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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.
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.
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.
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.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!

Empress AD, Empire and Bad Sign set to Support Devil Sold His Soul in London

Empress AD, Empire and Bad Sign have been confirmed as support for Devil Sold His Soul's one-off show at The Underworld in London on October 3rd.

Devil Sold His Soul will release their new EP, 'Belong ╪ Betray’, on November 17th on Basick Records.

Live Photos: Devil Sold His Soul - Hevy Fest 2014 - Port Lympne - 15/08/2014

View more of Already Heard's Hevy Fest 2014 coverage here.

Photos by Heather Fitsell.

Devil Sold His Soul Announce New EP

Prog metallers Devil Sold His Soul have announced the release of new EP 'Belong ╪ Betray' on the 17th Novemberon Basick Records.

Produced by guitarist Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios, the five track EP is the band’s first material with recently added vocalist Paul Green.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. 'Devastator'
2. ‘Time’
3. ‘Unveiled’
4. ‘#’
5. ‘Alive’

The sextet have also announced a one-off show at The Underworld in Camden, London on the 3rd October.

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Architects, Devil Sold His Soul, AIHN and More Contribute to Sea Shepherd Benefit Compilation

A new compilation featuring tracks by Architects, Devil Sold His Soul, Apologies, I Have None, Goodtime Boys and several others is set to be released on August 12th.

The compilation is called 'Raise The Mast' and will see proceeds go to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

1. Astpai – 2000 Pills
2. Apologies, I Have None – Long Gone
3. Devil Sold His Soul – Time
4. Architects – Naysayer
5. Test of Time – Riptide
6. Woahnows – Painfully Safe
7. Doe – Oh, Nostalgia!
8. The Smith Street Band – Bigger Than Us
9. Liberation Service – Drifters
10. Luke Godwin – Grinding Gears
11. Elway – Ariel
12. Luca Brasi – Borders & Statelines
13. Goodtime Boys – Moral Decay
14. Freak Wave – Falling Apart

Devil Sold His Soul, Fearless Vampire Killers and More Added to Camden Rocks 2014

The latest acts for the Camden Rocks Festival has been announced with the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Fearless Vampire Killers, A Plastic Rose, Zoax and Mixhell.

Other names announced today are Johnny Borrell and Zazou, Toseland, Little Barrie, Rubylux, Empress, Longy, Money For Rope, Vuvuvultures, Under The Influence, Flagship, The Carnabys, Tax The Heat, The Ratells, The RPM’s, Audio Whores, Adam French, Shooting Suns and Remote View.

Camden Rocks Festival takes place on May 31st and sees 200 bands playing in twenty different venues for just £25.

Further information can be found at

View the full line-up by clicking read more.

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Hevy Fest Announces 2014 Dates and First 20 Bands

The Hevy Fest has confirmed it will make its full return this summer. The festival will take place Friday 15th and Saturday 16th August in the grounds of Port Lympne in Kent.

Although headliners are yet to be announced, the first 20 bands have been confirmed with over 40 more to be announced in the coming months.

Brutality Will Prevail
The Catharsis
Deez Nuts
Devil Sold His Soul
Empress AD
The Hell
Nai Harvest
The One Hundred
Palm Reader
Reel Big Fish
The Safety Fire
Stampin’ Ground
Texas in July

A limited allocation of Tier 1 tickets will be on sale tomorrow (Thursday 1st May) at 7pm for £59.

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Devil Sold His Soul, Martyr Defiled, Now, Voyager and More Added to UK Tech-Fest

The second announcement for the 2014 UK Tech-Fest has been made and sees the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Chimp Spanner, The Algorithm,, and Martyr Defiled being added to the 4 day festival.

Other names announced today are Destiny Potato, Alaya, David Maxim Micic, Eumeria, Now, Voyager, Shields, No Sin Evades His Gaze, Noise Trail Immersion and Doomed From Day One.

UK Tech-Fest takes place at the Showground in Newark, Nottinghamshire from July 10th to 14th.

Weekend tickets cost £59.99 (+£20 for camping) and are on sale now from Ticket Script.

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Devil Sold His Soul Join Basick Records

Basick Records have announced the signing of Devil Sold His Soul . The deal will see the label re-release 'Darkness Prevails' and 'A Fragile Hope', as well as unveil new material from the band, currently pencilled for Spring 2014.

