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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.


Marmozets and Lonely the Brave Announce UK Tour with Allusondrugs

Marmozets and Lonely the Brave have announced to be touring the UK together in October with Allusondrugs as the opening band.

October
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

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Thousand Foot Krutch Posts New Single (‘Born This Way’)

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.

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Frnkiero and the Cellebration Announce New Album

imageFrnkiero 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
2. Weighted
3. Blood Infections
4. She’s the Prettiest Girl at the Party and She Can Prove It With a Solid Right Hook
5. Stitches
6. Joyriding
7. Stage 4 fear of trying
8. Tragician
9. Neverenders
10 Smoke Rings
11. Guilttripping
12. Where Do We Beong? Anywhere But Here

Lonely The Brave Premier ‘Backroads’ Video

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.

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Lonely The Brave Posts ‘Trick of the Light’ Session Video

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.

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Thousand Foot Krutch Announce New Album

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.

Under The Influence Join Hassle Records and Release New Video

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.

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Lonely The Brave Preview New Album with ‘Victory Line’ Music Video

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.

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Lonely The Brave Cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets Of Philadelphia’

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.

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Lonely The Brave Preview New Album with ‘Victory Line’

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.

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Lonely The Brave Set Debut Album Release Date

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.

Interview: Canterbury

Earlier this month Surrey quartet Canterbury released their third full-length record, 'Dark Days', a collection of anthemic and atmospheric pop-rock songs which builds upon the bands previous efforts with fantastic results.

Funded by the PledgeMusic service and working Hassle Records, 'Dark Days' has allowed Canterbury to retain their DIY ethics whilst simutanously enhances their cohesive musical style by working with both PledgeMusic and Hassle Records.

Shortly after the release of 'Dark Days', Already Heard spoke to Mike Sparks from Canterbury to find out more about the record, their thoughts on crowdsourcing services, joining Hassle and more.

Already Heard: Can you introduce yourselves and your role in Canterbury?
Mike: I’m Mike, I play guitar and sing…mostly the high parts. Luke plays bass and sings….mostly the low notes. James plays guitar…mostly the electric and occasionally sings the REALLY low notes, and Chris he plays the drums…mostly with sticks.

AH: How are things in the Canterbury camp right now?
Mike: Really great actually, ‘Dark Days’ came out last week and the reaction has been insane!

AH: 'Dark Days' has been in the works since last April when you launched a PledgeMusic campaign. What was the decision behind taking this route?
Mike: Well we have always been a fairly DIY band, so when Hassle Records came along and got involved, we didn’t want to surrender everything to label, and they were great at working with us and moulding a new structure around us. With PledgeMusic, we essentially had a year long pre-order for our record, and the fans were able to get involved in a record from its very first stages. It was a great route to go down for us as a band.

AH: Crowdsourcing services like PledgeMusic and Kickstarter has both been embraced and critcised by music fans. Do you feel some bands misuse its purpose?
Mike: I feel there’s a few ways to do it. We never saw it as more than a really extended ore-order and a way for people to really be involved, so we never wanted anything on there that you couldn’t ‘Pledge’ for that wasn’t something to do with us making music. I think some people can get a bit carried away with what they offer, but I think the bands who do it properly outshine.

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Album Review: Canterbury - Dark Days

imageSince releasing their debut record, 'Thank You', Surrey rockers Canterbury have been continuously been labelled as a “promising UK rock act” (or something to that effect) however its followup, 2012’s 'Heavy In The Day' didn’t quite meet the expectations many critics and fans had hoped for. So for Canterbury, 'Dark Days' is certainly a case of that “tricky third album.” However it makes up for the somewhat lacklusture sophomore effort that somewhat hindered the band’s progress.

'Dark Days' sees the quartet take on a bolder, more dynamic sound that adds depth to their brand of British alt-rock. From the start, 'Expensive Imitation' provides a punchy, energetic opening with soaring vocals from Luke Prebble.

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Canterbury Stream New Album (‘Dark Days’)

Ahead of its release next Monday (January 13th), Canterbury are streaming their new album, 'Dark Days' in full and can be streamed by clicking read more.

The album will be released through Hassle Records

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Canterbury Posts ‘Dark Days’ Album Trailer

Surrey four-piece Canterbury continue to build towards the release of their new album 'Dark Days' and have posted the first video trailer for the LP.

The video can be viewed after the jump below and 'Dark Days' is set to be released on 20th January through Hassle Records.

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