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.
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 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.
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
Fearless Vampire Killers have announced they will release a new single titled 'Neon In The Dance Halls’ through Goremount Records on July 17th.
The single will be the bands first offering from their forthcoming sophomore record, due for release later this year.
14th The Horn, St Albans
15th The Arts Center, Colchester
Fearless Vampire Killers have announced plans to launch their own social network site called 'The Obsidian Bond'.
The London based quintet have been heavily involved in the development of the platform and will be releasing it publicly to fans on 17th July.
Enter Shikari, KIGH, Don Broco and Many More Appear on Football Charity Single (‘Football United The World’)
A new charity single featuring a range of UK, Ireland and US bands has been released.
The track is titled ‘Football United The World’ and is written by LostAlone and produced by Dan Weller (Young Guns, Enter Shikari), who together developed the concept.
The track features appearances from the following, and can be streamed by clicking read more.
A Loss For Words
Fearless Vampire Killers
Kids In Glass Houses
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 camdenrocksfestival.com.
View the full line-up by clicking read more.
Fearless Vampire Killers have confirmed they will be touring the UK next month with Southampton quintet Dead!
Sun 13 Exeter Cavern
Mon 14 Portsmouth Cellars
Wed 16 Nottingham Red Room
Mon 21 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 22 Leeds Cockpit
Thu 24 Sheffield Corporation
Sat 26 Glasgow Attic
Mon 28 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
Wed 30 London O2 Academy Islington
The organisers behind the Radstock Festival have changed altered the lineup to the festival with several bands axed from the festival including Kids In Glass Houses, The Hype Theory, Bleed From Within, Decade and Brutality Will Prevail.
The festival will now split 13 bands from the original line-up and split them across two days.
Nevertheless the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Yashin, Canterbury, Feed The Rhino and Fearless Vampire Killers are scheduled to play.
Original tickets will be valid for both dates at each venue (Liverpool and Newcastle) but refunds are available.
A statement explaining the changes can be found below.
“Radstock 2014 today announces that there are changes to the billing of the festival in Liverpool and Newcastle across the weekend of Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th March.
13 core artists from the original line-up will now be split across the two days, with both cities now hosting two shows each with a rotating bill.
The line-up is as follows:
Saturday 29th March Liverpool / Sunday 30th March Newcastle:
Funeral For A Friend, Feed The Rhino, Hacktivist, Heart Of A Coward, Heights, Rough Hands, and Cytota.
Saturday 29th March Newcastle / Sunday 30th March Liverpool:
Yashin, Canterbury, Fearless Vampire Killers, LostAlone, Verses, and Bentley Park.
Unfortunately, that means a portion of the bands originally advertised are now unable to play the festival, but we’ve done our utmost to retain as many acts as possible and still deliver a bill that our audience will be excited about.
Everyone at Radstock 2014 sincerely apologises for any disappointment and inconvenience this may cause, and appreciates your cooperation and understanding.
We hope that you’ll still enjoy what we think are two great bills of fantastic home-grown music.
Original weekend tickets remain valid for entry to both shows, though any dissatisfied ticket holders are entitled to receive a full refund from their point of purchase.”
A poster of the updated lineup can be viewed by clicking read more.
Marilyn Manson will headline the very first Alt-Fest event at Boughton Estate in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
The festival is a new hard rock, industrial and metal event that will take place from August 15th to 17th.
Other bands announced include Arch Enemy, Breed77, Cradle of Filth, Palm Reader, Covenant, Fearless Vampire Killers, Fields of the Nephilim, Killing Joke, My Ruin and Peter Hook & The Light.
Full information on Alt-Fest 2014 can be found here.
The latest crop of bands for Southampton’s Takedown Festival has been announced with Kids In Glass Houses, Chimaira and Jamie Lenman being three of the six acts added to the one day event.
Joining them will be Fearless Vampire Killers, Idiom and Verses.
Takedown Festival takes place at Southampton University on 15th March 2014. Click read more for the full lineup.
Funeral For A Friend have been announced as headliners for the second annual Radstock Festival and amongst the first names to be announced for the festival.
