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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.
With their second full-length ‘Floral Green’ Kingston, Pennsylvania’s Title Fight sees the band building on the momentum of last year’s ‘Shed’ and taking their hardcore punk sound to the next level by maturing and becoming lyrically reflective.
Don’t get me wrong the bands development is in no way, shape or form going to alienate fans as early tracks ‘Numb, But I Still Feel It’ and ‘Leaf’ have that same rough, aggressive punk tone that the quartet pull off so well. Yet there does seem to be more drive and structure, although this isn’t instantly recognisable.
Whilst early tracks settle you in, it’s not until ‘Secret Society’ where Title Fight step things up with roaring, vivid guitars and howling, roaring vocals from Ned Russin. It’s certainly a stand out track and for new listeners, it’s an ideal number to understand what Title Fight are back.
Admittedly ‘Head In The Ceiling Fan’ is somewhat of a departure from the band with its morose, haunting tone that steadily builds to a cathartic conclusions that is thoroughly compelling.
The rest of ‘Floral Green’ is a mix of melodic punk rock (‘Sympathy’ and ‘Frown’) and dark, grungier tracks like ‘Calloused.’ Whilst ‘Lefty’ is wayward and structured with a subtle yearning tone that gives-way to final track ‘In-Between’ neatly. It combines that bleak, atmospheric tone with the bands edgy hardcore punk sound.
Although ‘Floral Green’ can at times sound cold and Title Fight’s style may have not completely progressed from their previous releases, this release shows their capability to add depth, both musically and lyrically, and a subtle willingness to develop their sound.
‘Floral Green’ is certainly on the right road to make Title Fight stand out from the ever-growing Hardcore Punk scene.
‘Floral Green’ by Title Fight is available now on Side One Dummy.
Words by Sean Reid