Basick Records' Barley commented on the signing:

"I’ve been a Devil Sold His Soul fan ever since I felt the first chords of Darkness Prevails crunching through my skull back in 2005. When I got the recent news that my good friend Paul Green was taking up vocal duties for the band, I just knew that the result would be something that I would have to try and work with in any way I could. Enormous songwriting coupled with a ridiculous vocal talent; DSHS just achieved a Level-Up!"

The bands new music video for current single, 'Time' has also been premiered and can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Devil Sold His Soul Give Away First Song with New Vocalist (‘Time’)

Devil Sold His Soul have premiered a new track called 'Time'. The track is available to download for free here, and is the bands first material with new vocalist Paul Green.

October (Support from We Butter The Bread With Butter and Palm Reader)
2nd Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
3rd Manchester NQ Live
4th Sheffield Corporation
5th Nottingham Rock City Basement
6th Glasgow Ivory Blacks
7th Newcastle Reds
9th Leeds Cockpit
10th Norwich Waterfront Studio
11th Brighton Audio
12th Bristol Exchange
13th Exeter The Cavern
15th Cardiff Moon Club
16th Southampton The Cellar
17th London Borderline
18th Margate West Coast Bar

The lyric video for 'Time' can be viewed after the jump below.

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Palm Reader Added to Devil Sold His Soul UK Tour

Palm Reader have been added as support for Devil Sold His Soul's October UK tour.

We Butter The Bread With Butter will also be supporting.

2nd Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
3rd Manchester NQ Live
4th Sheffield Corporation
5th Nottingham Rock City Basement
6th Glasgow Ivory Blacks
7th Newcastle Reds
9th Leeds Cockpit
10th Norwich Waterfront Studio
11th Brighton Audio
12th Bristol Exchange
13th Exeter The Cavern
15th Cardiff Moon Club
16th Southampton The Cellar
17th London Borderline
18th Margate West Coast Bar

Devil Sold His Soul Announce UK Tour with We Butter The Bread With Butter

Devil Sold His Soul will embark on thei first UK headline tour with new vocalist Paul Green in October.

Support comes from We Butter The Bread With Butter.

2nd Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
3rd Manchester NQ Live
4th Sheffield Corporation
5th Nottingham Rock City Basement
6th Glasgow Ivory Blacks
7th Newcastle Reds
9th Leeds Cockpit
10th Norwich Waterfront Studio
11th Brighton Audio
12th Bristol Exchange
13th Exeter The Cavern
15th Cardiff Moon Club
16th Southampton The Cellar
17th London Borderline
18th Margate West Coast Bar

Live Review & Photos: Hit The Deck 2013 - Nottingham - 21/04/2013


Back for a third year running and back in it’s home of Nottingham, Hit The Deck once again produced a superb showing of rock, punk, metal, hardcore and everything in between even if the line up looked lacklusture on paper.


View on Flickr. Photos by Carrie-Anne Pollard.

The day starts in the Stealth venue where, unfortunately, California shoegazer’s Whirr have the task of kicking off the festival, however at half 12 on a Sunday the bands atmospheric, drawn out approach isn’t quite the ideal opening for a festival like Hit The Deck. (2/5) Thankfully Northern metalcore band Black Dogs get things going with their aggressive and ferocious energy as tracks like ‘Savages’ leave a good impression and makes them a band to keep an eye on in the coming months. (3/5) (SR)


View on Flickr. Photos by Carrie-Anne Pollard.

Over at the Rescue Rooms The Front Bottoms make a welcomed appearance with their brand of acousitc indie-folk-punk. Brian Sella’s nasally voice fits the bands light, upbeat sound with recent additions Tom Warren and Ciaran O’Donnel giving the band a more well-rounded sound. New songs like ‘Au Revoir (Adios)’ and ‘Twin Size Mattress’ showcase the bands forthcoming album in a strong light and sit along well next to older numbers ‘Swimming Pool’ and ‘Maps.’ (4/5) (SR)

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Festival Preview: Hit The Deck 2013 - 10 Must-See Bands

The 2013 festival season rolls out this weekend with Hit The Deck 2013. Now in it’s third year, 2013 sees the one-day indoor festival expand for the first time with an additional taking place in Bristol on Saturday before returning to it’s natural home of Nottingham on Sunday.

As always the festival promises a great mix of exciting bands and a wealth of familiar acts such as headliners Don Broco, We Are The In Crowd, Title Fight, Bleeding Through, We Are The Ocean and Pure Love.

While there is an abundance of up and coming bands from The Front Bottoms, Great Cynics, Mallory Knox, Attention Thieves, Natives and many more.

To give you a little taster of what to expect, we’ve picked out 10 must-see bands to check out at Hit The Deck 2013.

