We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling. Straight out
of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals
for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.
After taking a break last year, Hevy Fest is back for 2014 and even though it’s downsized
from 3 days to 2, there still loads of awesome bands on offer. With over 40 bands playing
over the 2 days, there’s bound to be some clashes. Already Heard is here to give you 10
must-see bands to see at Hevy Fest next month.
Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve teased there would be changes to our regular Friday feature - Something For The Weekend and today we’re pleased to announce these changes.
Over the coming weeks and months, Already Heard will be working with a selection of guest writers to produce your weekly dose of Something For The Weekend. These guest writers will come in the form of those involved in the music industry; people from independent labels and bands will be showcasing a variety of up and coming bands and artists that you need to know about.
This week Animal Style Records owner Matt Medina kicks off our series of guest writers by highlighting three must-see bands at this weekend’s punk rock gathering - The Fest 11 in Gainesville, Florida.
Since it’s formation in July 2008, Animal Style Records has grown to become one of the most reliable Punk Rock record labels with its back catalogue consisting of releases from the likes of Mixtapes, Hold Tight!, Belvedere, Kite Party and more.
Here’s what Matt’s three picks for this week’s Something For The Weekend.
"With The Fest 11 taking place this weekend I thought I’d share a couple of bands I’m excited to see for the first time and one that hits very close to home.”
There’s something about writing a catchy song without having to repeat the same chorus over and over but House Boat manages to do it throughout this record (‘The Thorns Of Life.’) This was my favorite pop-punk record from last year, and I haven’t found anything since that captivates the way this does. They’re nearly perfect at what they do and have managed to write an album that I still constantly listen to over a year after its release.
It takes a lot for me to get excited about most heavier things now, but when it hits right I can’t get enough of it. If Bone Dance aren’t touring with Converge or Baroness by this time next year there’s something wrong with the world. They have the right balance of sludgyness mixed into their style of hardcore, and I can’t get enough of it. This brings me back to what initially made me get into the genre and because sometimes you just need to bang your head.
The Fake Boys
I don’t often get the chance to completely gush about records I love, let alone when its something I’ve released, but my love affair for 'Pig Factory' is unlike most. Ryan from Mixtapes passed the track 'You're a Loser'to me late last year and I was more or less floored from the start. There was something about it that was filled with intensity, melody, and a bizarre sense of heaviness that melded perfectly together.
Getting to talk to Jim (Domenici,) or rather hearing Jim talk to me, not only made me fall deeper in love with his band’s record but solidified the fact that I needed to release it. 'Pig Factory' embodies what The Fake Boys are trying to do and they hit it in full stride. The best part about the record is I can’t think of any record or band that sounds quite like this record and I think that speaks volumes for their originality. A lyrically poignant and thematic record from start to finish I can feel the desperation from every line, this is the best record of 2012.
If your label or band would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend contact Sean Reid to find out more information.