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.
Hailing from Glasgow, We Are The Physics are quite the distinctive band. The four-piece are back with their new release ‘Your Friend, The Atom,’ treating their already loyal fan base to a very chaotic offering. The band name itself blatantly conveys the bands love for science as does the album title.Their very unique sound makes it difficult to classify them within a genre, so they took it in their stride to create a fictional offering of ‘mutant science punk rock.’ I’d say that this sums up We Are The Physics sound pretty perfectly.
Opener ‘Go Go Nucleo -> For Science’ kick starts the record with electronic sounding guitar effects and rapid drums with We Are The Physics starting as they mean to go on. Welcoming quirky, high pitched vocals the four-piece has created a very individual sound less than a minute into the record. This continues with ‘Applied Robotics’ where I find myself completely addicted to the four-piece. Both fascinated and intrigued by their distinctive character there are still another twelve tracks to go and I can’t help but feel disappointed in myself for not having listened to them before.
With beyond unusual time signatures, ‘Dildonics’ is the standout track for me. It’s captivating energy and stupidly infectious guitar lines mid song leave me speechless, and that’s without mentioning the crossover vocals that really top this track. ‘All My Friends Are JPEGs’ is another fantastic offering on the record and one that calls for interaction, with a chant that includes the lyrics “I crop off your legs, I tag you, you tag me, all my friends are JPEGS.” This fun and quirky attitude is one of the many admirable traits that We Are The Physics possess, another reason why I can’t help but love the band.
Ending track ‘Olivia Neutron Bomb’ slows the record down somewhat, consider it a cool down after a crazy workout. The record is also slowed in pace midway through with the slightly controversially named ‘There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don’t Expect A Cure For Cancer’. Despite loving ‘Your Friend, The Atom’ for its chaotic energy it was nice to hear a slower track that still possessed the bands individual sound and technicalities.
‘Your Friend, The Atom’ is a truly unique record. It is so fast paced that after listening to it the entire way through I feel like I need to lie down. This is definitely not a criticism: the record kept me on my toes and certainly grabbed hold of my attention from the minute it began right until the very end. Their technicality astounds me and their musical ability is beyond this planet; ‘Your Friend, The Atom’ is a fantastic record and after listening to this masterpiece you will certainly crave more.
'Your Friend, The Atom' by We Are The Physics is out 22nd October via This Is Fake DIY Records.
Words by Hannah Gillicker (@HannahGillicker)