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.
The name Bleed Electric is enough to make me shudder, to be quite honest. The brain (dead) child of Chris Maguire or Mug5, the project was formed in 2008 with the addition of Silk and Siege. Mug5 spent two years putting “beats” together every time something highly emotional happened to him.
And this album, ‘This Is My Masterpiece’ doesn’t deserve anyones time of day at all. It’s a cheap and tacky sounding album, using headache-inducing beats that get so boring and tiresome after about half a minute. It makes me want to smack my head continuously against a brick wall; it makes me grind my teeth. Vocals are auto-tuned horrendously, making it sound like someone has no balls. And what I assume is meant to be rapping (who knows?) is thrown on top, with no real thought.
I can’t even bring myself to write about each track individually. Track one sounds exactly like the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth track. They’re all annoying, whiny and repetitive – and not worth writing about. They sound like carbon copies of each other; how can someone distinguish which track is which when they all sound the same?
It’s with a sigh of relief when the mini-album finishes, easing my bleeding ears. And my verdict is that this is no masterpiece; my ears are ringing something terrible by the time the album is over. So here’s my advice – kids, save your money and don’t bother with this album; use it to buy good music.
‘This Is My Masterpiece’ by Bleed Electric is released on 31st October 2012.
Written by Jessica Tagliani (@JessTagliani)