With his second album 'Devour' receiving plenty of praise, Already Heard catches with Dave Hause discuss touring, signing to Rise Records, the new album and his picks of 2013
Hailing from “Music City”, Nashville, Better Off have produced a stirring collection of songs
with their debut record '(I Think) I'm Leaving'. With a sound that blends pop sensibilities with emo-rock tone and been likened to Brand New, Balance & Composure and Jimmy Eat World. Already Heard recently grabbed a quick word with Luke Granered to discuss the bands
sound, the Nashville scene, future plans and more.
As part of our "Tour Tales" feature, the female-fronted rockers documented their time on the road as their geared up towards the release of 'Beauty&Grace'.
Check out our stream of Jacksonville, Florida pop punk band We Still Dream's take on
The Get Up Kids' 'Valentine'.
With Queens of the Stone Age in the middle of a UK arena tour, we’ve decided to highlight
five of the bands best tracks for this edition of "Fives".
We've got the new EP from Yorkshire riff merchants NOSE right here! Take a listen to 'Sick
Continuing our Reuben theme from last week’s Fives and in celebration of frontman Jamie Lenman’s new double solo album, we take a look at two of the albums for "Versus". Its
‘Racecar Is Racecar Backwards' against 'In Nothing We Trust'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Cavern, Exeter (I Divide)
6 Upstairs @ The Garage, London (Attention Thieves)
7 Met Lounge, Peterborough (We Are Fiction)
Since being crowned Red Bull Bedroom Jam winners last September, Exeter rockers I Divide have been working non-stop. From recording new material to touring with Funeral For A Friend, the quintet just completed a run of headline shows alongside fellow rising UK bands The First, Anavae and Underline The Sky before returning to record their debut album while they’re also set to play the Download Festival for the second year running next month.
With so much going on and so much to look forward to, we briefly spoke to drummer Dave Mooney to catch up with the band to discuss their first headline tour, how the making of their debut album is going, and playing Download.
AH: Since we last spoke to you, you’ve toured with Funeral For A Friend and released a CD sampler. How would you sum up the past few months?
Dave: These past few months have been the best so far for I Divide! The FFAF tour was unreal, every night we played to a minimum of 500 people and the reaction we got was incredible. The album sampler was also really good for us as it gave us a chance to show people what the new songs will be like and really got our album PR off the ground!
AH: After winning the Red Bull Bedroom Jam, you joined Funeral For A Friend for an extensive tour. How were those shows?
Dave: We had a great time on that tour, we met so many new people across the country who came down to show their support and we also converted a whole heap of new fans towards I Divide!
Live Review: I Divide, Anavae, The First, Underline The Sky & Autumn Ruin - Academy 3, Manchester - 09/04/201
Previous Ourzone magazine tours have brought us new bands to UK fans, The Summer Set, Framing Hayley and Adelaide are to name a few. This year’s Ourzone tour boasts some of the UK’s best and up and coming bands that people should definitely go and check out before they blow up.
Up first is the local band Autumn Ruin who is by far the heaviest band of the night. You can tell the band are young and at the start of their music journey, as generic heavy riffs barrage the crowd and screams and melodic vocals come through it’s nothing new (1/5).
Luckily up next is the first girl fronted band of the night, Underline The Sky who bring a pop punk sound we’ve heard oh so many times. But with lead vocalist Bronwyn at the helm she finally gets the crowd to react and move which the previous band couldn’t do. As the riffs come in thick and fast and the dual melodic vocals of lead singer and guitarist come through it’s a good sound. The band is shaky at the start but soon enough they settle into the set and power through a most impressive set of some catchy pop punk music that will stick in your head for a good few hours afterwards. (3/5)
A new UK music and lifestyle label imprint called Destroy Everything has been launched with six UK bands joining the label; Black Dogs, I Divide, The First, We Are Fiction, Azriel and The Colour Line.
