Combined by an admiration for early 2000’s emo bands, Brighton’s As It Is are the latest emerging pop-punk band to be making waves in the UK. Next week sees the release of the bands second EP, 'This Mind Of Mine' which sees them grow as a cohesive unit to produce four songs of honest pop-punk. Having received an overwhelming response from a
Kickstarter campaign and with vocalist Patty Walters’ dedicated YouTube following, As It Is
are a band on the rise. We caught up with Ben to find out more.
After receiving a five star review last month, next Monday sees the UK release of Twin Forks' self-titled debut album. However we're giving away three copies of the album. Find out how you can win one of thee copies here.
With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
Having released their new self-titled album released this week on Topshelf Records, New York punk band SIRS provide a scrappy, energetic sound that is at home alongside their label mates. The band consists of Justin Jurgens, Dave Benton, Kyle Seely and Hart Seely.
With split releases alongside Chalk Talk and run, WALK! under their belt, the full-length is an explosive assault of rugged, screeching punk rock. This summer the band will be touring the US with Spook Houses.
Already Heard recently caught a quick word with SIRS to see what song they would re-record, what they would be doing other than music and more.
If I could re-record one song it would be…
SIRS: “Beaver Fever” off our first split 7”. We like the song, but that recording just doesn’t sound very good at all. Also we play it a lot different now than we did when we recorded it.
If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
SIRS: Sirs/Spook Houses Summer 2012 baby (it hasn’t happened yet)! We got a ton of awesome shows lined up for this summer including a few festivals with bands we all really like, and it’s with our best buds Spook Houses. It’s gonna be a really good time for sure.
If I could play with one band it would be…
SIRS: I really don’t know. We’ve been so lucky to play with as many awesome bands as we already have, and I don’t want to throw out some crazy name.
If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
SIRS: We all grew up listening to Bear Vs. Shark so that could be cool, but they’re half reincarnated in Bars of Gold, who we got the chance to play with last year (and it ruled so much). Probably them or The Marked Men.
If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
SIRS: Brewing beer (drinking beer), going to school still.
If I could play a different genre it would be…
SIRS: 80’s electro-pop.
If I could have written any song it would be…
SIRS: ‘Tears of Rage’ by Bob Dylan.
If I could have written any album it would be…
SIRS: ‘In Casino Out’ At The Drive-In.
If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
SIRS: I mostly just want to learn to sweep pick on guitar.
'SIRS' by SIRS is available now on Topshelf Records.