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EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: THE SINKING FEELING - UGLY
We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling. Straight out
of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals
for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HEVY FEST 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
After taking a break last year, Hevy Fest is back for 2014 and even though it’s downsized
from 3 days to 2, there still loads of awesome bands on offer. With over 40 bands playing
over the 2 days, there’s bound to be some clashes. Already Heard is here to give you 10
must-see bands to see at Hevy Fest next month.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: O CAPTAIN
Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
FESTIVAL: UK TECH FEST 2014
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
FEATURE: 6 MONTHS IN - ALREADY HEARD'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR 2014
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
FESTIVAL: SONISPHERE 2014
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: JACOB ROUND (PURE NOISE RECORDS)
In the latest edition of our "Industry Insight" feature, we speak to Jake Round as his label,
Pure Noise Records, celebrates it's 5th anniversary.


Exclusive Song Premier: Byron Street Social - Let It Go

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In the final of three exclusive tracks here on Already Heard, we present to you 'Let It Go' from Huddersfield based reggae group Byron Street Social.

The band, formed in early 2012, combine reggae with hip hop, rock, funk and soul in a collective hybrid that has won over many audiences and has seen the band strive to be a strong and prominent upcoming force within their scene.

Having supported the likes of Jaya the Cat, The Hoosiers and Extra Curricular, the band are now ready to release their debut EP 'Take Note' on the 1st August. Check out the song below and remember to come back next week for another exclusive.

'Let It Go' by Byron Street Social is released on the 1st August.

Byron Street Social links: Website|Facebook|Twitter|SoundCloud

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at mikey@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive EP Premier: The Sinking Feeling - Ugly

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We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling, which is being released on Struggletown Records.

Straight out of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.

The EP is being released on 12” with the band’s 2013 EP 'Old Friends' as the B Side. Frosted clear and black variant preorders are now live here, with the delivery date expected to be the 10th summer. Bundles are also available for shirts and records.

The band will announce a release show as well as a tour soon.

'Ugly' by The Sinking Feeling is out now on Struggletown Records.

The Sinking Feeling links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at mikey@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive Song Premier: Byron Street Social - Need You Now

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In the second of three exclusive tracks here on Already Heard, we present to you 'Need You Now' from Huddersfield based reggae group Byron Street Social.

The band, formed in early 2012, combine reggae with hip hop, rock, funk and soul in a collective hybrid that has won over many audiences and has seen the band strive to be a strong and prominent upcoming force within their scene.

Having supported the likes of Jaya the Cat, The Hoosiers and Extra Curricular, the band are now ready to release their debut EP 'Take Note' on the 1st August. Check out the song below and remember to come back next week for for the final exclusive.

'Take Note' by Byron Street Social is released on the 1st August.

Byron Street Social links: Website|Facebook|Twitter|SoundCloud

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at mikey@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive Song Premier: Byron Street Social - We Breathe It

In the first of three exclusive tracks here on Already Heard, we present to you 'We Breathe It' from Huddersfield based reggae group Byron Street Social.

The band, formed in early 2012, combine reggae with hip hop, rock, funk and soul in a collective hybrid that has won over many audiences and has seen the band strive to be a strong and prominent upcoming force within their scene.

Having supported the likes of Jaya the Cat, The Hoosiers and Extra Curricular, the band are now ready to release their debut EP 'Take Note' on the 1st August. Check out the song below and remember to come back next week for another exclusive.

'Take Note' by Byron Street Social is released on the 1st August.

Byron Street Social links: Website|Facebook|Twitter|SoundCloud

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at mikey@alreadyheard.com.

Already Heard Video Exclusive: Arthur Walwin - This Feels (Like Summer)

Later this month UK pop-rock singer-songwriter Arthur Walwin (Paige/Young Classics) releases his new single - 'This Feels (Like Summer)'. The track is vibrant, upbeat number that is bound to entice fans of bands such as The Maine, Mayday Parade and The Dangerous Summer.

Today Already Heard is proud to be exclusively premiering the music video for 'This Feels (Like Summer)'.

Fans can pre-order the single here.

Arthur Walwin links: Website |Facebook| Twitter|YouTube

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive EP Stream: Layby - Bombsite

Next week emerging Nottingham-based pop-punks Layby release their debut EP. Entitled 'Bombsite', the three track release sees the five-piece mixing their influences (Blink-182, Green Day, The Story So Far, Neck Deep) and combining it with a raw edge and energetic, hooky choruses.

Although the band are set to release the EP next Friday (June 27th), Already Heard has teamed up with the quintet to exclusively stream the EP ahead of its release.

'Bombsite' EP by Layby is released on 27th June and will be available through iTunes, Bandcamp and other digital platforms.

Layby links: Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp|Instagram

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive Song Premier: Everybody Looks Famous - Hiding Places

On Monday rising Midland pop-rockers Everybody Looks Famous release their new EP - 'Earth' and today we’re exclusively premiering one of the four songs.

'Hiding Places' perfectly captures the quintet’s upbeat, hooky pop-rock style. Check out the song below, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of 'Earth' on Monday.

'Earth' by Everybody Looks Famous is released on 16th June.

Everybody Looks Famous links: Website|Facebook|Twitter|BigCartel

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive Album Stream: You Had Me At Hello - Spirals

Next Monday (June 9th Yorkshire pop-rockers You Had Me At Hello release their new album - 'Spirals'. However Already Heard has bagged another exclusive and is premiering the album in its entirety a whole week early!

