With a whole load of live photos, a full review and interviews to come, check out our full coverage from Leeds Festival 2014.
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
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. From exciting UK debuts to anticipated follow ups, September looks like it’s going to be one of the best months of the year so far for new music.
With so much to choose from, the Already Heard team has completed the tricky task and picked out their five must-hear releases for the coming month.
Lonely The Brave - The Day’s War
Originally set for release in early June, the Cambridge five-piece signed a worldwide deal with Columbia Records leading to 'The Day's War' being pushed back until September 1st. Nevertheless it still proves to be a momentous record that backs up any hype the quartet have had over the past 18 months.
With a mix of stringent guitar lines, soaring vocals and driving basslines, 'The Day's War' is one of the strongest debuts we’ve heard in quite sometime. If you’ve fallen in love with 'Trick of the Light', 'Backroads' and 'Victory Line', then 'The Day's War' offers many numbers along the same lines and much more (see the powerful 'Dinosaurs' and the delicate title track.)
Lonely The Brave aren’t just another heavily hyped band and 'The Day's War' will certainly back this fact up. Not one to be ignored. (SR)
'The Day's War' by Lonely The Brave is released on September 1st on Hassle Records.
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 an awfully 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 shortly after the band’s stellar set on the Radio One/NME Stage at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
AH: It seemed like the set went really well and drew a decent crowd for so early on the festival’s final day. How are you feeling?
Mark: We were really lucky. We were saying earlier, Sunday lunchtime we’d probably still be in bed ourselves. We were just grateful that people got up to see our little band from Cambridge. It’s pretty amazing.
Andrew: I was absolutely blown away by the response; it was a fantastic crowd. I’m glad everyone was still feeling up to having a turn out on Sunday morning.
AH: It’s been a busy festival season for the band already, has it been the high point of what has already been a remarkable year for Lonely The Brave?
Mark: It’s been bonkers. That’s the only way to describe it. We’ve been pretty much everywhere that would have us. That’s the honest way to put it.
Andrew: It’s been a busy year all round but the summer has been crazy. We’ve been to lots of places in Europe and done most of the UK festivals. We’ve had an amazing time.
AH: While you’ve been playing all the other festivals, have Reading and Leeds been the big ones on the horizon that you were looking forward to?
Andrew: I’ve been to lots of Reading Festivals as it’s near where I live. They are legendary events Reading and Leeds and it’s always an absolute honour to play.
Mark: We’d be here as punters even if we weren’t playing, so being able to be here and be on the other side of the fence is pretty special. We feel very lucky.
AH: Has it been hard to believe how quickly things have grown for Lonely The Brave over the last year or so?
Mark: This year has been mad, and we have to keep reminding ourselves that all of it has been off of the back of one EP. We were worried about doing this festival season because the album’s not out. We thought with the delays that there would be nobody here, I mean why would there be people coming to watch us. Fortunately there have been.
Andrew: Originally the album was going to be out at the start of June and we would have had that to push and we would have something more out there. Like Mark said, on the back of just a few singles things have been amazing.
Next Monday (September 1st) Lonely The Brave release their much anticipated debut album, 'The Day's War'.
To give fans a preview, the five piece have launched a full stream of the record. The album can be heard over at The Guardian.
Lonely The Brave have posted a studio video of a new track called 'Call of Horses'.
The track appears on the highly anticipated 'The Day’s War' album, which is released through Hassle Records on September 1st.
Fans can view the video by clicking read more.
Marmozets and Lonely the Brave have announced to be touring the UK together in October with Allusondrugs as the opening band.
1st The Deaf Institute, Manchester
2nd King Tuts, Glasgow
3rd O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
4th CF-10, Cardiff
6th Komedia, Brighton
8th The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
9th Talking Heads, Southampton
10th Scala, London
11th Rock City Basement, Nottingham
13th Corporation, Sheffield
14th O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
15th O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
16th Open, Norwich
With their new album, 'Oxygen:Inhale' set to be released in the UK on October 25th, Canadian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch have posted the first single from the album.
The track is called 'Born This Way' and can be streamed after the jump below.
Frnkiero and the Cellebration are set to release new album
'Stomachaches' via Hassle Records. Pre order details will be announced very soon via Hassle Records along with some live dates later this year.
The tracklisting for Stomachaches is as follows:
1. All I Want is Nothing
3. Blood Infections
4. She’s the Prettiest Girl at the Party and She Can Prove It With a Solid Right Hook
7. Stage 4 fear of trying
10 Smoke Rings
12. Where Do We Beong? Anywhere But Here
As Lonely The Brave continue to push towards the release of their debut album this September, the Cambridge band have now revealed the video for new single 'Backroads'.
Shot amidst the backdrop of the current political climate in Ukraine, the video reflects on the themes of loss and liberation that feature in the lyrics on ‘Backroads.’
The video can be viewed after the jump, and ‘The Day’s War’ will be released on 1st September through Hassle Records.
With a wealth of festival appearances lined up, Lonely The Brave continue to prepare for the release of 'The Day’s War' in September.
Now the band have posted another video from their Angel Studio session. A video of the band performing an original song, 'Trick of the Light', can be viewed by clicking read more.
'The Day's War' will be released on September 1st through Hassle Records.
Canadian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch have set an August 25th release date for their new album 'Oxygen:Inhale'. The album will be released through Hassle Records.
Norwich 5 piece Under The Influence have joined Hassle Records.
To coincide with the announcement, the bands new video for 'Broken Glass' can be viewed after the jump. The track will appear on their debut album, 'The Struggle' later this year.
Earlier this week, Lonely The Brave announced they will delay the release of their debut album, 'The Day's War' however the band continue to preview the record.
This time round they have released the video for 'Victory Line', which can be viewed after the jump.
'The Day's War' will be released on September 1st through Hassle Records.
With their debut album set to be released early next month, Lonely The Brave have released a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Streets Of Philadelphia'.
The cover was recorded at Angel Studios in London, and can be heard by clicking read more.
'The Day’s War' will be released through Hassle Records on June 2nd.
With their highly anticipated debut album set to be released in June, Lonely The Brave have premiered their new single - ‘Victory Line’.
The single can be streamed by clicking read more, and 'The Day’s War' will be released through Hassle Records on June 2nd.
Lonely The Brave have set a release date of June 2nd for their debut album, 'The Day’s War'.
The album will be released through Hassle Records with an exclusive show at Dingwalls in Camden on June 4th to celebrate its release.
The album along with tickets for the show can be pre-ordered here.