Weekly US News Round-Up (2/11/2012) - Already Heard
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed
To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and she discussed
being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


Weekly US News Round-Up (2/11/2012)

Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.

On this week’s US News Round-Up, we have new music videos from Into It. Over It.IWrestledABearOnce, and Ben Gibbard. Whilst there’s new songs from Green Day, Underoath, Angels & Airwaves and Pentimento, as well as new releases from Defeater, Code Orange Keys, Terrible Things and more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

Green Day have brought forward the release date of '¡Tré!' to December 11, 2012 from its original date of January 15, 2013. In additional news, a new song called Stop When The Red Lights Flash' can be heard here.

Underoath are streaming a new song - 'Sunburnt.'

Into It. Over It. has released the video for ‘P R O P E R’ and recently recorded an Audiotree Session.

Defeater will release ‘Live on BBC Radio 1’ on digital and vinyl formats on December 18th and January 15th, respectively through Bridge Nine.

Digital Release Available 12/18/12:
“But Breathing”
“Warm Blood Rush”
“Brothers”
“Empty Glass”

Vinyl Release Available 1/15/13:
“But Breathing”
“Warm Blood Rush”
"Brothers"

The new album from Code Orange Kids, 'Love is Love // Return to Dust' is streaming online.

Hot Water Music have announced a US tour with support from La Dispute and The Menzingers.

Jim Lindberg is rejoining Pennywise.

Paper + Plastick have released a free Fall sampler.

1. Nightmare Of You - Box Of Hops
2. We Are The Union - Dead End
3. Punchline - Very Nervous System
4. Aspiga - Welcome To The Sympathy Party
5. Foreign Tongues - Maps Of the Sky
6. Larry And His Flask - My Name Is Cancer
7. Tin Horn Prayer - Rosie
8. Jr. Juggernaut - Give Me My Son
9. Nightmares For A Week - Mr. Grimm
10. Red City Radio - We Know Who We Are, Who The Fuck Are You?
11. Russ Rankin - Departures
12. Obi Fernandez - It Happens To Me
13. Ex Friends - Ex Friends
14. Young Skin - Paper Thin

IWrestledABearOnce have released an interactive music video for 'Button It Up.'

Blaqk Audio's video for 'Faith Healer' can be viewed here.

The Get Up Kids' Matt Pryor has started a new podcast called 'Nothing to Write Home About.'

Former Handguns guitarist Jake Langely has formed a new band called Post Season. The bands first song To Infinity And Beyond’ can be heard here.

Terrible Things will release a new EP called 'Pre-Transmission' on vinyl on November 27th.

The Maine's cover of 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' can be streamed here.

Angels & Airwaves posted a new song called ‘Diary’.

Ben Gibbard has released a new music video for 'Teardrop Windows.'

Like Moths To Flames have released their cover of fun.’s ‘Some Nights’, which can be streamed over at PureVolume.

The Swellers are giving away a new song Running Out of Places To Go’ for free here.

Man Overboard have announced a Holiday show at the Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia on December 15th. Support comes from I Am The Avalanche, Seahaven, Citizen, Daylight and Alan Day of Four Year Strong.

Pentimento are streaming a new song Almost Atlantic.’ Their self-titled album is set to be released on November 13th.

1. Unless [STREAM]
2. Circles [MUSIC VIDEO]
3. Conscience (Consequence)
4. The Wind
5. No One Lets You Know
6. Days Away
7. The Bridge
8. Almost Atlantic
9. Subtle Words
10. For Winter
11. On Summer

The new split EP from Nightmare of You and Nightmares for a Week, 'Nightmares' can be streamed here.

Rachel Taylor has taken control of the He Is We band name and will be writing, recording, and touring on a new record under the name.

letlive. have released part 1 of a three part documentary.

Ontario, California’s The Motel Life have signed with new LA label, True Grit Records. The label will re-release the band’s current EP, ‘Those Bruises,’ on vinyl early 2013. 

Hidden Hospitals' video for 'The Absence of Emotion' can be viewed here.

The new music video for ‘Everyday Pox’ from Napalm Death has been released.

Great Lakes USA are streaming a new song 'Grown Up Stuff.'

Buckcherry will release a new album, 'Confessions' through Century Media in early 2013.

Young Skin have released their new EP 'The Sticky Pages E.P' and can be streamed here.

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