Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
Alright, earlier this week we put the call out for new bands to be featured in Something For The Weekend and you did not disappoint!
The first of these to be featured is Root Spirits, a blues rock band from Athens, GA. Alongside them we’re featuring Beanius who impressed me when I caught them live earlier this week and a mysterious new project from the North called Wade.
For Fans Of: Led Zeppelin, Black Stone Cherry, Southern/Blues Rock
Root Spirits are a dirty, low fi sounding blues rock band from Athens, GA. They are currently unsigned but, not fearing hard work, they decided to start a new project (titled 'Live From The Generals Headquarters') which involves recording and releasing a new song every week until they find a label. All of the music is available to download from their website. I think that this is an awesome idea. Proactive with a dry, dirty tone? I’m down with that.
For Fans Of: Rage Against The Machine, Muse, and (heavier) Coheed and Cambria.
Despite being a small and twee place, the Isle of Wight does occasionally produce some attention grabbing rock bands. On record, this southern three piece sound like Rage Against The Machine minus the hip hop edge, or Muse with all the pretentiousness stripped from their bones although their live sound is considerably heavier. Their second album is pencilled in to be released later this year.
For Fans Of: Sunday League and Dads.
Not much has been posted about Wade (a new Newcastle emoish four piece) except for a couple of images and a rough rehearsal video. By following the links it seems like they are involved with Get Into It Records who have a pretty solid success rate for finding good new bands so they are definitely one to watch if you like the sounds Sunday League or Dads.
Wade links: Tumblr.
Words by Richard Heaven.