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.
When people talk about female fronted bands they are always compared to a very popular US band who everyone will have heard of. But Evarose are different, a complete girl band lineup, the Oxford quartet are definitely something special and are a refreshing change to all the heavy UK bands out at the minute.
Starting with ‘Best Left Alone’, the song has powerful guitar tones running through the song, with Dannika Webbers sweet catchy vocals the song is a great start to the EP.
The rest of the EP is just as impressive with ‘Educate Yourself’ and ‘There’s No Such Thing As Something for Nothing’ are both powerful songs that pack a punch. As Dannika hits the high notes with ease and the guitars come through their both catchy and power the songs through to a great end.
‘Change’ is a song you can easily listen to over and over again, what sets the song apart from the rest is the cleverly placed backing vocals that give it another edge. A simple yet heavy and catchy guitar tone mixed with the harmonic vocals it’s a definite standout song.
Finishing the EP, ‘Time Well Spent’ starts off slow and then it kicks in with the pounding drum and bass lines coupled with yet more thick guitar tones. Again the harmonic backing vocals give the song that epic feel and finish the EP off on a perfect note.
With ‘Elements’ hitting the number 3 spot on the iTunes rock chart and supporting Straight Lines on their UK tour in September and October the band look to have a promising future ahead of them and quite rightly so.
‘Elements’ by Evarose is out now and available to download on iTunes.
Words by Aaron Wilson (@soundslikeajw).