Combined by an admiration for early 2000’s emo bands, Brighton’s As It Is are the latest emerging pop-punk band to be making waves in the UK. Next week sees the release of the bands second EP, 'This Mind Of Mine' which sees them grow as a cohesive unit to produce four songs of honest pop-punk. Having received an overwhelming response from a
Kickstarter campaign and with vocalist Patty Walters’ dedicated YouTube following, As It Is
are a band on the rise. We caught up with Ben to find out more.
After receiving a five star review last month, next Monday sees the UK release of Twin Forks' self-titled debut album. However we're giving away three copies of the album. Find out how you can win one of thee copies here.
With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
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.