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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed
To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and she discussed
being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


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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Download Festival Preview: I Divide

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Playing Download Festival for the second year running, I Divide come back to Donington as winners of last years Red Bull Bedroom Jam contest and this time round they’re playing the second stage early on Saturday morning.

Having joined the newly formed Destroy Everything label and their debut album in the works, I Divide will be looking to make a big impact for the second consecutive time.

We spoke to guitarist Josh Wreford about what we can expect, who he is looking forward to watching and more.

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

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Already Heard: Can you tell us your name and role in the band?
Josh: Hey, I’m Josh, and I playing guitar and sing backing vocals.

AH: Why should fans check you out at Download?
Josh: We love playing big stages, and you don’t get much bigger than Download Festival. We’re going to completely owe that stage. I’m going to personally try and stand in every corner before we come back again. We’re excited to showcase our new tracks to an audience that we know are going to love it. You won’t be disappointed!

AH: What can we expect from your set?
Josh: We’re going to be playing a mix of new and old songs, but hopefully ones that our fans are going to be able to sing along to.

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I Divide, Attention Thieves and We Are Fiction Announced for Destroy Everything/Hype Clothing Tour

I Divide, Attention Thieves and We Are Fiction have been announced for the upcoming Destroy Everything/Hype Clothing UK tour which will see each band headline in their hometown.

June
5 Cavern, Exeter (I Divide)
6 Upstairs @ The Garage, London (Attention Thieves)
7 Met Lounge, Peterborough (We Are Fiction)