Joining them will be Kids In Glass Houses, Yashin, Feed The Rhino, Fearless Vampire Killers, Heights, Me Vs Hero, Crooks, The Hype Theory, Hey Vanity, Cytota and Bentley Park .
As previously announced the first day will take place the O2 Academy in Liverpool on Saturday 29th March event with the second day at O2 Academy in Newcastle on Sunday 30th March.
With more bands yet to be announced over three stages, Radstock 2014 will feature a merch village, giveaways and an official ‘After-Show’ party (over 18s only) featuring special guest DJs from the line-up and more.
Limited discount tickets start from £23.50 are on sale now and can be purchased here.
LostAlone and Fearless Vampire Killers have announced a short run of August seaside shows.
9th Plymouth White Rabbit
11th Brighton Audio
13th Margate West Coast Bar
14th Bournemouth Sound Circus
Tickets are on sale now priced at £8.00.
The first set of Main Stage bands for Butserfest 2013 have been announced with rising rockers Mallory Knox topping the bill where they will be joined by Natives, Fearless Vampire Killers, Attention Thieves, Max Raptor and SubSource.
As previously announced, Bleed From Within will headline the second stage, and the full lineup can be viewed by clicking read more below.
The Hampshire-based festival takes place at Queen Elizabeth Country Park on Saturday 14th September.
Further information on Butserfest can be found at butserfest.co.uk.
Fearless Vampire Killers and Super Happy Fun Club have been announced as support for Madina Lake's farewell UK tour.
20th The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
22nd Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
23rd The Cavern, Exeter
24th The Fleece, Bristol
25th O2 Academy, Oxford
27th Guildhall Gloucester
28th Crawford Arms, Milton Keynes
29th Kasbah, Coventry
30th The Temple @ The Institute, Birmingham
2nd O2 Academy 2, Leicester
3rd The Sugarmill, Stoke
4th Central Station, Wrexham
5th O2 Academy2 , Liverpool
6th NQ Live, Manchester
8th The Cockpit, Leeds
9th University, Newcastle
10th King Tuts, Glasgow
12th Fibbers, York
13th Corporation, Sheffield
15th Tokyo, Lincoln
16th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
17th Arts Centre, Colchester
18th Quarterhouse, Folkstone
19th Forum, Tunbridge
20th Boiler Room, Guildford
22nd Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
23rd The Garage, London
Seventeen new bands have been added to the line-up for this year’s Download Festival with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, DragonForce, Fearless Vampire Killers and Palm Reader joining the line-up.
The full list of bands added are:
Black Stone Cherry
CHTHONIC & The Oriental Orchestra
Masters Of Reality
Red White & Blues
Fearless Vampire Killers
Hammer Of The Gods
Day tickets are also going to go on sale from 9am on Thursday 28 March.
Download Festival takes place from Friday 14th June to Sunday 16th June at Donington Park. Visit DownloadFestival.co.uk for further information.
Click read more to view the full line-up.
Hit The Deck Festival have announced several new additions to this years line up. The line-up now includes Pure Love, Mallory Knox, Feed The Rhino, Bossk, Fearless Vampire Killers, Landscapes, Great Cynics and Fort Hope.
Whilst Sinners Highway and Show It Off will each play in Nottingham and Bristol respectively.
Hit The Deck will take place Nottingham’s Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Forum and Stealth venues on Sunday April 21st.
The festival will also take place in Bristol the day before (Saturday April 20th). The festival will take place at the city’s o2 Academy 1 & 2, Thekla, Fleece and Exchange venues.
Tickets for Hit The Deck 2013 are available now and can be purchased here.
Click read more to view the full line-up.
Fearless Vampire Killers have announced a UK tour alongside Fort Hope.
13th Birmingham O2 Academy 3
14th Oxford O2 Academy 2
15th Liverpool O2 Academy 2
16th Glasgow King Tuts
17th Stoke Sugarmill
18th Newcastle Academy 2
19th Norwich The Arts Center
23rd Manchester Roadhouse
24th London Underworld
25th Plymouth White Rabbit
28th Brighton Haunt