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.
Hailing from Bristol, A Tale of Two Cities have been a band that are on the cusp of most people’s lips but haven’t actually made a big enough breakthrough to be properly “recognised” – which is actually incredibly surprising, considering they’ve shared the stage with acts such as Deaf Havana, Yashin and Sonic Boom Six to name a few. And as the quintet gears up to release their brand new EP ‘New Horizons’ on Monday 15 October, here at Already Heard, we thought we’d have a listen to this up-and-coming rock band.
They kick-start the EP with single ‘Four Words’ – they crank up the tempo straight away, playing blistering riffs that burn with unspent talent. Karl Ficarotta’s vocals soar effortlessly as he roars about how “You were never left behind.” A raw yet emotive start to ‘New Horizons’, A Tale of Two Cities have set a high standard.
Moving onto ‘Familiar Traits’, it doesn’t seem as if this quintet are slowing down anytime soon. The monster bassline roars furiously, while demonic and power-hungry drumming underlies this fantastic track. During ‘Fire Burning Through Our Wings’, Ficarotta’s vocals are as strong as ever and A Tale of Two Cities refuse to let up as they close off with ‘Machine’ which features low, guttural screams: a fitting end to such a solid EP.
A Tale Of Two Cities have proven that ‘New Horizons’ is an emotive yet pretty much flawless EP. They execute each and every track with incredible precision; with such an exciting band in the UK, it’s only a matter of time before they broaden their own horizons and become a name to be spoken by everyone because they deserve it.
'New Horizons' by A Tale of Two Cities is released on 15th October.
Written by Jessica Tagliani (@JessTagliani)