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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: READING AND LEEDS FESTIVAL 2014 - 20 MUST-SEE ACTS
It’s no doubt it has been an incredible summer of music, and it’s not over yet as the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival takes place this weekend. With dozens of acts playing across 8 stages over 3 days, there is lot to choose from. As always the Already Heard team has got together to pick out what we think are the 20 must-see acts at Reading and Leeds 2014.
HEVY FEST 2014
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: BLOODY KNEES
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER - FROM HER EYES - DEMONS EP
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
ALREADY HEARD SESSION: DIAMOND YOUTH - DON’T FEEL REAL
During their recent first ever run of the UK with Citizen and Headroom, Justin Gilman and
Sam Trapkin of Diamond Youth met up with Already Heard ahead of the band’s London show
to record an ‘Already Heard Session.'


Album Review: Wicked Snakes - Lead Me to the Sun

imageTaking a firm grasp on a psychedelic mix of heavy metal, rock, sludge and subtle progressive elements, Wicked Snakes’ first EP is nothing short of sensational in its delivery.

Only forming this year, the quartet have seamlessly been hard at work with creating a blissfully fun, sun drenched effort that spans 7 tracks in the vein of Cancer bats or an angrier Baroness.

The album starts with ‘A Ceremony’ easing a tender bluesy introduction that explodes into a straight forward beat, which is bruising to say the lease. The chorus has these galloping guitars, which have a reminiscing western feel to them. These completely change the direction of the song without making it seem contrived but keeps the energy going too.

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New Eager Teeth Video (‘Constant Entertainment’)

Eager Teeth have premiered the music video for 'Constant Entertainment', and can be viewed by clicking read more.

The track comes from the bands self-titled album which is out now on A Wolf At Your Door Records.

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A Wolf At Your Door Sign Wicked Snakes

A Wolf At Your Door Records have announced the signing of Staffordshire band Wicked Snakes.

The band’s upcoming debut EP, ‘Lead Me To The Sun’, is set for release on November 23rd.

A track entitled ‘Cold Heart’ can be streamed by clicking read more.

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The Ocean Between Us Vocalist Judd Wrighton Announces Departure

The Ocean Between Us vocalist Judd Wrighton has announced his departure from the band.

The news comes after the band cancelled the remaining dates of their UK tour last week. As Wrighton reveals in a lengthy message below, the band have suffered finacially difficulties over the last eighteen months. Judd also expressed his frustration over the delayed release of the bands recently released album, 'Savoir Faire.'

Judd Wrighton posted the following message:

"I know it’s April Fools Day and I couldn’t really choose a worse day to announce this as most of you probably will think its just a prank… I can assure you with the great detail that this is far from a joke. (Its after 12 anyway.)

But last week mid-tour, I decided to part ways with my band. This is why the tour was cut short along with we couldn’t even afford to hire the van driver for any more days as it was putting us in serious debt; apologies York and London.

I am fully acknowledging that after years of hard work, constant struggling and skinting myself just to push myself that little bit further, taking chances, getting ill, getting constantly messed about by the money hungry industry and obvious disagreements and differences with about 8 different ex and current members I’ve dealt with over the past few years, it has all gone to waste.

There is only so much I could have done, however to make a career out of music is for the third parties to help you in one way or another, whether its lots of money, general contacts, awesome press, awesome management etc we never had the option for any of that, it has always been based upon nothing other than hard work which of course is the only thing i could have put in that doesnt cost me any money.

Another thing is we recorded our debut album in April last year and was ready to release at the end of summer 2012. Why I had to suffer cleaning toilets for the past 6 months waiting for the day of 25th March 2013 is beyond me but still it has been far too long since we had a good run in 2011. The wait has done nothing apart from literally watch a line go more and more downhill.

As far as I’m concerned I personally dont think THE OCEAN BETWEEN US will go any further as a band and will reach very few new ears.

Benjamin has sided me with this decision and I’m not sure at this point what the rest of the guys are going to do. There will probably be some talks later this week. However all I can say is thanks to everyone who’s been apart of this for me over the years, and to go support our record label by buying a copy of the new album or buying a t-shirt or something.

I will always continue writing music and you will be hearing something new musically from me very soon but TOBU is just a non progression in my eyes and i am done wasting my time and efforts with it.

I am also going to continue making music videos and work as hard as I can to get as good as I can possibly be at drawing, for a possible future in tattooing (if I’m ever good enough) and just keep using my creative mind to rolly polly my way through life. Expect big things, expect no things. I don’t have a clue what the future holds. I actually have nothing after I fucked up everything I cared about over the past 2 years due to being a social retard and not having my priorities straight.

So I guess it can only get better from here, right?”

Album Review: The Ocean Between Us - Savoir Faire

imageThe Ocean Between Us have kept their fans in great suspense but the wait is finally over with their debut album ‘Savoir Faire’ ready for people to get their hands on; it was definitely worth the wait.

From opener ‘In Sickness And Wealth’ right through to closer ‘God Is An Atheist,’ The Ocean Between Us consistently deliver their trademark post-metalcore sound to a killer standard. With fierce vocals, chugged riffs and rapid percussion, the quintet mixes the perfect combination of elements to produce some really solid material.

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The Ocean Between Us Release ‘Safety’ Music Video

Following their inclusion in this month’s staff playlist, The Ocean Between Us has released their new music video for 'Safety' and can be viewed by clicking read more.

