As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
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.
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.
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).