As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed
To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and she discussed
being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
Welcome to the first in a new run of weekly features for Already Heard highlighting the best bands operating under the radar.
Something For The Weekend gives exposure to three new - and sometimes not so new - artists you may not have heard of before and are offering their music for free through Bandcamp.
Why ‘Something For The Weekend’? Lets face it, when else in the week can you find two days free to discover your new favourite band!
If you would like to suggest a band for ‘Something For The Weekend’ contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Fans Of: Nai Harvest, For This World Is Hollow And These Hands Have Touched The Sky
Plaids play a brand of Dischord-esque punk which seems to be rather popular at the moment with both Little Ease and Bird Calls enjoying the sounds current popularity. Featuring members of What Price, Wonderland? and Sneinton, Plaids’ split with City Dweller should please any emo fan.
For Fans Of: Algernon Cadwaller, What Price, Wonderland?
As it stands Valys only have their debut four track EP ‘Compass’ on their bandcamp page but what a stunning EP it is. ‘Compass’ is four tracks of alternative rock which swings between emo and heavier pop punk yet remains strange coherent. Even better then that is that it’s still free to download. Spiffing.
For Fans Of: Touche Amore and Manbearpig
Squints Palledorous are a relatively new band playing a mixture of emo and post hardcore. Not much has been committed to tape yet but the one track demo ‘We Play On A Real Diamond, Porter’ shows some brilliant potential. The live set is roughly recorded and a little loose but it serves to showcase the bands songs - with a bit of time and some decent production these could be the start of a very promising album. These guys are definitely worth watching.
Words by Richard Heaven.