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.
With Southsea Fest fast approaching (can you tell I’m excited?) I’ve decided to pick a selection of bands playing this year for this weeks Something For The Weekend. Both Huw Olesker And The Bare Backers and El Morgan are Southsea locals, whilst Cycle Schmeichel are simply welcome visitors to the sea side town.
Stylistically this is probably one of our most varied SFTW’s with reggae, acoustic punk and emo all rearing their heads, which very much suits the ethos of the upcoming festival. Enjoy!
Huw Olesker & The Bare Backers
For Fans Of: Reggae and Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Huw Olesker & The Bare Backers can be summed up in three words: eclectic, fun and infectious. Their latest five track EP flirts with a variety of styles but always remains identifiably Bare Backers. A lot of bands claim that they simply record music “for the fun of it” but this genuinely seems to be case with the 'Whatever Happened To Lilt?' EP. It also has a picture of Terry Wogan on the cover and that can never be a bad thing.
Huw Olesker & The Barebackers on Facebook.
For Fans Of: Helen Chambers and Ren Spits At Magpies.
El Morgan plays Country-influenced Folk with a captivating amount of honesty. Having caught her playing the gatehouse at WTFest earlier this month, I can confidently say that she can make even the most open environment feel intimate. She currently has two EP’s available to download and both are lovely. El is also one quarter of Livers And Lungs.
For Fans Of: Snowing and DADS.
Cycle Schmeichel are an indie/emo two piece who formed in 2009. Their two track demo and début EP (both of which are free to download) earned them a solid fan base and shows with Bird Calls, Prawn and What Ape! If they ever get around to releasing new material, than I believe that 2013 could easily be their year in Emo circles.
Words by Richard Heaven