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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
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.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

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.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
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.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
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.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
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.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
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.


Camden Rocks Festival Announces Initial Line-Up including The Blackout, Orange Goblin, Ginger Wildheart and Many More

The first 50 acts for this years Camden Rocks Festival has been announced.

Although headliners are yet to be announced, the likes of The Blackout, Orange Goblin, Ginger Wildheart, Hacktivist, Blitz Kids, Turbowolf, Colt 45, Crazy Arm, Apologies, I Have None, Hounds, Hang The Bastard, Exit International, and many more have been announced for the one-day event.

Camden Rocks Festival takes place on May 31st and sees 200 bands playing in twenty different venues for just £20.

Further information can be found at camdenrocksfestival.com.

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Album Review: Exit_International - Our Science Is Golden

“Yeah! I’m the king of the fucking world!” spits audacious vocalist Scott Lee Andrews in the toxic, ferocious ‘Juvenile Pacemaker’. Big words, but expose yourself to this phenomenal new release from Exit_International and you’re going to be more than ready to believe him.

These guys received no shortage of critical acclaim for their debut ‘Black Junk’ three years ago, but with ‘Our Science is Golden’ they’ve gone and created a raging speedball of rock insanity that’s going to blow your head off.

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Castrovalva and Exit International September UK Tour

Castrovalva and Exit International will be heading out on a run of UK shows next month.

September
5th Kraak Gallery, Manchester
6th Sumo, Sunderland
7th Atik, Middlesbrough
10th Bloc Bar, Glasgow
11th Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
12th The Palladium Club, Bideford
13th Le Pub, Newport
14th The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
15th The Victoria, Swindon
17th Prince Albert, Brighton
20th La Cantine de Belleville, Paris
21st Club 85, Hitchin
22nd The Good Ship, London
23rd The Library, Leeds

Castrovalva and Exit International UK Shows Announced

Castrovalva and Exit International will be heading out on a run of UK shows next month.

December
7th The Library, Leeds
8th Brock N’ Broll Xmas Party, Chorley
9th The Croft, Bristol
10th The Phoenix, Chester
11th Undertones, Cardiff
12th Dirty Party, Glouster
13th The Hope, Brighton
15th Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham