Next month emerging Albany, NY pop-punk band Firestarter release their new record
'Forget the Past'. To give you a sneak preview of what to expect from the release,
we’ve teamed up with the band to exclusively premier a new song titled 'If You Ain't First,
As the second stage of this years Red Bull Studios London Download Festival competition
gets underway, Already Heard highlights 5 of the top 100 bands in the first part of our
new "Red Bull Rated And Recommended" series.
Earlier this month rising UK rockers I Divide released their much anticipated debut album
'Last One Standing'. It is a record that exceeds expectations by combining the bands youthful approach with an ambitious melodic alt-rock sound. Before they kicked off their current
UK tour supporting Blitz Kids alongside Fort Hope, guitarist Josh Wreford took the
opportunity to talk us through 'Last One Standing'.
For Northern quintet Bentley Park it has been a long two years. Since forming 2011, the post-hardcore have been refining their sound and preparing for the release of their debut EP, 'Innocence', which finally sees the light of day this week. The EP takes the pop-punk sensibilities of their former band, and combines them with an edgy rock sound. We recently spoke to vocalist James Shaw to find out more.
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.
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.
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.