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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
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)