The track is set to appear on the bands début album ‘Savoir Faire’ and is released on March 25th through A Wolf At Your Door Records.

March
22 Leeds - The Cockpit
23 Worksop - Frog and Nightgown
24 Dundee - Non Zero’s
25 Glasgow - Audio
26 Newcastle - Trillians
27 Leicester - The Cookie Jar
28 Worcester - DNA
29 Kingston - The Peel

Album Review: Eager Teeth - Eager Teeth

imageMembers of the impressive roster of A Wolf at Your Door alumni (with other such breakaway successes such as Lower Than Atlantis, Deaf Havana, and this year’s hopefuls Mallory Knox) Eager Teeth have been taken under the wing of AWOYD, which seem to generate success. These guys must be excited. A refreshing take on post hardcore, a more friendly take on punk, Eager Teeth’s self titled debut album bursts with energy, not seeming to take a breath.

The perfect song to open the album, ‘Mary Rosed’ sets the precedent for the rest of the album, immediately defining their sound and displaying the talents of the band. One of the main things that stands out is just how raw these guys sound; it’s just pure rock n’ roll, balls to the wall punk rock.

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The Ocean Between Us Release ‘Sickness & Wealth’ Music Video

The Ocean Between Us have released their new video for 'Sickness & Wealth' and can be by clicking read more.

The track is set to appear on the bands début album ‘Savoir Faire’ and is released on March 25th 2013 through A Wolf At Your Door Records.

The Ocean Between Us will also head out on a UK tour in March with Doomed From Day One.

March
22 Leeds - The Cockpit
23 Worksop - Frog and Nightgown
24 Dundee - Non Zero’s
25 Glasgow - Audio
26 Newcastle - Trillians
27 Leicester - The Cookie Jar
28 Worcester - DNA
29 Kingston - The Peel

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Eager Teeth Announce Debut Album

imageHaving recently joined A Wolf At Your Door Records, Eager Teeth have announced their self-titled album will be released on 18th March.

The band are set to tour with Hacktivist and Neck Deep next month with dates to be announced soon.

Mallory Knox Release ‘Lighthouse’ Music Video

Mallory Knox are set for big things in 2013 and are kicking it off with the release of their new music video for 'Lighthouse’.

The video can be viewed by clicking read more, and is taken from the bands forthcoming album 'Signals'.

‘Signals’ by Mallory Knox is out 21st January via A Wolf At Your Door Records.

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Album Review: Mallory Knox - Signals

imageConsidering their arguably short career, Cambridge quintet Mallory Knox has already reached an impressive status and this is only just the beginning. With ‘Signals’ ready for release there is a lot depending on this début full-length; bearing this in mind I am more than intrigued to dig in and see what the five-piece are made of.

The first few tracks on Signals’ sets the standard high and there’s hope that this will continue to define a strong and consistent record. Beggars’ executes a highly infectious chorus, hosting impressive emotional filled vocals from frontman Mikey Chapman. Having all four remaining members on backing vocals works in the bands favour at the end of the track, with quieter crossover vocals adding some last minute texture to an already belter of a song.

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A Wolf At Your Door Records Release ‘Unsigned Showcase - Best Of 2012’ Compilation

A Wolf At Your Door Records have compiled the best tracks from their series of 'Unsigned Showcase' compilations, and are offering it as a free download on Bandcamp.

'Unsigned Showcase - Best of 2012' features songs from Black Years, Baby Godzilla, Blow Goat, Tu Amore, Ursa Major and more.

Click read more to 'Unsigned Showcase - Best of 2012'.

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Mallory Knox Reveal Début Album Details (‘Signals’)

Mallory Knox have confirmed their début album, ‘Signals’, will be released on 21st January through A Wolf At Your Door Records.

01. Beggars
02. Lighthouse
03. Death Rattle
04. Wolves
05. 1949
06. Wake Up
07. Hello
08. Misdemeanour
09. Bury Your Head
10. Signals
11. Creeper

Album Review: We Are Lost Boys - Life EP

Reading’s promising talent We Are Lost Boys return with their second EP ‘Life’, having debuted with ‘Making Memories’ last year. With the four-piece having shared stages with big names such as Deaf Havana and We Are The Ocean they have already impressed sold out venues, hoping to impress similarly with this new record.

Opener Don’t Care’ notes heavy influences of Lower Than Atlantis in the opening riff, continued melody – in particular the second half of the first verse where the drum beat kicks in - and throughout the chorus. The one element that distinguishes this alternative rock band from their influence is vocalist Danny Wright’s distinguishable sounds in the verses. ‘Don’t Care’ makes for a great opening track on the EP and its energy gives ‘Life’ a promising start.

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We Are Lost Boys Release ‘Old Street’ Video & Announce UK Tour Dates

Today A Wolf At Your Door Records' latest singing We Are Lost Boys release their new EP 'Life'. To coincide with its release, the Reading-based band have released their new video for 'Old Street,' which can be viewed by clicking read more below.

In additional news, We Are Lost Boys will be heading out on a run of UK dates in December.

December
09 The George, Andover
10 The Croft, Bristol
11 The Ballroom, Birmingham
13 Avondale House, Southampton
14 Met Lounge, Peterborough
16 O2 Islington Academy, London

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