With his second album 'Devour' receiving plenty of praise, Already Heard catches with Dave Hause discuss touring, signing to Rise Records, the new album and his picks of 2013
Hailing from “Music City”, Nashville, Better Off have produced a stirring collection of songs
with their debut record '(I Think) I'm Leaving'. With a sound that blends pop sensibilities with emo-rock tone and been likened to Brand New, Balance & Composure and Jimmy Eat World. Already Heard recently grabbed a quick word with Luke Granered to discuss the bands
sound, the Nashville scene, future plans and more.
As part of our "Tour Tales" feature, the female-fronted rockers documented their time on the road as their geared up towards the release of 'Beauty&Grace'.
Check out our stream of Jacksonville, Florida pop punk band We Still Dream's take on
The Get Up Kids' 'Valentine'.
With Queens of the Stone Age in the middle of a UK arena tour, we’ve decided to highlight
five of the bands best tracks for this edition of "Fives".
We've got the new EP from Yorkshire riff merchants NOSE right here! Take a listen to 'Sick
Continuing our Reuben theme from last week’s Fives and in celebration of frontman Jamie Lenman’s new double solo album, we take a look at two of the albums for "Versus". Its
‘Racecar Is Racecar Backwards' against 'In Nothing We Trust'.
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).