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.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts and with a sound that is reminiscent of early 2000’s Vagrant Records (The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day and The Anniversary) and a mixture of male-female vocals, Save Ends bring a well-round, refreshing take on harmonious indie pop punk on 'Strength Vs. Will.'
From the start 'Time and Tarnish' sets the standard with subtly emo-driven guitars nicely complimenting the duo vocal play from Christine Atturio and Brendan Cahill, a trait that is thankfully consistent throughout especially on 'Sweet Defeat.'
Throughout 'Strength Vs. Will' the quintet provide comforting blasts of hook-filled emo pop punk that are well balanced and don’t lose momentum; the uplifting ‘Settling Here’ neatly gives way to the rich sounding 'Resurrection Hub' which also thrives off the layered duel vocal melodies.
Although the slight Tigers Jaw comparison exists here and there, its the bands bright choruses and overall clear, resonating sound that makes 'Strength Vs. Will' essential listen.
It wouldn’t surprise me if this unsigned band are snapped up soon, as its clearly evident from 'Strength Vs. Will' that Save Ends are bound for bigger things.
'Strength Vs. Will' by Save Ends is available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp.
Words by Sean Reid (@SeanReid86)