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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
Amidst erratic weather and a surface of the slippery and gooey sort, 2000trees Festival held another stellar edition of new British music (with a couple of underground heroes to top it off) with three days of the most varied rock genres and exciting bands to emerge from the UK.
Early entry ticket holders were treated to a fine selection of alternative rock to enjoy under the biblical rainfall. Real newcomers I, The Lion and The Cape Of Good Hope both made decent introductions to their sound with the latter edging somewhat with their instrumental dual-drumming sound. Straight Lines' brand of infectious pop-rock drew a comfortable crowd under the tent as they confidently belted hook after hook after hook.
Quite suddenly, and out of the blue, 2000trees were with what was certainly one of the stand-out gigs of the festival. Tall Ships unleashed a synthy, post-rock, loop-pedal-overusing, rousing, dancing and emotional thunderstorm of a setlist. From 'T=0's arty dance rhythms to ‘Vessels’ wonderful crowd participation with 'Plate Tectonics' a superb highlight, the band were drawing muddy drifting souls into the tent and selling them their world.