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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.
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!
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.
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.
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.'

Aliases Release Tears For Fears Cover

Manchester based tech metal outfit Aliases have posted a cover of Tears For Fears' ‘Mad World’.

The cover can be streamed by clicking read more, and is available to download for free to fans who have donated to bands PledgeMusic campaign. The band are currently preparing their new album, and are aiming to release the record in February 2015.

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Betraying The Martyrs Cover Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’

Paris-based metalcore band Betraying The Martyrs have released a cover of 'Let It Go' from the Disney animation film - Frozen. The original version has become Worldwide hit with endless amount of covers and even won an Oscar earlier this year.

The track can be purchased here, and its video can be viewed after the jump.

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Marmozets Cover Morrissey’s ‘Irish Blood, English Heart’

Marmozets recently recorded an XFM session where they performed a cover of Morrissey's 'Irish Blood, English Heart'.

The band have now posted a stream of the cover, and can be heard by clicking read more.

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Morain Cover The Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’

Leeds quartet Morain have released a cover of The Police's 'Every Breath You Take', with accompanying “cheesy” 80’s video to top things off.

Morain's vocalist Wil Frost explains how it came about:

"This has started to become something of a tradition for us. When we released our Are We Lost EP in 2012 we decided to cover The Cure’s ‘Love Cats’, just for a bit of fun during the campaign and it went down really well, which was great. So when the idea was mentioned again for our new EP ‘Worlds Apart’, we couldn’t resist. We channelled some cheesy 1980’s vibes into the video which was pretty funny and ridiculous to shoot. Hopefully people will enjoy it and realise it’s all very lighthearted"

Click read more to hear the bands take on the classic song.

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Exclusive Song Premier: Marius Paxcow - Edge Of Glory (Lady Gaga cover)

Today Already Heard is pleased to run another exclusive song premier, and once again we’re teaming up with Pacific Ridge Records.

On May 20th, Marius Paxcow will be releasing a covers album titled 'Grand Theft Audio VI'. Marius is also the frontman from Swedish pop-punk band Future Idiots.

'Grand Theft Audio VI' features covers of tracks by Blink-182, Miley Cyrus, Sum 41, Katy Perry and more.

Already Heard has the honour of premiering Paxcow's cover of Lady Gaga's 'Edge Of Glory'.

'Grand Theft Audio VI' by Marius Paxcow is released on 20th May on Pacific Ridge Records.

Marius Paxcow links: Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp

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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.

Thu 6th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Fri 7th - Nottingham Arena
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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