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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.


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.