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.
Bristol based pop-punk band Run From Robots are due to release their new EP. 'Roads That Don’t Lead Home' on 5th November. Produced by Matt O’Grady (Deaf Havana/You Me At Six) and contains four tracks of typical pop-punk.
The EP starts off with 'You Might Rumble But We’re Louder Than Thunder' which offers some fast skate-punk styled drums and guitar. It’s full of energy and contains all the trademarks of a band being big fans of punk-rock. Things are going well until the vocals kick in; they sound awfully strained and are not really making any sort of impact on the song.
Next up is ‘Sleepless Days and Endless Nights’ it offers more of the same; fast guitars and drums with the addition of token gang vocals. Again the vocals are the weakest factor which is a shame because these guys can clearly write a decent pop-punk song.
Lead single ‘This Bus is Damned’ takes a more relaxed approach to start with, allowing the drums to drive the song. It’s nothing too radical though and again is more of the same. It sounds an awful lot like fellow UK pop-punksters Me. Vs. Hero.
Closing with ‘Assume This Song’s For You’ is again another rather formulaic approach to the pop-punk on offer. Let it be known we’re huge fans of the genre here at Already Heard but at least think outside the box. Again we’re treated to the works here; the fast parts, break downs, gang vocals and of course the fade out at the end.
'Roads That Don’t Lead Home' by Run From Robots is released on November 5th.
Words by Colin Henderson (@colinah87).