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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: READING AND LEEDS FESTIVAL 2014 - 20 MUST-SEE ACTS
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.
HEVY FEST 2014
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: BLOODY KNEES
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.
EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER - FROM HER EYES - DEMONS EP
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.
ALREADY HEARD SESSION: DIAMOND YOUTH - DON’T FEEL REAL
During their recent first ever run of the UK with Citizen and Headroom, Justin Gilman and
Sam Trapkin of Diamond Youth met up with Already Heard ahead of the band’s London show
to record an ‘Already Heard Session.'


Butserfest Adds 6 More Bands; Gnarwolves, TRC, Baby Godzilla and More

The latest additions to this years Butserfest have been announced with Gnarwolves, TRC, Baby Godzilla, Astroid Boys, The Catharsis and A Tale of Two Cities joining the one day festival.

They’ll join co-headliners The Blackout and Kids In Glass Houses, as well as Tek One, I Divide, The Hype Theory, Emp!re, Black Futures and Aurora.

Butserfest takes place at Queen Elizabeth Park in Petersfield on Saturday September 13th.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now priced at just £15 til the end of May from butserfest.co.uk/tickets.

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Already Heard Track Guide: I Divide - Last One Standing

Earlier this month rising UK rockers I Divide released their much anticipated debut album 'Last One Standing'. It is a record that exceeds expectations by combining the bands youthful approach with an ambitious melodic alt-rock sound.

Having entered the UK rock album chart this past Sunday, things are certainly looking up for the Exeter five-piece.

Before they kicked off their current UK tour supporting Blitz Kids alongside Fort Hope, guitarist Josh Wreford took the opportunity to talk us through 'Last One Standing'.

If your band would like to set up a ‘Track Guide’ feature for Already Heard, please email Sean Reid.

Follow Me
‘Follow Me’ is a tale of grasping hope after being knocked down. It’s actually the first song we wrote for the new album, and also the track we’ve been playing live the longest. We first debuted the track live in May 2012 at Slam Dunk festival, and it has actually been a strong part of our set since. It’s great to finally get it out as part of an album.

Tell Me Something
‘Tell Me Something’ is another upbeat rock song through and through. The song takes the stress of being in a band and never knowing what’s wrong the corner, and translates it into a fictitious relationship. I really love the power we managed to get in the build up section before the last chorus. I think it perfectly resembles keeping emotions locked down until you just can’t hide them anymore; “You take what you want with no care at all, you push me around leave me feeling small.”

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Album Review: I Divide - Last One Standing

imageFor anyone who knows the story behind I Divide, will know this debut full-length has been a long time coming. Two years removed from winning the nationwide Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition, the Exeter quintet have toured relentlessly along with appearing at a range of major festivals; Reading and Leeds Festival, Download, and Slam Dunk.

Now I Divide are set to unleash 'Last One Standing', a record that has to potential the open new doors for them. From the start you’re welcomed by the band’s brand of anthemic alt-rock that easily puts them in the same category of the likes of Mallory Knox and Young Guns. 'Follow Me' is a bold, grandiose number that captures just what I Divide are about; massive hooks with the lyrics that wear their heart on their sleeves.

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Released This Week (14/04/2014)

This week sees releases from the likes of I Divide, Banner Pilot, Walleater, Emmure, Breathe Carolina, Hawthorne Heights and more.

More Than Life - What’s Left Of Me
With One Last Breath - The Fearless Ones
I Divide - Last One Standing
Iced Out - Jukai
Limp - Eternal Psalm Pt 2’
Walleater - Walleater
Plague Vendor - Free To Eat
We Came Out Like Tigers - Ever-Crushed at Pecket’s Well
Breathe Carolina - Savages
Battle Lines - Colonies 7”
Banner Pilot - Souvenir
Emmure - Eternal Enemies
Dead Ending - DE III EP
Sledding Tigers - A Necessary Bummer
Hawthorne Heights - The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic)

I Divide Stream Debut Album (‘Last One Standing’)

I Divide have launched a stream of their debut full-length - 'Last One Standing'.

The album is set to be released next week through Destroy Everything but can be streamed in full at Rock Sound or by clicking read more.

April w/ Blitz Kids and Fort Hope
21 Leicester, Scholar Bar
22 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
23 Guildford, Boiler Rooms
24 Exeter, Cavern
25 Lincoln, Engine Shed
26 Norwich, Epic Studios
27 Glasgow, Cathouse
28 Hull, Fruit
29 Newcastle, Think Tank
30 Stoke, Sugarmill

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I Divide Preview New Album with ‘I’m Not Leaving’

With their debut album ('Last One Standing') set to be released through Destroy Everything on April 14th, I Divide have posted another track from the record called 'I’m Not Leaving'.

Click read more to stream the song.

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I Divide Announce Shows with Blitz Kids and Yashin

I Divide have announced UK dates supporting Yashin and Blitz Kids to coincide with the release of their new album 'Last One Standing'.

March w/ Yashin
14 Hobos Bridgend
15 Takedown Festival Southampton University
28 Asylum Birmingham
April
01 Borderline London
02 Stereo Glasgow
April w/ Blitz Kids and Fort Hope
21 Leicester, Scholar Bar
22 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
23 Guildford, Boiler Rooms
24 Exeter, Cavern
25 Lincoln, Engine Shed
26 Norwich, Epic Studios
27 Glasgow, Cathouse
28 Hull, Fruit
29 Newcastle, Think Tank
30 Stoke, Sugarmill

'Last One Standing' will be released on 14th April via Destroy Everything.

Takedown Festival Stage Splits Announced

The stage splits for next month’s Takedown Festival at Southampton University have been announced.

