This week Lansdale, Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years released their fourth album - ‘The Greatest Generation,’ a record that sees the pop punk quintet reach their creative peak in a number of ways. With a wealth of material in their discography, Already Heard's Sean Reid and Tom Knott took on the tricky task of picking out the five best songs from The Wonder Years. Find out what we picked and let us know if you agree or disagree?
Following the release of their superb 'Signals' album, Mallory Knox have certainly become ones to watch in recent months. We caught up with the band to discuss joining Search & Destroy Records, how vital the festival season and touring are, what it feels like to be a part
of the expanding British rock scene and much more.
Over The Ocean have crafted a compelling, brooding record with their latest effort ‘Be Given To The Soil.’ With intense specific precision and delicate accuracy that echoes the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros. Jesse Hill from the band to discusses how the
album came together, the importance of precision, being compared to post-rock pioneers and more.
After a top ten UK album and an outstanding UK tour with festival dates on both sides of the Atlantic to follow, Bring Me The Horizon are having a fantastic 2013 and are now featured in the latest edition of "Versus." It's ‘There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret’ vs the bands latest release, 'Sempiternal.'
We catch up with Newcastle Indie Rock quartet Alexander to find out more about their debut album 'Say Hello' for a “Already Heard Track Guide” feature.
Having briefly returned to the UK for the Hit The Deck Festival before starting a European
tour, we caught up with vocalist/bassist Ned Russin to discuss the bands progression in sound, differences between UK and US festivals, their recent split with Touché Amoré,
having friends on tour and more.
Struggletown Records Release New Compilation featuring Joyce Manor, Nai Harvest, Wolves At Heart and More
Glasgow-based label Struggletown Records have released their second compilation.
‘Everyday Struggle Vol. II’ features songs from Joyce Manor, Nai Harvest, Wolves At Heart, Bear Arms and more.
Visit Struggletown Records’ Bandcamp page to download the compilation for £3. Alternatively click read more below to stream the compilation.
Live Review: Joyce Manor, Apologies, I Have None & Well Wisher - The Star and Garter, Manchester, 25/09/12
The city of Manchester has always been labelled as the ‘rainy city’, and it isn’t rocket science to work out why this is so. The horrendous weather certainly puts a damper on everyone’s spirits and plans, especially if you’re travelling to a small pub called The Star and Garter, where upstairs, a small anxious weather hardened bunch of music fans await one of the biggest cult phenomenon’s in the punk rock community to play them a fantastic set of raucous catchy jams.
Before the main attraction, the first of two opening bands are welcomed with curiosity from a decent sized crowd. Well Wisher from Manchester play a brilliant math rock-influenced 90’s emo sound, that features great melodies which morph into either a gentle sway or a beefy climax. All of this is bridged to the crowd by the pedantic antics of their frontman who is both entertaining and intriguing with yelps of melodic woe with the odd climatic yell. [4/5]
Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.
As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.
Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.
If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s US News Round-Up includes details of new releases from Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Slingshot Dakota, and Citizen. While there are new music videos from I Call Fives, Homelife, Joyce Manor, State Faults and Single Mothers.
In addition Man Overboard, Never Shout Never, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and The Motel Life have announced new tour dates.
Read on to find out more about all of this and more.
Green Day’s new album ‘¡Uno!’ is streaming here.
My Chemical Romance have revealed details of their ‘Conventional Weapons’ collection.
Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012
Title: Number Two
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012
Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Deftones will release ‘Koi No Yokan’ on November 12th. A free song called ‘Leathers’ can be downloaded from Deftones.com.
1. Poltergeist (Roller Derby)
2. Romantic Dreams
4. Swerve City
5. Entomb (Dazzle)
6. Graphic Nature
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You? (Flashback)
New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has joined with Bridge Nine Records to form a new imprint label called Violently Happy Records. The labels first release will be ‘The Best Ways to Disappear’ EP by Candy Hearts.
I Call Fives released the video for ‘Late Nights.’
Bad Books posted a new song called ‘It Never Stops.’ Bad Books will release ‘II’ on October 9th through ia Triple Crown Records and Favorite Gentleman.
Pentimento have joined Paper + Plastick Records and will release a Self-Titled album on November 13th. Black Numbers will be handling the CD and cassette release of the album. The video for ‘Circles’ can be viewed here.
IWrestledABearOnce will be releasing a horror film called ‘A Beary Scary Movie’ on November 6th. The official trailer can be viewed here.
Joyce Manor have announced their first UK tour, set to take place in September,with support from Apologies, I Have None and Bangers.
The dates are as follow:
21st Joiners, Southampton
22nd Fighting Cocks, Kingston
23rd The Soundhouse, Leicester
24th Rainbow, Birmingham
25th Star and Garter, Manchester
26th King Tuts, Glasgow
27th The Cockpit Leeds
28th The Old Blue Last, London
The new album from Joyce Manor, ‘Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired’ is streaming on PunkNews.org.
‘Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired’ will be released in the UK through Big Scary Monsters Records on May 7th.