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.
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.
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.
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.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
South West metallers Engraved Disillusion have confirmed their second album, 'The Eternal Rest', will be released on October 31st.
It is the bands first release with new vocalist Matthew William Mead and bassist Aaron Preston.
01) Life is…
02) Embrace The Flames
04) Curse The Sorrow
05) Shadows Run Black
06) No Tomorrow
07) Into Oblivion
08) In Aeternum
09) Echoes From A Silent Sky
10) The Eternal Rest
Wolverhampton’s Maycomb have announced they will release new EP titled 'Little Ease'.
The vinyl release will be handled through Struggletown and Wolf Town DIY and will be released on October 3rd. The digital release will follow on October 17th and will be released through Speaking Tongues.
The first song from the release, 'Hell' can be heard over at Speaking Tongues or by clicking read more.
Dublin based 90’s grunge/hardcore crossover band Nibiru have released their first music video.
The clip is for 'Bomb Shelter' and the track is lifted from the bands 'Big Soul' EP.
September (with Frustration)
19 The Workshop, London
20 Talk, Birmingham
21 The Adelphi, Preston
Cambridge punks Bloody Knees have unveiled the video to lead single ‘Daydream’.
The track is taken from their current 'Stitches' EP out now on Dog Knights Productions, and the video can be viewed by clicking read more.
16th The Cluny, Newcastle*
17th Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield (free)*
18th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*
19th Soup Kitchen, Manchester*
20th Portsmouth - Southsea Fest
22nd Louisiana, Bristol*
23rd Sebright Arms, London (sold out) *
24th The Portland Arms, Cambridge *
25th The Scholar Bar, Leicester*
26th Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham*
27th The Hope, Brighton*
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes and The Skints have been announced as the first two acts for the 2014 Jägermeister UK Tour.
18th Liverpool O2 Academy
19th Leicester O2 Academy
20th Leeds O2 Academy
21st London, O2 Academy Brixton
Two support acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
All tickets for the tour are priced at £10 and will go on presale Wednesday September 17th through O2 and Jägermeister. General tickets go on sale on September 19th.
Danish post-rockers Mimas have announced details of a UK tour, their first in four years. The band will be performing old songs and preview new material from their upcoming album. Joining them for this run of shows will be Iceland’s Dad Rocks!, who’s latest album, 'Year Of The Flesh', will be released in the UK late September.
16 The Lexington, London
17 Le Pub, Newport
18 Firebug, Leicester
19 A Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester
20 Broadcast, Glasgow
22 Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
23 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
24 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Tickets can be purchased here.
Due to vocalist Nik Bruzzese has torn his ACL and his immediate surgery, Man Overboard have rescheduled their forthcoming UK tour for Spring 2015. His rehabilitation will take several months.
The band made the following comment:
"It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to postpone our November European tour until April and May 2015 due a medical emergency. Nik tore his ACL and had to get surgery yesterday. His doctor made it clear to us that putting off the surgery could put Nik and his ACL in worse condition which will lead to an even longer recovery time. The good news is his surgery went well and he is now recovering at home. We are extremely sorry to disappoint anyone but taking care of this now will pave the way for an amazing and busy 2015. We love you and thank you for your everlasting support in our lives. See you April, complete details are on the way."
Hostage Calm and Roam will remain as support.
24 Islington Academy, London
25 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
26 Exchange , Bristol
28 Scholar Bar, Leicester
29 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
30 Think Tank, Newcastle
01 Audio, Glasgow
02 NQ Live, Manchester (Pinky Swear Fest)
03 Fury Fest Liverpool
04 The Key Club, Leeds
05 Sub Bar, Belfast
06 Fibber Magees, Dublin (Ireland)
With the success of most recent album ‘Old Souls’, Deaf Havana cemented their place in the establishment of the British Rock scene, despite having considerably reinvented their sound and expanded their line-up. Now well over a year on from the record’s release, the boys from Norfolk have built on the airplay success of singles like ‘Boston Square’ and ‘Mildred’ and made a highly anticipated return to the R&L Main Stages in of the most prominent spots for a home-grown act all weekend.
Already Heard caught up with James Veck-Glodi and Max Britton from the band mere minutes before they took to the stage in Leeds to find out more about their memoires of previous visits to the festivals, their decision to take their sound in a more gospel influenced direction and their advice for young bands.
AH: Deaf Havana are back on the main stage after two years. How did playing in the tent on the Radio One stage last year compare to being on the Main Stage?
James: I actually preferred it, preferred being inside the tent as there was a bit more atmosphere. It was muddy as hell but it was wicked.
AH: Coming so close to the time that ‘Old Souls’ came out and having changed your sound quite a bit, were you unsure about how many people were going to show up for your performance last year?
James: Oh yeah for sure, we were pooing ourselves. But it was great. You don’t really notice too much when you’re there but I remember looking at the photos and thinking “ok yeah that was crazy”.
AH: It does seem like the band’s reworked sound is well suited to a festival atmosphere.
James: Yeah I think even in my head when I was writing the songs that I had that kind of visualisation.
AH: When you’re up there on a stage the size of the main stages of Reading and Leeds, does it seem an awfully long way from your roots in Norfolk?
James: It’s scary and it’s mad. I really can’t explain how it feels.
Bristol indie rockers Trust Fund have released their new song 'Scared' for streaming over at Brooklyn Vegan.
The track is taken from their upcoming 12” split with Joanna Gruesome, which is available on the 22nd September via Reeks of Effort.
You can listen to the track by clicking read more.
Cardiff rockers Glass Giants have released the music video for their new song 'Seeing Is Believing'.
This is the second song to be released from their upcoming EP 'Cocktails & Bikinis', due for release on the 27th October.
You can view the video by clicking read more.
RVIVR have announced a short run of UK shows this October as part of their European tour.
The shows will be in support of their new EP 'Bicker and Breathe', due for release on the 15th September via Rumbletowne Records.
The shows are as follows:
8th The Montague Arms, London
9th The Stag and Hounds, Bristol
10th Alington House, Durham
11th Temple of Boom, Leeds
12th The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Next week Derby sextet Violet release their new album, 'The Love / The Lust' through Small Town Records. However the band have launched a stream of the album via Rock Sound.
Fans can stream the album by clicking read more.
The Algorithm aka Remi Gallego has confirmed a short run of UK dates that will begin in late October.
Support comes from Tyler Mae.
29 Satan’s Hallow, Manchester
30 Bodega, Nottingham
31 Voodoo Halloween Fest 2014, London
01 The Underworld (Nightmare Festival), London
02 Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Monuments will be touring the UK next month alongside After The Burial, Circles, and Tides From Nebula, and as a preview of what fans can expect, the quintet have posted their video for 'Atlas'.
The video includes live footage from the bands recent shows and festival appearances. Click read more to view the video.
18 Southampton - Joiners
19 Brighton - Audio
20 Glasgow - Cathouse
21 Dublin - Fibber Magees
22 London - Underworld
23 Manchester - Sound Control
Flights are preparing to release their new album, 'History be Kind' on October 6th and to give fans a preview of the album, they’ve posted a new track from the album.
'Empire Gone' can be streamed by clicking read more.