Weekly US News Round-Up (12/10/2012) - Already Heard
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
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.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
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.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
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.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

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.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
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.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
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.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
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.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


Weekly US News Round-Up (12/10/2012)

Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

On this week’s round-up, we have new music videos from Green Day, Into It. Over It., MXPX, Tonight Alive, Sleeping With Sirens, and Code Orange Kids.

Whilst Coheed & Cambria, Benjamin Gibbard, Anberlin and Troubled Coast are streaming their latest releases and Slingshot Dakota, State Lines and Deafheaven have premièred new material.

Green Day released their music video for 'Troublemaker'. Whilst a new song 'Stray Heart' from the forthcoming album 'Dos!' can be heard here.

Benjamin Gibbard's solo album 'Former Lives' is streaming online.

Man Overboard's Zac Eisenstein has released a free two-track covers EP.

Coheed & Cambria's new album 'The Afterman: Ascension’ can be streamed here.

The video for 'Embracing Facts' by Into It. Over It. can be viewed here.

New Found Glory frontman Jordan Pundik and Relient K drummer Ethan Luck have started a new band called Domestikated. Their début EP '5 Minutes In Timeout!' is available now on Bandcamp.

Anberlin are streaming their new album 'Vital.'

Slingshot Dakota will release their new LP 'Dark Hearts' on November 6th via Topshelf Records. A new song titled 'Gossip' can be heard here.

1) Intro
2) May Day
3) Gossip
4) Disaster
5) Rasta Bacca
6) Never Hear
7) Starting Over
8) Light
9) Living/Dreaming
10) Cassette
11) Words
12) Good Year

States Lines will release their second full-length 'For The Boats' on 12” vinyl in early 2013 with pre-orders and digital release in December. The first single from the album, 'Linger' can be heard here.

Underoath announced their farewell tour dates. Support comes from MewithoutYou, As Cities Burn and Letlive.

I Hate Our Freedom have joined I Surrender and will release a new album entitled ‘This Year’s Best Disaster’ in December.

The music video for 'Aces Up' by MXPX is now online.

The new album from We Are The Union called 'You Can’t Hide The Sun' can be heard here.

Great Lakes USA are streaming a new song - 'Rambling Dudes Forever.'

Tonight Alive released the music video for ‘Listening.’

Sleeping With Sirens' video for 'Roger Rabbit' has been released.

Deafheaven's cover of Mogwai's 'Punk Rock / Cody' can be heard here. The track will appears on Deafheaven’s split EP with plit with Bosse-de-Nage which is set to be released on November 20th for Flenser Records.

Code Orange Kids' video for 'Flowermouth (The Leech)' can be viewed here.

Troubled Coast's new album 'Awake and Empty’ is now streaming.

The video for '911' by Trash Talk can be viewed here.

City Lights will release an acoustic EP on December 18th via Invogue Records. The EP will have 5 brand new acoustic tracks of songs off of their début album 'In It To Win It'.

Car Party's new lyric video for 'Hopeless' can be viewed here. Their new album 'Patterns' is released on October 16th.

H2O will be reissuing their second album 'Thicker Than Water' through Bridge Nine on November 20th.

1) Universal Language
2) Everready
3) Talk Too Much
4) I See It In Us
5) Sacred Heart
6) Innocent Kids
7) Scarred
8) Go
9) This Time
10) Friend
11) A Plus
12) Phone Song
13) Responsible
14) Wake Up
15) Thicker Than Water

Danko Jones' video for 'Just A Beautiful Day' has been released.

Chicago death metallers Broken Hope have reformed and joined Century Media Records.

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