The label plans on releasing new music from a diverse range of rock, alternative and metal artists whilst maximising value for their acts through licensing and branded entertainment. The lifestyle arm of the label will be launching this summer, with a range of clothing, accessories, and collectable items plus ltd edition art prints and posters.
A free launch party will take place in conjunction with HYPE Clothing at The Black Heart, Camden Town, London NW1 on Thursday April 18th. The first 100x people through the door will get a free pack, full of Destroy Everything and HYPE goodies.
Visit dstryvrythng.com for further information.
LAB Records have released their new 'LAB: Testing 2' compilation and features tracks from The Summer Set, I Dividie, Cartel, Violet and more.
1. Anavae - Storm Chaser
2. Katie Sky - Right Words
3. Savannah - Violent Red
4. The Summer Set - About a Girl (Acoustic)
5. Cartel - Something To Believe
6. Lelia Broussard - Masquerade
7. The Cape Race - They’re Young, They’re in Love
8. iDivide - Cold at the Bottom
9. Sparks The Rescue - Water Your Heart
10. The LaFonatines - Sin City
11. The Spill Canvas - Chemicals
12. BriBry - Staying Together
13. Big Sixes - Kidding Myself
14. Charlee Drew - You Did Me a Favour
15. Harbour - Colder
16. Only Seven Left - Stay With Me
17. Elissa Franceschi - This is a Battle
18. Eras - Tall Tales
19. Violet - Perspectives (Acoustic) [feat. Arthur Walwin]
20. Super Happy Fun Club - Way Back (The Conflict)
21. Reachback - Pretty Slick
22. Underline The Sky - Bad News
23. Venus On Fire - War
'LAB: Testing 2' is available on iTunes for £3.49 here.
Live Review: Funeral for a Friend, Such Gold, Major League and I Divide - NQ Live, Manchester - 16/02/2013
It’s been almost a decade since ‘Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation’ was released; five albums since and with a few members gone, Funeral for a Friend are still going strong which can be signified by this sold out show at Manchester’s NQ Live, one of the dates on a tour in support of the band’s sixth full length ‘Conduit’.
First of all I would like to apologise that wasn’t able to catch openers I Divide due to the traffic lights not being on my side, but watching Major League managed to ease me into the show. The New Jersey pop punk group were certainly grateful to be on this tour, and throughout their set they managed to warm up the attendees with their charming melody and bite for the night ahead. Tokens of this affection were minimal including a couple of people singing along to the words and orchestrated hand claps, but there was something missing that didn’t make it memorable. (3/5)
Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012 winners I Divide have posted a new song called 'Cold At The Bottom' online.
The bands début album is due for release this summer.
Click read more to stream 'Cold At The Bottom'.
I Divide have announced a UK headline tour and will take place in April.
Support comes from Anavae.
7th London O2 Academy2 Islington
8th Birmingham O2 Academy3
9th Manchester Academy 3
10th Sheffield O2 Academy2
11th Glasgow O2 ABC
12th Newcastle O2 Academy2
Daytrader have pulled out of Funeral For A Friend's forthcoming UK tour and have been replaced by New Jersey Pop Punk band Major League.
Such Gold and I Divide will also be supporting on the tour.
Wed 23 Belfast Limelight
Thu 24 Derry Nerve Centre
Fri 25 Cork Cypress Avenue
Sat 26 Dublin Fibber Magees
Mon 28 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 29 Bristol The Fleece
Wed 30 Plymouth White Rabbit
Thu 31 Exeter Cavern
Sat 02 Bournemouth Sound Circus
Sun 03 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 04 Brighton The Haunt
Wed 06 Margate Westcoast Bar
Thu 07 Cambridge The Junction
Fri 08 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sat 09 Norwich Waterfront
Mon 11 York The Duchess
Tue 12 Leeds Cockpit
Wed 13 Glasgow King Tuts
Thu 14 Newcastle Uni. Students Union – Venue
Sat 16 Manchester NQ Live
Sun 17 Stoke Sugarmill
Mon 18 London Garage
Tue 19 Birmingham Asylum