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.
Homelife reside in Lansing, MI which is a place that seemingly paved the way for a lot of Midwestern bands of this ilk. Lumping them with other current bands of their genre would be foolish as 'Translation' is a stand alone record with its own merits. It sounds as though the record was written by members of The Casket Lottery and Jawbreaker with the guitar work of Hot Water Music. Now, imagine that and you’re pretty on track. I was surprised at how much progression and ultimately how mature this record was in comparison to their previous work. It just goes to show that if you put in the honest work, you can achieve something better than ever expected.
Clocking in at 29 minutes, this 10 track record is of the absolute perfect length. I don’t feel until track 3, 'No Direction', that they really begin to show their colours as musicians and songwriters though. The first tracks, 'Shapeless' and 'Unsteady Hands'just feel that little bit too familiar. Track 8, “Forms” has to be the absolute highlight track for me. Driving guitars and long sought out vocals go hand in hand to deliver something utterly devestating. In the best possible way.
Homelife are one of the very few current bands that can do this kind of thing justice. With big boots to fill in this Midwestern scene, Homelife prove that they can stand as tall as the greats.
'Translation' by Homelife is available now on Black Numbers / Bermuda Mohawk.
Words by Rosie Kerr