Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed
To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and she discussed
being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
Welcome to another edition of Something For The Weekend. This week we have the Indie/Emo heroes Empire! Empire! I Was A Lonely Estate, garage punks Los Broncos and the gruff punkers Bear Trade.
We’ll be making some changes to SFTW soon but don’t worry, it’ll only make it even better than it is now. Until then, feel free to dive into this weeks selections and enjoy some beautifully free music.
If you’d like to be featured on “Something For The Weekend” or have some “local heroes” to be featured, send an e-mail to Richard (Richard@AlreadyHeard.com).
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
For Fans Of: American Football, Death Cab for Cutie, and Mineral.
Whilst we tend to focus on new acts in Something For The Weekend, it’d be a shame to not talk about the excellent Empire! Empire! offering their entire discography for free for one week only! If you like jangly, experimental emo then you won’t be disappointed.
For Fans Of: Latterman, Caves, and UK Punk Rock.
Bear Trade hail from the North East of England and features members of Pure Graft, Former Cell Mates and The Mercury League to name but a few. Their brand of punk rock isn’t particularly ground breaking but if you like any of the bands previously mentioned then there’s no reason you wouldn’t enjoy this.
For Fans Of: Off With Their Heads and Motorhead.
Los Broncos are an Exeter based three piece making loud, no barrels held punky garage rock. They have a free to download demo up on Bandcamp and a four track sampler available in return for a donation at shows (which are definitely worth going to). It’s thrashy, messy and beautifully loud. I really dig it.
Words by Richard Heaven (@RichardHeaven)