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.
Last week we announced a change to our regular Friday feature - Something For The Weekend. 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 its the turn of Travis J. Groo of Autumn + Colour Records takes the reigns to showcase three up and coming bands.
Autumn + Colour Records is a Atlanta, Gergia-based label formed in 2011 by Travis J Groo and Todd Richard Stevens. The label is home to Indie-Pop trio Sick/Sea, Alt-Indie group Austin Archer and Neo-Folk’s Sleepy Turtles.
A real unique sound for such a young band. Most 20 year old musicians wouldn’t be writing this type of music. If the strokes were to start all over again in 2012, this is probably what they would sound like. The guys have an honest drive for success, and I do believe they will make it if they keep up their hard work. Young bands need to take note. Learn from these young kids who are showing up even some seasoned musicians. Artists must give respect where respect is due, which is where I will leave it. You make up your own mind.
The Well Reds
This band recently raised over $6k on KickStarter. They have a way of relating to their fans in a way that should be noted. If bands want to make something special then they need to step up their game and step out of the box. When bands work harder and smarter than their competition, magical things happen. This band understands what it takes to stand out, and their fans will more than likely agree. We need to see more of this. It’s always nice to see independent artist with real movement and real fans. There’s nothing fake here!
When I stumbled across this group of talented dudes, I was instantly interested in seeing them play live. I was reminded of the early days of Taking Back Sunday and Rise Against. They have a punk edge with modern emo-punk overtones. I expect this band to continue to grow and create entertaining music for quite some time. They have a raw approach with writing. Although the vocals could use some adjusting, which they tell me they’re working on, they still have a “real” sound that’s not over produced. Fans of the 90’s must check this band out.
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