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INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
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.
FIVES: MUST HEAR SEPTEMBER 2014 RELEASES
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.
INTERVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE
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.
INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
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.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: READING AND LEEDS FESTIVAL 2014 - 20 MUST-SEE ACTS
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.
HEVY FEST 2014
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!


Failure By Design Records Release New Compilation ft Forrest, Woahnows, Boston Manor and More

Failure By Design Records have released their second compilation which is coincidently titled 'Failure By Design Compilation II'.

The 15 track compilation includes songs from Forrest, Nathan Detroit, Woahnows, Swim Good, Glass City Vice, Boston Manor and more.

1. Forrest - Southsea
2. Nathan Detroit - Stones
3. Sport - Jaques Mayol
4. Fox and The Law - Innocence
5. Woahnows - Watching Accidents
6. Wayne Szalinski - Sweetness
7. Swim Good - Make Up Your MInd
8. Ghouls - Dive In
9. Glass City Vice - Waves
10. Patchwork Natives - O.E.S.O.U.S
11. Boston Manor - Wolf
12. beat easton - Peripheral
13. college - Stage Two Means Nothing
14. Nest - A Moving Swamp
15. The Greasy Slicks - Street Queen

'Failure By Design Compilation II' is available as a “name your price” download from Bandcamp, and can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Disconnect Disconnect Records Release ‘Disconnected’ Compilation

Disconnect Disconnect Records have released a new compilation entitled 'Disconnected.'

The 18-track collection includes songs from Rivalries, Counterpunch, Placeholder, Home Advantage, Hold Tight!, Forrest and more.

1. Counterpunch - Blue State Blues
2. Pull Strings - Pipe Dreams
3. The Fear - The Bitter Taste
4. Great Lakes USA - No Boyfriends
5. Rivalries - Safest Spaces
6. Luther - An American Gothic
7. 7 Years Bad Luck - I Still Know When To Take My Shoes Off
8. The Stereo State - Ahhgust
9. The Reveling - Domino
10. Thieves - Quarter Life Crisis
11. Placeholder - Wait
12. Home Advantage - Markers From Home
13. Hold Tight! - Go
14. Versus The World - We Were Alive
15. Curbside - Dragged Away
16. PJ Bond - Radiator
17. Foxtrot - The Pecking Order
18. Forrest - Hearts and Minds

'Disconnected' is available as pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp, and can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Stencil Magazine Announce Stencil Mini Fest 2013 and Release 17th Issue

imageOur friends at Stencil Magazine have announced details of this years Stencil Mini Fest.

The free event will take place at The Smirnoff Bar in Chepstow on Saturday 28th July, and will be headlined by The Hotel Ambush and Forrest.

The Hotel Ambush
Forrest
Cardinals
These Days
Calling All Heroes
Medik
Deadmansugar
The Bleeding Process
I, The Lion
The Echo and the Always
Daedalus’ Right Eye
Murder Circuit
Emmett Brown
Static Signals
Joe Lewis
Emma Hallows

Full details can be found on Facebook.

In additional news, the seventeenth issue of Stencil Magazine is now available online and features interviews with Bullet for My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend, Chiodos, Finch, Silverstein, The Bronx, The Blackout, The Bouncing Souls, Such Gold, Anberlin, Heaven’s Basement, Broadway Calls, Brontide, Seahaven, Major League, I Divide, and many more.

Issue 17 of Stencil Magazine can be viewed here or by clicking read more.

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Tour Reminder - Already Heard Presents: Forrest and The Winter Passing UK Tour January 2013

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Here’s a quick reminder to tell you the Already Heard-sponsored tour from Forrest and The Winter Passing kicks tonight in Cardiff and ends on January 7th at The Worlds End in Kings Lynn.

The tour is also associated with Guys With Beards RecordsWhat We Should Be Doing and Something New Records.

January
2nd Undertone, Cardiff
3rd Bloc Bar, Glasgow
5th TBA, Sheffield
6th Old Blue Last, London (Free Show with Me and Goliath, Mayors of Miyazaki and Moose Blood)
7th The Worlds End, Kings Lynn

Forrest. on Facebook.
The Winter Passing on Facebook.

If you would like Already Heard to promote and sponsor your tour/show, send an e-mail to info@alreadyheard.com for more information

Already Heard Presents: Forrest and The Winter Passing UK Tour January 2013

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We’re proud to announce we will be supporting the January 2013 UK and Ireland tour from Forrest and The Winter Passing.

The tour is also associated with Guys With Beards Records, What We Should Be Doing and Something New Records.

January
2nd Undertone, Cardiff
3rd Bloc Bar, Glasgow
5th TBA, Sheffield
6th Old Blue Last, London (Free Show with Me and Goliath, Mayors of Miyazaki and Moose Blood)
7th The Worlds End, Kings Lynn

Forrest. on Facebook.
The Winter Passing on Facebook.

If you would like Already Heard to promote and sponsor your tour/show, send an e-mail to info@alreadyheard.com for more information.

Already Heard Session: Forrest - Southsea

Remember that first ever sponsored tour we did? Well Forrest were the second of those two bands. Here’s our session of 'Southsea' at an old peoples’ home before we got kicked off.

Forrest links: Facebook|Twitter|Tumblr|Bandcamp

Alternativ News Release Free Pop Punk Compilation featuring Man Overboard, Misser, Next Stop Atlanta, Forrest & More

French music website Alternativ News have released their second pop-punk compilation; ‘A Pop Punk Summer Vol.2.’ 

The compilation includes 46 tracks with the likes of Man Overboard, MisserApologies, I Have None, Kids Can’t Fly, Late In The Playoffs, Time Spent, Forrest and Next Stop Atlanta included.

'A Pop Punk Summer Vol.2' can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp and streamed below.

Free What We Should Be Doing Mixtape featuring Direct Hit, Forrest and Spraynard

South Wales DIY label What We Should Be Doing, have released a free mixtape featuring tracks by Direct Hit, Forrest and Spraynard.

1. Bridge And Tunnel - Location, Location, Location
2. Hell Money - Bee Hives
3. Little Ease - Hate People / Love Cats
4. Caves - The Mess I Made
5. Direct Hit - Snickers Or Reese’s (Pick Up The Pieces)
6. Forrest - Hope
7. The Priceduifkes - Stuck
8. Dividers - Brian Fallon Stole My Dress Sense
9. Muncie Girls - Phantom Limb
10. Not Since The Accident - Load Me Up
11. Spraynard - Trembling

WWSBD - MXTP#2’ can be downloaded here.