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.
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.
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.
Did you hear about Gnarwolves at Hevy Fest? They opened up the Main Stage on the Friday and were playing to about 8 people. Why so? Well, whoever it was at the arena entrance said that ‘no bands were playing’ and that nobody could enter, even though everyone could CLEARLY hear Gnarwolves. Cue super punk moment of everyone rushing the gates and storming in to watch one of the fastest rising bands the UK has to offer. Believe the hype.
Despite the alcohol we managed to chat to Gnarwolves about their previous musical endeavours, their involvement with Tangled Talk and watching movies with either ‘a chick or dudes’…
'CRU' by Gnarwolves is out now on Tangled Talk Records.
View more of Already Heard’s coverage of Hevy Festival 2012 here.
Questions by Rosie Kerr (@Rosiekerr)
Gnarwolves have joined Big Scary Monsters Records and will be re-releasing their latest EP 'CRU' on CD next month.
The EP, which comes in a cardboard wallet with a slipcase, was originally released on 7” vinyl via Tangled Talk earlier this year, and sold out within two days.
'CRU' can be pre-ordered through BSM Records.
28 - London, Old Blue Last (w/ Joyce Manor)
30 - Gloucester, Underground Festival
01 - Exeter, Phoenix (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
02 - Southampton, Mo Club (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
03 - Bristol, Trinity (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
04 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
05 - Glasgow, Garage (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
06 - Middlesbrough, Spensley’s Emporium
07 - Manchester, Club Academy (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
08 - Norwich, Arts Centre (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
09 - Birmingham, Academy II (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
10 - Leeds, Cockpit (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
11 - London, Electric Ballroom (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
01.11 - Margate, West Coast Bar (w/ The Story So Far)
02.11 - Coventry, Kasbah (w/ The Story So Far)
03.11 - Bournemouth, Sound Circus (w/ The Story So Far)
Gruff, fast and pop. Equally fitting of an unlikely brand of cereal, these qualitatives also conveniently fit Brighton punk outfit Gnarwolves. EP 'CRU' is a showcase of the warm-hearted aggression they wear on their sleeve through half a dozen fast-paced and rowdy tracks of pop-punk goodness. The band find their spot somewhere between the songwriting of early Against Me! combined with a style along the lines of Basement, a cocktail that surely has a bunch of people foaming at the mouth.
Opener ‘History Is Bunk’ is a short, sweet and triumphant blast as it sprints out of the starting blocks all crashing cymbals and raucous guitars before cutting with an effortless suddenness into a rousing chorus of gang vocals as they iterate again and again that ‘it’s not the same thing’. All credit should be due to the superb songwriting on display here as ‘We Want The Whip’ is another little gem that sees the band weave shouty verses with charming choruses ready to be shouted back at the band.
Gnarwolves have released their new EP 'CRU' through Tangled Talk.
Click read more to stream 'CRU' in full.
Gnarwolves have announced they will release their new EP 'CRU' on July 16th through Tangled Talk Records.
1. History Is Bunk
2. We Want The Whip
3. Community, Stability, Identity
4. A Gram Is Better Than A Damn
5. Oh, Brave New World
'Coffee' can be streamed below.