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.
St. Alban’s quintet Floods have been popping up at gigs and festivals over the last few years, becoming well-known for their fast and electric live shows. Signed to Small Town Records, they’ve been creating their self-titled album for the last three years. A pretty damn long time, but it’s been worth it.
They launch into ‘Black Waves’, a track that is more familiar with their hardcore fans. Burning with power, the low, guttural screams slide smoothly over the well-oiled clean cut vocals; it’s a trait that most may be sick of because so many bands use the same technique, but Floods use it to great effective. The roars combined with the smooth make for a stellar opening track.
Tracks such as ‘Hotel Coopar’ and ‘Jamie Tatlow’ are blistering tracks. Crushing speed and aggression together, their shredding riffs are lightning quick and are full of energy. Demonic, pulsating drumming throbs during ‘Hallowed Words’, a song driven with brutal emotion.
Lead single ‘98’ packs a punch; with a strong and melodic bassline, Floods really know what they’re doing. Furious screams layer upon gritty riffs, creating a well-oiled and working machine that seems to be bouncing off the walls. Their energy levels are through the roof and are in danger of causing explosions.
Closing off with ‘Moving On’, Floods have released an incredibly strong album. Not many bands would be able to do that, but the hype surrounding this St. Alban’s quintet is thoroughly deserved. With electricity running through their veins, they’re a spark ready to ignite.
‘Floods’ by Floods is available now on Small Town Records.
Words by Jessica Tagliani (@JessTagliani)