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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.
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.

Nai Harvest Posts Teenage Fanclub Cover

Nai Harvest have followed up their recent 'Hold Open My Head' EP by released a cover of Teenage Fanclub's 'Ain’t That Enough'.

The track will be released tomorrow as part of Art Is Hard Records’ 'Pizza Club' singles series, which offers a free single every other Friday throughout 2014.

Head on over to Stereogum or click read more to hear the bands cover.

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Asking Alexandria Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’

As part of the the forthcoming 'Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2' compilation, Asking Alexandria have released their cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Closer' and its lyric video can be viewed by clicking read more.

'Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2' is released on March 31st on Fearless Records.

1. Get Scared - “My Own Worst Enemy” originally performed by Lit
2. Memphis May Fire - “Interstate Love Song” originally performed by Stone Temple Pilots
3. Asking Alexandria – “Closer” originally performed by Nine Inch Nails
4. The Color Morale - “Everlong” originally performed by Foo Fighters
5. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - “All Star” originally performed by Smash Mouth
6. Mayday Parade - “Comedown” originally performed by Bush
7. Motionless In White - “Du Hast” originally performed by Rammstein
8. Yellowcard - “Today” originally performed by Smashing Pumpkins
9. Hands Like Houses - “Torn” originally performed by Natalie Imbruglia
10. The Ghost Inside - “Southtown” originally performed by P.O.D.
11. Falling In Reverse - “Gangsta’s Paradise” originally performed by Coolio
12. ICE NINE KILLS - “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” originally performed by Green Day

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Hildamay Cover Nirvana’s ‘Rape Me’

In honour of 'Kurt Cobain Day’, Hildamay have released a cover of Nirvana's 'Rape Me'.

Hildamay Tim Lawrence made the following comment about the cover:

“We sat down and jammed out some Nirvana songs. We could have gone for something more ‘out there’, or something more popular, but we liked the message of this song and we felt that it is a true reflection of Cobain’s incredibly powerful, yet simple songwriting,”

Click read more to stream Hildamay's cover of 'Rape Me'.

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The Hell Release Free ‘Stay Another Day’ Cover

Anonymous Watford hardcore group The Hell have released a free cover of 'Stay Another Day'.

The track was originally recorded by 90s boyband East 17, and The Hell's take on it can be downloaded for free here and streamed by clicking read more.

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Exclusive Song Stream: We Still Dream - Valentine (The Get Up Kids cover)

Last week we premiered the first of two exclusive tracks from Pacific Ridge Records' forthcoming 'A Tribute To The Get Up Kids' release.

Now we’re back to showcase the second and this time around we have a track from Jacksonville, Florida pop punk band We Still Dream and their take on The Get Up Kids' 'Valentine'.

'A Tribute To The Get Up Kids' from Pacific Ridge Records is released on 10th December.

Pacific Ridge Records links: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp

We Still Dream links: Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp|Website

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The Vestals Cover College’s ‘A Real Hero’

South Wales band The Vestals recently recorded a cover of College's 'A Real Hero' for the inaugural Soundtrack Sessions.

The original version was made famous by the movie 'Drive', and The Vestals take on the song can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Frank Turner Covers Biffy Clyro’s ‘Who’s Got A Match?’

Having previously covered songs by Abba, Take That and The Kinks, Frank Turner has now released a cover of Biffy Clyro's 'Who's Got A Match?'.

Turner’s take on the 'Puzzle' album track appears on his new 'Losing Days' EP and can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Frank Turner Covers The Kinks’ ‘Waterloo Sunset’

Frank Turner recently performed a cover of The Kinks’ 'Waterloo Sunset' for SiriusXM’s The Spectrum.

Turner’s take on the song can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Sat 8th - Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Sun 9th - Manchester Arena
Tue 11th - Plymouth Pavillions
Wed 12th - London O2
Thu 13th - Portsmouth Guildhall

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Hacktivist Posts Free Jay-Z & Kanye West Cover

Having spent the summer playing numerous festivals throughout the UK and Europe, UK grime / metal quintet Hacktivist have now posted their cover of Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ’N***as In Paris’.

A free download of the track can be found here, and the accompanying video can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Boston Manor Posts Blink-182 Cover (‘Online Song’)

Emerging Blackpool pop punk band Boston Manor have posted a cover of Blink-182's 'Online Songs'.

The bands take on the 'Take Off Your Pants and Jacket' track can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Lower Lands Cover Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’

Lincolnshire rockers Lower Lands have posted a cover of Weezer's classic 'Buddy Holly.'

View the bands acoustic take on the track by clicking read more.

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Architects Posts Bon Iver Cover (‘Blood Bank’)

Following on from their recent cover of Thrice's ‘Of Dust And Nations,’ Architects have posted a cover of Bon Ivor's 'Blood Bank.'

Click read more to hear Architects’ take on the track.

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Already Heard Session: Annabel - Ignition (Remix) (R Kelly Cover)

A little birdie had told us that Annabel were fans of the R&B maestro that is R Kelly. So, we cheekily asked if a cover was possible and this was the outcome, with a little help/dancing from Erik of Dowsing. Internet, this is what dreams are made of.

‘Youth In Youth’ by Annabel is out now on Count Your Lucky Stars.

Annabel links: Facebook|Twitter|Tumblr

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Frank Turner BBC Live Lounge Videos including Foo Fighters ‘All My Life’ Cover

Last week Frank Turner appeared on BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge where he performed his forthcoming single, 'The Way I Tend To Be' as well as a cover of 'All My Life' by Foo Fighters.

Videos of both songs can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Architects Cover Thrice’s ‘Of Dust And Nations’

Having played the Download Festival before jetting off to the Vans Warped Tour in America last weekend, Architects have treated fans to a cover of 'Of Dust And Nations,' originally by Thrice.

Click read more to stream the bands take on the track.

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