Formed in 2009, the quartet have played shows up and down the UK as well as play the famous SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

Now You Had Me At Hello are set to unleash their debut album and you can stream it in full exclusively on Already Heard.

'Spirals' by You Had Me At Hello is released on 9th June.

You Had Me At Hello links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Already Heard Video Exclusive: Everyday Sidekicks - Hometown Hero

Tomorrow Bristol Post-hardcore quintet Everyday Sidekicks release their new video for 'Hometown Hero' and this evening Already Heard is premiering the music video for the track.

The clip can be viewed by above, and the single will be available on iTunes and other digital platforms tomorrow.

Everyday Sidekicks links: Facebook|Twitter

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive EP Stream: Great Cop - Stay Human

Next week Glasgow indie-punk quartet Great Cop release their new EP, 'Stay Human', however we’ve teamed up with the band to exclusively bring you a stream of the EP in full before its release next Thursday.

Since forming in 2011, Great Cop have shared the stage with the likes of Metz, Tigers Jaw, Dinosaur Pile Up and Tellison.

Great Cop will be playing an EP release show at 13th Note in Glasgow on May 29th. Algiers and Algernon Doll will also be playing. In the mean time, take a listen to 'Stay Human'.

For Fans Of: Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Title Fight.

'Stay Human' EP by Great Cop is released on 29th May.

Great Cop links: Facebook|Twitter|Soundcloud|Bandcamp|Tumblr|Big Cartel

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

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

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive Song Premier: Firestarter - If You Ain’t First, You’re Last

Next month emerging Albany, NY pop-punk band Firestarter release their new record 'Forget the Past'. To give you a sneak preview of what to expect from the release, we’ve teamed up with the band to exclusively premier a new song titled 'If You Ain't First, You're Last'.

With a sound that is very much at the heart of the North East US pop-punk scene, 'If You Ain't First, You're Last' will certainly win over fans of bands such as State Champs, Major League and Knuckle Puck.

'Forget the Past' by Firestarter is released on 13th May.

Firestarter links: Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

EP Stream: Atlases - Upbringing

Next month Already Heard is teaming up with Dead Press! to host the UK headline tour from Berkshire metal quintet Atlases.

To give you a preview of the tour, we’re pleased to be streaming the bands recent 'Upbringing' EP in full. Filled with immaculate riffs and breakdowns, Atlases brand of metalcore is firmly in the mould of Architects and Bring Me The Horizon.

For Fans Of: Parkway Drive, Of Mice & Men, Architects, Bring Me The Horizon

Atlases' Already Heard-sponsored tour kicks off on Friday May 23rd, and they will be joined by emerging metalcore act Prolong The Agony.

May
Fri 23rd Meze Lounge, Newport
Sat 24th Killie Festival, Kilmarnock
Sun 25th Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
Tue 27th Static, Swansea
Wed 28th The Shed, Leicester
Thu 29th The Sanctuary, Basingstoke
Fri 30th Birdcage, Portsmout
Sat 31st Snooker Club, Newbury

'Upbringing' by Atlases is out now.

Atlases links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

Prolong The Agony: Facebook|Twitter

If you would like Already Heard to promote your tour/show or set up an exclusive strew, send an e-mail to info@alreadyheard.com for more information.

Exclusive EP Stream: Walleater - Walleater

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Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records.

'Walleater' is one of our must hear releases for April and we’re pleased to be exclusively premiering the whole EP.

The physical EP will be released across two 7“‘s with 'Give In To Me / Just A Boy’ serving as part one and will be released on 21st April. The second 7” ('Glow / What Do You Know?’) is set to be released later in the year.

Ultimately, the band’s mix of shoegaze, emo and alt-rock is a fantastic combination that is thoroughly effective, and will certainly get noticed in the coming months.

'Walleater' by Walleater is released on 14th April through Close To Home Records (pre-order).

Walleater links: Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.

Exclusive Song Premier: Life On The Sideline - Surround

Today’s second exclusive comes from US alternative pop-punk band Life On The Sideline. The Granby, Connecticut quartet are set to release their new full-length, 'Honesty Is A Dying Breed' on 22nd April through Take This To Heart Records and today the band are teaming up with Already Heard to premier the track - 'Surround'.

Much like the album itself, 'Surround' is a self-reflective number that is reminiscent of bands such as Transit, The Early November and Brand New.

Vocalist Nick DiCiancia shared these comments about 'Surround':

"When I was in high school I looked up to a group of kids I deemed in my mind as “cool”. Something about their cookie cutter group of friends stuck with me as admirable for reasons I am still unaware of. These people I once strived to be like is what 'Surround' is all about.

I think a lot of my idolization was based around the fact that I didn’t know who I was. The small amount I did know about myself at the time I hated. 'Honesty Is A Dying Breed' is about being honest with yourself and making the best of who you are. Not who your friends are, not who your parents want you to be, but who you are. You have the freedom to do whatever you want with your life, the only person who will ever prevent you from that is yourself.”

For Fans Of: The Early November, Brand New, Transit and Citizen.

'Honesty Is A Dying Breed' by Life On The Sideline is released on 22nd April on Take This To Heart Records.

Life On The Sideline links: Facebook|Twitter|Bandcamp

Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at info@alreadyheard.com.