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.
McAllen, TX indie rock duo Sick/Sea have been compared Eisley, Copeland, Dear and the Headlights and recently joined Autumn + Colour Records. The sibling duo made up of Audrey and Cameron Scott are set to record a new album and with a sound that is influenced by a range of genres; from soothing jazz to plucky indie rock and even hardcore, it should make for interesting listening.
With honest lyrics and mature pop sensibilities, the Scott siblings bring a warming, intriguing approach to the indie rock genre.
Audrey and Cameron Scott caught up with Already Heard and put themselves forward to take part in our “If I…” series. They told us which legendary arena they would like to play, which fellow Texan group they wish they could share a stage with, their impressive fantasy festival lineup and more.
If I could re-record one song it would be…
Sick/Sea: ‘Cupid’s Drinking Song.’
If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
Sick/Sea: Cine El Rey in McAllen, TX when we first opened for Miniature Tigers because there were a ton of kids, one of our favorite band saw us play, and we were a 5-piece band.
If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
Sick/Sea: Madison Square Garden.
If I could play with one band it would be…
If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
Cameron: Eric Clapton
Audrey: Etta James
If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
Audrey: Dear and the Headlights. I never got to see them.
Cameron: Underoath with Aaron Gillespie
If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
Audrey: Owning a coffeeshop/venue.
Cameron: A social worker because I like working with kids.
If I could play a different genre it would be…
Audrey: Acoustic folk like David Bazan or Wolftron.
Cameron: Experimental like Blues/Jazz/Funk/Hip-Hop/R&B/Reggae.
If I could have written any song it would be…
Audrey: Regina Spektor’s ‘Mary Ann.’
Cameron: Underoath’s ‘Breathing is a New Mentality.’
If I could have written any album it would be…
Audrey: Eisley’s ‘Room Noises.’
Cameron: ‘In Motion’ by Copeland.
If I could headline any festival, it would be…
Sick/Sea: Bonaroo. Woodstock if we’re going old school.
If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
Sick/Sea: Eisley, Regina Spektor, Deathcab for Cutie, mewithoutYou, David Bazan, Coldplay, Manchester Orchestra, City and Colour, the Colour Revolt, Minus the Bear, Dignan, and August Burns Red, Between the Buried and Me, and Miniature Tigers.
If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
Sick/Sea: Be humble.