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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.
Live Review: Goodtime Boys, Oathbreaker, Iced Out and The Pact – V Revolution, Manchester - 27/10/2012
The few people that walk past vegan food/record store V Revolution are either baffled or intrigued by the noise that’s blaring out. It’s loud and heavy so it could only mean one thing, the owners have expanded from doing free acoustic sessions and have moved to a full all rounded amped up mini show featuring four of the best hardcore bands around, two of which are using this as a warm up of sorts for when they play with mathcore mob Rolo Tomassi later in the evening.
First up are newly formed Sheffield hardcore band The Pact, who feature members of Grazes and give an eye opening tight and fast set. Their craft is akin to early American Nightmare, not just in tone and style but also by the fact they have the potential to grab your throat and entice you to rip your vocal chords. What’s really intriguing is the odd manner of their frontman, who poses like a psychotic killer who you wouldn’t want to be left in a room with; there really aren’t enough weird frontmen in hardcore these days so this is refreshing. (3.5/5)
Despite technical difficulties, Durham’s Iced Out plough through all of their energy with their visceral brand of metallic hardcore. Menacing and pissed off, they have plenty of boot-crushing enthusiasm to destroy a lot of objects in the room; of course this can’t be done in a literal sense but their vicious vigour manages to sink in with ease. (3/5)
Oathbreaker from Belgium sound crystal clear with their harsh noise; utilising sharp jagged metallic riffs and eerie frightening tones they really feel like a much needed kick in the face. Vocalist Caro Tanghe provides some of the most terrifying screams imaginable under the mask of her hair as if she’s being possessed by a demon that cannot be exorcised. This should be the soundtrack to pure evil; terrific stuff! (4/5)
Welsh screamo quintet Goodtime Boys deliver a staggering performance of which is both graceful and frustration fuelled to the touch. The numerous melodies dance with the despair tinged vocals of Alexander Pennie who embodies the stamina of a troubled poet, releasing the demons that torture his mind. Nothing but sheer relentlessness, honesty and grandeur embody this magnificent set, no wonder American hardcore label Bridge 9 signed them, they have a fantastic career ahead of them, no questions asked. (4/5)
Words by Aaron Lohan (@ooran_loohan)