It’s no doubt it has been an incredible summer of music, and it’s not over yet as the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival takes place this weekend. With dozens of acts playing across 8 stages over 3 days, there is lot to choose from. As always the Already Heard team has got together to pick out what we think are the 20 must-see acts at Reading and Leeds 2014.
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
Enter Shikari, Frank Turner, Cancer Bats, Alcopop Records, Xtra Mile & More Nominated for AIM Independent Music Awards
The likes of Enter Shikari, Frank Turner and Cancer Bats have received nominations for this years’ AIM Independent Music Awards.
Enter Shikari have been nominated for three awards; Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band/Act and Independent Album Of The Year. Whilst Cancer Bats and Frank Turner are also nominated in the Hardest Working Band/Act category, whilst Turner is also up for the Best Live Act award.
Elsewhere in the Best Small Label category Pink Mist, Alcopop Records and Xtra Mile Records have been nominated.
A full list of nominations can be viewed by clicking read more below.
The AIM Independent Music Awards will take on 29th October in London.
Best Live Act
Independent Breakthrough Of The Year
Hardest Working Band Or Artist
Best Difficult Second Album
Admiral Fallow – ‘Tree Bursts In Snow’
First Aid Kit – ‘The Lion’s Roar
Speech Debelle - Freedom Of Speech
The Invisible - Rispah
The Skints - Part & Parcel
Independent Album Of The Year
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
Liars - Wixiw
Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
Rustie - Glass Swords
Best Small Label
Black Butter Records
Xtra Mile Recordings
PPL Award For Most Played Independent Act
Special Catalogue Release Of The Year
Amon Tobin - Amon Tobin
Madness - A Guided Tour Of Madness
Can - The Lost Tapes
The 13th Floor Elevators - Music Of The Spheres
Various Artists - The Original Sound Of Cumbia
Independent Label Of The Year
Best Independent Festival
In The Woods Festival
Y Not Festival