Already Heard
EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: NOYO MATHIS - ENDURE
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.
INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
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.
FIVES: MUST HEAR SEPTEMBER 2014 RELEASES
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: HOMEBOUND
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.
INTERVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE
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.
LEEDS FESTIVAL 2014
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
HEVY FEST 2014
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!


Blitz Kids Release New Music Video for ‘Perfect’

Blitz Kids have released their new music video for the song 'Perfect'.

The track is taken from their latest album 'The Good Youth', released earlier this year on Red Bull Records. The band will also be touring this October with Natives and Scholars. The dates are as follows:

September
30 Plymouth White Rabbit
October
01 Southampton Talking Heads
02 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
03 Nottingham Basement
04 Manchester Sound Control
05 Glasgow Cathouse
06 Liverpool East Village Arts Club
07 Leeds Cockpit
09 London Garage
10 Birmingham Asylum

Click read more to view the new video.

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Marmozets Announce All-Ages Matinee Show

Marmozets have announced they are to play an all-ages matinee show at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston on the 5th October amongst their tour with Lonely the Brave and Allusondrugs.

Tickets are available in a CD and ticket bundle, the CD being their debut album 'The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets', which you can purchase here on the Banquet Records website.

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The Smith Street Band Sign US Deal with SideOneDummy Records

Australia’s The Smith Street Band have joined SideOneDummy Records, and will release their third LP, 'Throw Me In The River', on October 28th. The album will be released through Banquet in the UK.

Citizen and Diamond Youth Banquet Records In-store Video

As part of their current UK tour together Citizen and Diamond Youth recently played an in-store session at Banquet Records in Kingston.

Videos of both bands sets can be viewed after the jump below.

July (support from Headroom)
21 Bristol The Exchange
22 Birmingam The Flapper
23 Derby Victoria Inn
24 Glasgow Audio
25 Manchester Star & Garter
26 Leeds Cockpit

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Plague Vendor Add Banquet Records Show to UK Tour

Cali garage punk quartet Plague Vendor have added a free instore show at Banquet Records, as part of their short UK run next week.

May
20th Banquet Records instore (6pm) - FREE
21st Sebright Arms (supporting Big Ups)
22nd Old Blue Last - FREE

FIVES: Must Hear March 2014 Releases

With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases with new music coming from the likes of Architects, Taking Back Sunday, La Dispute, and Memphis May Fire.

However here at Already Heard, we’ve decided to highlight five other March releases for this edition of "Fives". Our list includes an outstanding EP from a Sheffield-based duo, a split from two of the best UK underground punk bands, the debut LP from one of this country’s most promising pop-rock bands, the return of a Detroit pop-punk band and a stunning sophomore release from a Southern Californian band.

What releases are you looking forward to hearing this month? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter or Facebook.

Seahaven - Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
Since the release of their debut 'Ghost' record and their 2011 full-length 'Winter Forever', Californian quartet Seahaven have built a tight yet strong follow for their brand of blues-y indie rock. With a UK tour alongside Nai Harvest and No Sleep Records newbees Battle Lines taking place next month, Seahaven drop 'Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only' at the end of March.

'Reverie Lagoon' builds on the bands atmospheric tones of its predecessor and delivers a compelling record filed with dreamy guitars and harmonies that ebb and flow throughout. Tracks like 'On The Floor' and 'Solar Eclipse' are delicate and throughly absorbing, whilst 'Flesh' and 'Silhouette (Latin Skin)' display the transition from the bands former emo/indie guitar sound to a more softer and focused approach. (SR)

'Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only' by Seahaven is released on 25th March on Run For Cover Records.

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Banquet Records Announce Laura Jane Grace Instore Show

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace will be performing an intimate instore show at Banquet Records this Saturday (March 1st).

Full details can be found here.

Neck Deep Posts Winter 2013 UK Tour Video and Announce US Split 7” with Knuckle Puck

Late last year Neck Deep supported The Wonder Years on their UK tour alongside Real Friends and Handguns.

The Welsh pop-punk group have now posted a lengthy tour video documenting the tour, and can be viewed after the jump below.

In related news, Neck Deep will be releasing a split 7” in the US with Knuckle Puck via Bad Timing Records on February 25th. The release will include two songs from the bands recent 'Wishful Thinking' LP; 'Crushing Grief (No Remedy)' and 'Growing Pains'.

Banquet Records will be releasing the 7” in the UK and can be pre-ordered here.

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Taking Back Sunday Confirm Kingston Show

Taking Back Sunday have announced a show at McClusky’s in Kingston on February 19th.

Tickets for the show are available in various bundles through Banquet Records.

The following pre-order bundles are available:

CD & Ticket - £20
LP & Ticket - £25
Ticket Only - £12

Please be aware this is a 14+ show.

Those that purchase the CD/LP & Ticket bundle will have the opportunity to meet the band earlier in the day when they do a signing at Banquet Records at 5pm.

'Happiness Is' will be released on March 17th on Hopeless Records.

You Me At Six Announce Second Banquet Records Show and US Record Deal

Due to public demand, You Me At Six and Banquet Records have announced a second acoustic at McClusky’s in Kingston on Sunday 26th January.

The show will take place at 1pm and tickets can be purchased here.

In related news, You Me At Six have signed a US deal with Prospect Park Records for the release of their new album.

You Me At Six's new album, 'Cavalier Youth' will be released in the UK on 27th January.

Gnarwolves Announce ‘Chronicles Of Gnarnia’ Discography Release

Gnarwolves have announced they will release a discography collection entitled 'Chronicles Of Gnarnia’ at the end of February with the UK release being handled through Banquet Records (CD/vinyl) and Beach Community (cassette).

Pure Noise Records and Ice Grills Records will be releasing the record in the United States and Japan respectively.

1. Party Jams
2. Decay
3. No Time For Old Bones
4. Reaper
5. Chlorine In The Jean Pule
6. History Is Bunk
7. We Want The Whip!
8. Community, Stability, Identity
9. A Gram Is Better Than A Damn
10. Oh Brave New World
11. Coffee
12. Melody Has Big Plans
13. Tongue Surfer
14. Limerence
15. High On A Wire

Neck Deep Banquet Records Instore Video

This past Monday Neck Deep played an instore session at Banquet Records to celebrate the release of their new album, 'Wishful Thinking'.

A video of the bands full set can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Man Overboard Banquet Records Instore Show Announced

Man Overboard have announced they will be playing an inshore show at Banquet Records on February 6th whilst they’re on tour with Mayday Parade.

Full details can be found here.

Decade and Divided By Friday will also be supporting.

January
23 Bournemouth O2 Academy
24 Stoke Sugarmill
25 Norwich Waterfront
26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
27 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
28 Glasgow Qmu
30 Manchester Academy 2
31 Birmingham Library
February
01 Dublin Academy
02 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
03 Cardiff Solus
04 Leeds Cockpit
05 Oxford O2 Academy 2
06 Banquet Records (Instore), Kingston (Man Overboard only)
07 London Koko

A Day To Remember Acoustic Banquet Records Video

This past Monday A Day To Remember played an inshore acoustic show at Banquet Records.

A video of the full set can be viewed by clicking read more.

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The Menzingers/Tigers Jaw Banquet Records Instore Session Videos

As part of their recent UK tour together The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw both played an instore sessions at Banquet Records in Kingston.

Videos of both bands sets along with The Menzingers' live set from The Fighting Cocks can be viewed by clicking read more.

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