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.
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
The latest EP from Eindhoven four-piece Call It Off offers five slices of pure, feelgood three-chord pop-punk that pays homage to US acts such as Green Day and Alkaline Trio.
We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Maurice Bolier to find out more.
On April 7th, Bristol trio Red Seas Fire release 'Confrontation', the second part of their
'Mise En Scène’ EP trilogy. It's four-tracks of dominating riffs, melodic layers, and sonic ambience. Find out what it is all about directly from the band.
Despite being only three tracks in length, ‘Eleanor’ manages to encompass I Swim With Sharks distinct, as they put it, "guitar driven aggro pop" style in just over ten minutes.
Although they are not the most complicated of songs, the trio get away with it by making up a string of catchy riffs and choruses that are memorable even after a couple of listens. This is a clever move whether it was intended or not.
Opening track ‘Hey’ begins with Luke’s raw, low vocals, his sounds well suited to I Swim With Sharks style. These vocals combined with promising riffs and a bold chorus make this a definite contender as strongest track on the record. ‘Help’ is another strong contender and a good way to end the record, a powerful song with yet more memorable lyrics that had me singing along past the first chorus.
'Eleanor' is a very good effort from I Swim With Sharks, and although I feel like it’s over before it’s begun the tracks in fairness are fun and easily remembered. There is some room for improvement, perhaps if the trio added more depth to their song writing; some sections in the tracks were slightly repetitive albeit catchy. Nonetheless, this is a very commendable record offering a bunch of fun, sing-a-long tracks that are easy to listen to.
'Eleanor' EP by I Swim With Sharks is available as a free download on Facebook.
Words by Hannah Gillicker (@HannahGillicker)