The Jägermeister is lead by Funeral For A Friend, and includes Kids In Glass Houses, Jamie Lenman, Canterbury, Blitz Kids and more.

Whilst Chimaira will close the Uprawr stage with the likes of Yashin, Hacktivist, and Heart of A Coward set to play the same stage as well as amongst others.

The Total Rock stage sees the likes Heaven’s Basement and Glamour of the Kill and Turbowolf. Over at the Big Deal Clothing, Lost Alone, Baby Godzilla and I Divide will be sharing the stage alongside bands such as The First and Zoax.

Takedown Festival takes place at Southampton University on March 15th.

Click read more to view the full lineup.

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I Divide Reveal Debut Album Details (‘Last One Standing’)

I Divide have released details of highly anticipated debut album. 'Last One Standing' will be released on 14 April via Destroy Everything.

1) Follow Me
2) Tell Me Something
3) I’m Not Leaving
4) Monster in Me
5) Living in a Hurricane
6) Cold at the Bottom
7) 27 Down
8) Run Away
9) Say It Isn’t So
10) Let Go
11) Look at Me Now

I Divide will also be playing a run of shows with Yashin in the Spring.

March (with Yashin)
14 Hobos Bridgend
15 Takedown Festival Southampton University 28 Asylum Birmingham
April
01 Borderline London
02 Stereo Glasgow

The video for 'Follow Me' can be viewed after the jump below.

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Grozerock Macbeth Stage Shortlist Announced featuring Straight Lines, Boy Jumps Ship, I Divide and More

Macbeth Footwear and Blackstar Amps have revealed a shortlist of 30 bands for their their Groezrock 2014 competition.

Amongst the list are UK bands such as Straight Lines, Boy Jumps Ship, I Divide, Out For Tomorrow, and Fathoms.

Voting for the contest begins on February 10th with the 10 most voted bands winning the opportunity to play the Macbeth stage at Groezrock 2014.

The full list of bands are:

Boy Jumps Ship (United Kingdom)
Brain’s All Gone (Poland)
Call It Off (The Netherlands)
Crown Cardinals (France)
Edward In Venice (Italy)
Fathoms (United Kingdom)
Golden Tanks (United Kingdom)
I Divide United Kingdom)
Kids Insane (Israel)
King of Pigs HC (United Kingdom)
Moments (Belgium)
Monday Kills (Sweden)
My Extraordinary (United Kingdom)
Out For Tomorrow (United Kingdom)
Pray For Locust (Sweden)
Promethee (Switzerland)
Radion Havanna (Germany)
River Jumpers (United Kingdom)
Saint[the]Sinner (United Kingdom)
Seventribe (Sweden)
Shell Beach (Hungary)
Straight Lines (United Kingdom)
The Bottom Line (United Kingdom)
The Ignored (Belgium)
The Ladykillers (United Kingdom)
The Lowest Standard (The Netherlands)
The Tramps (Belgium)
Two Glass Eyes (United Kingdom)
Wasted Bullet (The Netherlands)
Watch Out Stampede (Germany)

Further details can be found here.

Funeral For A Friend and More Announced for Southampton’s Takedown Festival 2014

Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend will headline Southampton’s Takedown Festival on 15th March 2014.

Other acts announced are Yashin, Heaven’s Basement, Glamour of the Kill, Feed The Rhino, LostAlone, Jett Black, Skarlett Riot, Baby Godzilla, I Divide, The Dirty Youth, Dendera, Western Sand, Our Hollow Our Home and Dead.

More bands will be announced on Friday 6th December when Super Early Bird Tickets go on sale priced at just £20 (£24 including UPRAWR aftershow party).

Decade, I Divide, Lonely The Brave, We Are Fiction and More Added to Reading and Leeds Festival 2013

Decade, I Divide, Lonely The Brave, and We Are Fiction are just some of the names that have been added to the lineup for this years Reading and Leeds Festival.

Decade will be playing on the Lock Up Stage, with I Divide, Lonely The Brave, and We Are Fiction being amongst the names announced for the BBC Introducing Stage.

The full list of additions can be viewed by clicking read more.

Reading and Leeds Festival will take place between 23rd and 25th August later this year.

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Festival Preview: Download Festival 2013 - 25 Must-See Bands

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Once again its that time of year when rock fans far and wide descend on Donington Park for the annual Download Festival.

As always the three-day festival is filled to the brim with legendary rock and metal bands as well as a whole lot more. With five stages and a shit load of bands looking to steal the show, we’ve decided to take on the difficulty task of highlighting just 25 bands we think you should go and see this weekend.

Are you heading to Download? What bands are you excite d to see? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter.

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Architects
Brighton noise mob Architects are bringing their melodic metalcore sound to the main stage at Donnington this year. They’ve been incredibly busy, what with their 'One Hundred Days' film being released on 8th June but they’re coming home before jetting over to America to embark on this year’s Warped Tour.

With Sam Carter’s almost effortless vocals and their intense, atmospheric sound, this lot will definitely be waking anyone up who’s had a little too much to drink the night before. (JT)

Where & When: 1:50pm on the Main Stage on Friday 14th June.

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New I Divide Video (‘Follow Me’)

I Divide have premiered their new video for 'Follow Me.'

The single is available today through Destroy Everything, and the video can be viewed by clicking read more.

I Divide's debut album is set to be released later this year.

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Destroy Everything Download Festival Playlist

Recently launched UK label Destroy Everything have created a Download Festival Youtube Playlist.

The playlist includes tracks by some of the labels bands (I Divide, Black Dogs, The First) as well as songs by some other bands playing this year’s festival.

Click read more to view the playlist.

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