Title Fight
The perfect amalgamation of punk and hardcore, Title Fight’s sophomore record ‘Floral Green,’was released to rave reviews at the back end of last year and it’s not hard to see why.

Spiky riffs laden with feedback provide the backing for vocal talents Jamie Rhoden and Ned Russin to shine, and tunes like ‘Secret Society’ provide the perfect opportunity to hoist yourself up above the crowd and sing yourself hoarse.

A split release with Touche Amore has recently surfaced online and yet Hit the Deck marks the beginning of the Fight’s first European tour since 'Floral Green'’s release so you can expect the boys to be on fighting form. (CS)

When & Where: 21:00 on the Big Deal Clothing Stage (Both Bristol and Nottingham)

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Vocalist Ed Gibbs Set to Leave Devil Sold His Soul

Vocalist Ed Gibbs has announced he will be leaving Devil Sold His Soul following the bands upcoming festival appearences at Hit The Deck and Slam Dunk.

Gibbs posted the following message:

“This is the hardest and saddest decision that I have ever had to make, but I am parting ways with Devil Sold His Soul. This has nothing to do with any lack of love for the music or my brothers in the band, but I just don’t feel that I can commit 100% to our band anymore and that I need to start looking to the future. This band has been the biggest and most important thing to happen in my life and I wouldn’t be the same person right now if it wasn’t for it. Over my 9 years in the band we have overcome so many hurdles and hardships together that these guys truly feel like family to me and it really does hurt to know that I won’t be playing shows with them again, but I know that we will always be close. I would like to thank everyone that has ever supported our band along the way and helped us do all of the things we have achieved so far, without you we could never have made it this far. I wish the guys the best of luck for the future and whatever it throws at them! I have had some of the most incredible experiences over the years and I wouldn’t change a thing. Peace out! Ed”

In addition Devil Sold His Soul posted the following message:

“Today we have to announce that our friend and brother, Ed Gibbs, has decided to leave Devil Sold His Soul to pursue a career outside of the band.

Like many of you, we are shocked by the decision but we understand that it is not an easy one to make. We fully understand and support the reasons why Ed has decided to leave and although we are saddened by it, we are happy and grateful to have been able to share almost 9 years with Ed in the band. He will always be a huge part of this band, no matter what. We have shared some of the best times of our lives together and we will never forget that. And of course he has given so much to this band, we are sure you will not forget it either. We hope that you will all share our feelings about this and realise that sometimes these things happen and that everything happens for a reason. We still have the same outlook and we will keep moving forward.

So now we look to the future. We are extremely happy to say that we have already found a new vocalist. Paul Green, whom many of you will know from The Arusha Accord, will be taking over vocal duties and we feel very lucky to have found someone who we deem to have an amazing voice and energy that will add a new dimension to DSHS. We hope that you will all welcome him into the band with the same positive and open-minded spirit that we have.

We are extremely optimistic about the future. We have already started writing new material and we will have more news about that very soon.

But for the immediate future, Ed’s last shows with us will be:

Hit The Deck – Nottingham – April 21st
Slam Dunk Festival – Leeds, Hatfield, Wolverhampton – May 25, 26 & 27th

We hope that loads of you will come out and support him and us at these shows, it is going to mean a lot to us!

Thank you for your support, it means the world to us.
See you in the pit!

Rick, Leks, Jonny, Jozef, Paul

Final Bands Announced For Slam Dunk 2013


The final two bands for Slam Dunk 2013 have been announced with Itch and Devil Sold His Soul joining the line-up. 

Whilst the likes of Gavin Butler (The Blackout), William Beckett, Ace Enders and more have been announced for the acoustic stage. 

Gavin Butler (The Blackout)
William Beckett (The Academy Is)
Ace Enders (The Early November / I Can Make A Mess)
Chas Palmer-Williams (Lightyear)
Class Of 92 (Matty from A Loss For Words)
Sophomore (Alex from Decade)
Marc Halls (Hey Vanity)

The dates are as follows:

Friday 24th Slam Dunk Scotland O2 ABC Glasgow
Saturday 25th Slam Dunk Festival North Leeds University
Sunday 26th Slam Dunk Festival South Herts Uni, Hatfield
Monday 27th Slam Dunk Festival Midlands Wolverhampton Civic
Tuesday 28th Slam Dunk Wales Cardiff University
Wednesday 29th Slam Dunk Ireland The Academy Dublin

Click read more below to see the final line up poster.

Visit for full information on all Slam Dunk 2013 events.

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