On Monday November 3rd, Midland hardcore punk band We Fight Like Kids release their
debut EP, 'Superficial Behaviour'. However we're premiering their new video for 'Falconer'
right here on Already Heard.
For Scottish quartet Alburn, their latest EP ('Mouthful of Glass') has been a longtime coming. Having undergone a slight line-up since their formation in 2007, 'Mouthful of Glass'
showcases a significant amount of growth and maturity. We spoke to Pete Duthie to ask him about the bands background, that inevitable Brand New comparison, the Scottish music
scene and more.
On first listen we fell in love Noyo Mathis and knew that 'Endure' needed to be heard. It's post hardcore meets emo meets indie meets math rock. Take a listen to the full EP right here.
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.
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.
Canterbury have announced their split as a band and will be commemorate this with 3 final shows this December.
Having released three albums to their name, including this year’s 'Dark Days', the band announced their decision to break up via Facebook with the following statement.
We take this opportunity to say Thank You. Thank you to everybody who has at any point over the last 7 years, considered themself a fan of our band ‘Canterbury’. We have lived, breathed, and literally poured our entire existence into this musical adventure for the last 7 years, and that is why we feel great thanks are in order for everyone who has made it possible for us to make it work for so long.
It is with heavy, but extremely proud and high-held hearts, that we are announcing there are no plans to write, record and release another Canterbury album.
The three albums we have released, and the hundreds of shows that we have played as Canterbury, have given us years of joy, and the feeling of being able to have left a mark in musical history, as a band that started when we were just school mates, is a blissfully satisfying one.
It’s been an unforgettable journey since the very beginning, and although it might not have not got us to where we wanted to be, we have the satisfaction of knowing we did everything we could, the way that WE wanted to, with the utmost integrity, and the music will endure.
We never want to say never, but for now, it is time for us to put this chapter behind us
We are all the very best of friends, and we are all still very much musicians.
Once again, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who gave it their all behind the scenes, thank you to the bands who took us on tour, thank you to the people who came to our shows. Those who stood at the back if the room and nodded along, and those who sung their hearts out. Thank you to everybody who has ever been a part of supporting Canterbury.
We are playing 3 very special shows at the end of the year; we would be very pleased to see as many of you as we can at them. We won’t be announcing any more, it’s just these 3, so if you can make it to one, please do.
We will finish off in London’s Islington Academy, and we fully intend on this being an absolute celebration of all that we have done, and everything we are about. That will be made possible with your help. The last thing we will ask from you as fans of our band.
There is so much more that we could, and will say, but for now, just one last time, Thank You.
Their final shows include the following:
17th Flapper, Birmingham
18th Sound Control, Manchester
19th Islington Academy, London
Deaf Havana have announced a short run of UK shows this December with Lonely the Brave.
You can catch both bands at the following dates:
14th Academy, Bournemouth
15th Princess Pavilions, Falmouth
16th Lemon Grove, Exeter
17th Kasbah, Coventry
18th King George’s Hall
19th Empire, Middlesborough
20th Engine Shed, Lincoln
"Sometimes good things come to those who wait." A statement that Lonely The Brave have probably been saying to themselves for the best part of eighteen months. With an array of tours and festival appearances under their belt, the long wait for their debut effort is now over. And it has certainly been worth the wait.
Admittedly it’s easy to get caught up in the “hype” the Cambridge band have had over the last year and half, but 'The Day's War' shows LTB deserve all the talk and praise they’ve received. Not only is it one of the strongest debuts of the year, it’s one of the albums of the year.
From the outset the quintet deliver a double offering of arena-ready rock. For those who have been following LTB for quite sometime will have had 'Trick of the Light' and 'Backroads' on repeat for months with the latter setting the tone for the band’s cinematic approach, something which is partly accomplished by David Jakes’ soaring vocals, but more on that later.
Black Country alt rockers God Damn are streaming their new single 'Horus', due for release on the 27th October via One Little Indian Records.
The band also have a huge run of shows till the end of 2014 with Kagoule and Turbowolf before they release their debut album in April 2015 next year. The shows are as follows:
5th Bestival, Isle of Wight
14th Adelphi, Hull*
15th The Duchess, York*
17th The Barfly, London
24th Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds*
25th Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield*
27th Club 85, Hitchin*
28th Underground Festival, Gloucestershire
1st Total Refurbishment Centre, London*
2nd Gullivers, Manchester*
3rd The Cookie Jar, Leicester
4th Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh w/ Funeral for a Friend
8th Bodega, Nottingham*
9th Arts Centre, Norwich w/ The Wytches
10th The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent*
24th All Years Leaving, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham w/ Eagulls
25th Colton Hall Rooms 2, The Lantern, Simple Things Festival, Bristol
29th The Jailhouse, Hereford
1st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham+
2nd The Deaf Institute, Manchester+
4th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff+
5th Sound Circus, Bournemouth+
6th Institute Temple, Birmingham+
8th Waterfront Studio, Norwich
9th Dingwalls, London+
* w/ Kagoule
+ w/ Turbowolf
You can stream the new song by clicking read more.
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.