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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.


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.