It’s no doubt it has been an incredible summer of music, and it’s not over yet as the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival takes place this weekend. With dozens of acts playing across 8 stages over 3 days, there is lot to choose from. As always the Already Heard team has got together to pick out what we think are the 20 must-see acts at Reading and Leeds 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.
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.
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.
Since 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.
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