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.
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.