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This week Lansdale, Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years released their fourth album - ‘The Greatest Generation,’ a record that sees the pop punk quintet reach their creative peak in a number of ways. With a wealth of material in their discography, Already Heard's Sean Reid and Tom Knott took on the tricky task of picking out the five best songs from The Wonder Years. Find out what we picked and let us know if you agree or disagree?
Following the release of their superb 'Signals' album, Mallory Knox have certainly become ones to watch in recent months. We caught up with the band to discuss joining Search & Destroy Records, how vital the festival season and touring are, what it feels like to be a part
of the expanding British rock scene and much more.
Over The Ocean have crafted a compelling, brooding record with their latest effort ‘Be Given To The Soil.’ With intense specific precision and delicate accuracy that echoes the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros. Jesse Hill from the band to discusses how the
album came together, the importance of precision, being compared to post-rock pioneers and more.
After a top ten UK album and an outstanding UK tour with festival dates on both sides of the Atlantic to follow, Bring Me The Horizon are having a fantastic 2013 and are now featured in the latest edition of "Versus." It's ‘There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret’ vs the bands latest release, 'Sempiternal.'
We catch up with Newcastle Indie Rock quartet Alexander to find out more about their debut album 'Say Hello' for a “Already Heard Track Guide” feature.
Having briefly returned to the UK for the Hit The Deck Festival before starting a European
tour, we caught up with vocalist/bassist Ned Russin to discuss the bands progression in sound, differences between UK and US festivals, their recent split with Touché Amoré,
having friends on tour and more.
Having recently released their Topshelf Records debut in the form of ‘Don’t Take Our Filth Away,’ Portland, Oregon’s Duck. Little Brother, Duck! have a chaotic and dynamic sound that perfectly fits the Topshelf mould. Tracks like ‘Everybody Loves Screamo’ and ‘If I Didn’t Have My Press Badge’ are rugged and sporadic in structure.
Already Heard recently asked Kyle Parisi and Kyle Souder from the band to take part in our regular “If I…” questionnaire. The pair told us which songs they would re-record, what other genre of music they would be playing and more.
If I could re-record one song it would be…
Kyle P: ‘Calvin Young’
Kyle S: ‘OMGMT’
If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
Kyle P: That trip with Zoogirl.
Kyle S:Yeah, that trip with Zoogirl for sure.
If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
Kyle P: My friends houses all the time.
Kyle S: Crystal Ballroom.
If I could play with one band it would be…
Kyle P: A Faraquet reunion show.
Kyle S: At The Drive In before their abysmal reunion tour
If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
Kyle P: Jerry Fuchs (RIP)
Kyle S: Jeff Buckley (RIP)
If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
Kyle P: Unwound
Kyle S: Yeah, Unwound or Faraquet.
If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
Kyle P: I would have a lot more money.
Kyle S: A lot more successful/
If I could play a different genre it would be…
Kyle S: Some stripped down weirdo stuff. Like Unwound or Lowercase, or that second Blonde Redhead record.
Kyle P: Something kinda shoegaze-y or emo-ish.
If I could have written any song it would be…
Kyle S: Faraquet’s ‘Cut Self Not.’
Kyle P: True Widow - Duelist
If I could have written any album it would be…
Kyle S: Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kyle P: Karate - S/T, Owls - S/T, Jaga Jazzist - What We Must
If I could headline any festival, it would be…
Kyle S: All Tomorrow’s Parties (even though that makes no sense.)
If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
Kyle S: Faraquet reunion, Unwound reunion, Black Eyes reunion, fuck new bands.
Kyle P: All of the above, and June of 44, old Cursive, and Can.
If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
Kyle S: Drums or trumpet.
Kyle P: Piano or violin.
If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
Kyle S: Work hard, write music you want to write. Don’t try to appeal to anything, that’s boring. Go on tour.
Kyle P: Eat Right, Sleep Right, Learn to have good time. (No, not “A” good time. “Good Time”)
‘Don’t Take Our Filth Away’ by Duck. Little Brother, Duck! is available now Topshelf Records.