Combined by an admiration for early 2000’s emo bands, Brighton’s As It Is are the latest emerging pop-punk band to be making waves in the UK. Next week sees the release of the bands second EP, 'This Mind Of Mine' which sees them grow as a cohesive unit to produce four songs of honest pop-punk. Having received an overwhelming response from a
Kickstarter campaign and with vocalist Patty Walters’ dedicated YouTube following, As It Is
are a band on the rise. We caught up with Ben to find out more.
After receiving a five star review last month, next Monday sees the UK release of Twin Forks' self-titled debut album. However we're giving away three copies of the album. Find out how you can win one of thee copies here.
With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
Boston Massachusetts’ Lions Lions have shared the stage with the likes of Comeback Kid, For Today, We Came As Romance, and Sleeping With Sirens and their latest release 'To Carve Our Names' is a relentless Post-Hardcore record that delivers huge riffs and choruses. The band also includes former members of Vanna, A Loss For Words and Therefore I Am.
On 'To Carve Our Names' songs like 'The Undertow' and 'White Flag' shows the band range the latter being a fast-paced, aggressive number with the former being a punchy, melodic track that fits the bands style well.
Frontman Joshua Herzer recently spoke to Already Heard to take part in our "If I…" feature which sees bands telling us which song they would re-record, what band they would like to see back together, their fantasy festival lineup and more.
If I could re-record one song it would be…
Joshua Herzer: Diving Bells and Cinderblocks”. It’s a Lions Lions song from the album “Direction”. It’s from before I was in the band, but it’s always been one of my favorite songs by the band. I would love to sing this song.
If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
Joshua: The “To Carve Our Names” CD release show at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. All the bands that played were friends of ours and the overall atmosphere was surreal. One of my favorite shows ever.
If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
Joshua: I’ve been fortunate enough to play a lot of really cool venues, but I’d have to say The Knitting Factory in Reno, NV. I grew up in Reno, and the venue opened around the same time I moved to New England. It would be awesome to go back and play there.
If I could play with one band it would be…
Joshua: Glassjaw. They’re my all time favorite band, and I haven’t had a chance to see them live. That would be a dream come true.
If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
Joshua: Michael Jackson. The best there ever was.
If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
Joshua: As Tall as Lions or Acceptance. There’s not enough music like theirs around anymore. Plus I never got to see either of them live.
If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
Joshua: A struggling writer. I love writing, but I never finish anything I set.
If I could play a different genre it would be…
Joshua: Jazzy acoustic stuff. I’ve been writing a lot of that kind of thing, hopefully it could see the light of day, at some point.
If I could have written any song it would be…
Joshua: "Call Me Maybe", so I could have a one BILLION dollars.
If I could have written any album it would be…
Joshua: "Between the Heart and Synapse" by The Receiving End of Sirens. It’s a masterpiece of Post Hardcore goodness. A damn near perfect album.
If I could headline any festival, it would be…
Joshua: Vans Warped Tour or Projekt Revolution.
If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
Joshua: Glassjaw, Thrice, TREOS, Thursday, Bruno Mars, Usher, The Used, The Chariot, The Reign of Kindo, Vanna, A Loss for Words, Such Gold, Longshot and every other band that’s good.
If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
Joshua: Piano. I can play a little bit, but not nearly enough.
If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
Joshua: It’s ok to be inspired by/learn things from other bands. Just don’t copy them. And do whatever the hell you want! (That last part sort of negates the previous advice, but still, do whatever you want).
'To Carve Our Name' by Lions Lions is available now on Hollywood Waste.
Words by Sean Reid