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On first listen we fell in love Noyo Mathis and knew that 'Endure' needed to be heard. It's post hardcore meets emo meets indie meets math rock. Take a listen to the full EP right here.
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
“leaders” of the UK pop-punk movement.
With the festival season more or less over for another year, it’s time for a whole load of
exciting releases to see the light of day. September sees a plethora of exciting releases, so much so that the Already Heard team were spoilt for choices when it came to picking this months must hear releases. Nevertheless they've completed the tricky task and picked out their five must-hear releases for the coming month.
With their combination of refreshingly introspective lyrics, crisp riffs and bouncy choruses, Homebound tick all the right boxes when it comes to promising UK pop-punk bands. Their debut EP, 'Coming of Age' sees the young band make a confident first mark on the ladder to greater things. We spoke to the band to discuss the importance of a debut release, and the comeback of pop-punk.
Packing stadium sized rock anthems with an incredibly striking emotional punch, and graced with one of the most staggeringly unique vocal talents to have graced the UK Rock scene in a long time, Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave have become one of the single most talked about new bands to emerge in recent years. With their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ finally released this week, Already Heard caught up with lead guitarist Mark Trotter and Bassist
Andrew Bushen at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
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.