This week Lansdale, Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years released their fourth album - ‘The Greatest Generation,’ a record that sees the pop punk quintet reach their creative peak in a number of ways. With a wealth of material in their discography, Already Heard's Sean Reid and Tom Knott took on the tricky task of picking out the five best songs from The Wonder Years. Find out what we picked and let us know if you agree or disagree?
Following the release of their superb 'Signals' album, Mallory Knox have certainly become ones to watch in recent months. We caught up with the band to discuss joining Search & Destroy Records, how vital the festival season and touring are, what it feels like to be a part
of the expanding British rock scene and much more.
Over The Ocean have crafted a compelling, brooding record with their latest effort ‘Be Given To The Soil.’ With intense specific precision and delicate accuracy that echoes the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros. Jesse Hill from the band to discusses how the
album came together, the importance of precision, being compared to post-rock pioneers and more.
After a top ten UK album and an outstanding UK tour with festival dates on both sides of the Atlantic to follow, Bring Me The Horizon are having a fantastic 2013 and are now featured in the latest edition of "Versus." It's ‘There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret’ vs the bands latest release, 'Sempiternal.'
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tour, we caught up with vocalist/bassist Ned Russin to discuss the bands progression in sound, differences between UK and US festivals, their recent split with Touché Amoré,
having friends on tour and more.
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)