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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.
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.
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.
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