Launch Control
18th The Hobbit, Southampton w/ Sweet Jonny
24th Boileroom, Guildford w/ Slagerji + Anti-Nowhere League
5th Oakford Social Club, Reading
8th Hobgoblin, Staines w/ Rage DC
13th Zee Bar, Maidenhead w/ Wonk Unit, Champion Jack, Launch Control, Tindal + Terrics
19th Queens Arms, Reading w/ Launch Control + Terrics
21st The Birds Nest, London
Click read more to listen to the new song.