Weekly US News Round-Up (28/9/2012) - Already Heard
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
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.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

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.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
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.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
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.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
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.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


Weekly US News Round-Up (28/9/2012)

Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

On this week’s round-up there is new songs from likes of Coheed & Cambria, The Swellers, Converge, Troubled Coast, and Direct Hit. Whilst As I Lay Dying, Handguns and Aficionado are streaming their latest releases.

In addition there’s new videos from Green Day and Balance & Composure and details of new releases from Bad Brains, Alkaline Trio and more.

Coheed & Cambria posted the title track from their forthcoming album 'The Afterman'.

Iconic Punk band Bad Brains will release 'Into the Future' on November 19th via Megaforce. Stream the title track here.

Green Day's music video for 'Stay The Night' has been released.

As I Lay Dying are streaming their new album 'Awakened' online.

The Swellers posted a new song called 'Hands.'

Alkaline Trio have begun recording their new album with Bill Stevenson of Descendents.

Balance and Composure released the video for ‘Quake’.

Converge have released another track from their new album 'All We Love We Leave Behind.’ 'Time's Arrow' can be streamed here.

Troubled Coast have previewed another track from their new album 'Awake and Empty'1967’ can be listened to here. 'Awake and Empty' is released on October 9th on Pure Noise Records.

Direct Hit have posted a new song called 'Fallout Shelter Television'. The track will appear on their forthcoming split 7” with The Haverchucks.

'Angst' the new album from Handguns is streaming online.

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) giving away their entire catalog away for free via Bandcamp for one week.

Aficionado's new EP 'Empty' is streaming here.

'Paranoia,' a new song from Texas In July can be heard on Alternative Press.

A new song from Run, Forever, 'Drop Out' can be streamed here. The track appears from their forthcoming album 'Settling' available soon on Tiny Engines.

01. Good Enough 
02. Sun Bruised 
03. Maritime States (stream
04. Basement (mp3
05. Nothing To Say 
06. Braddock Beach 
07. Postcards 
08. Close To The Sun 
09. Drop Out (stream
10. Forget

West End Motel (Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds) will release their second album 'Only Time Can Tell' on October 30th. The first single ‘Burn It Down’ can be heard here.

Deep Elm Records will release ‘Caves’ the third full-length album from Canadian The Sky Life on October 17th.

Pull Strings' new EP 'The Upside Of Going Blind' is set to be released through Better Days Records later this year.

01. Growing Up
02. Getting Out
03. Perception Is Everything
04. Sleeping In
05. Transparent
06. Empty
07. Staring At The Sun
08. Leaving
09. Pipe Dreams
10. Sleeping In (acoustic)

McAllen, TX indie rock outfit Sick/Sea have unveiled the music video for the track 'Robot'. The track can be downloaded for free here.

Creative Adult will release their debut EP 'Dead Air' on October 16 via their own label, Broke Hater.

Young Turks have announced new tour dates.

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