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.
Anberlin, Florida’s finest, have been on the scene for a decade now and have released a handful of albums, as well as playing countless shows. And now, they’ve recently released their sixth studio album ‘Vital’ to critical acclaim.
Kicking off with ‘Self-Starter’, Anberlin have set the bar high. Blazing energy and a cranked up tempo go hand-in-hand on this opening track, and seems to promise good things ahead. Tracks such as ‘Little Tyrants’ and ‘Someone Anyone’ show perfect execution; saucy guitar licks layered on top of pulsating drumming combine to create buzzing songs, whilst Stephen Christian’s liquid vocals slide effortlessly over the electric riffs.
Slowing things down a notch with ‘Innocent’, Anberlin give their fans but an instant to catch their breath before dragging them back into a breathless whirlwind, assaulting them with ‘Desires’. Roaring riffs and a hammering bass make for excellent listening, pushing the seams of the track to breaking point.
As Anberlin switch off with ‘God, Drugs & Sex’, it’s glaringly obvious that these guys aren’t going anywhere for now; whilst they continue to produce solid albums that create eargasms for their listeners, Anberlin have no need to hang up their coats.
‘Vital’ is an incredible album and needs to be on people’s playlists.
'Vital' by Anberlin is out now on Universal Republic.
Written by Jessica Tagliani (@JessTagliani)