With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
A new DIY label / merch company / distro venture based in Oxford called Beach Community has launched their first release. 'Life's a Beach' is an 18-track compilation and is set to be released on limited edition cassette.
The tape is limited to just 250 copies (50 bi-colour blue/yellow, 100 metallic gold and 100 metallic red) and features artwork by the very talented James Callahan.
The compilation includes tracks by Balance & Composure, Make Do And Mend, The Story So Far, Defeater, The Wonder Years, Real Friends, Joyce Manor, Gnarwolves, Daylight, Citizen and many more.
A1. Balance And Composure - Reflection
A2. Crash of Rhinos - Interiors
A3. Joyce Manor - If I Needed You There
A4. Gnarwolves - Limerence
A5. The Story So Far - Empty Space
A6. The Wonder Years - Cul-de-sac
A7. Moose Blood - Boston
A8. Dikembe - Keys To The Jeep
A9. Hindsights - Daydreams
B1. Make Do And Mend - Count
B2. Citizen - Figure You Out
B3. Daylight - Sheltered
B4. Defeater - Bastards
B5. Have Mercy - This Old Ark
B6. The American Scene - The View From Here
B7. Real Friends - Late Nights In My Car
B8. Light Years - Hindsight
B9. Nai Harvest - Sitcom Fade-In
'Life's a Beach' is available pre-order lovefrombeachcommunity.com. The compilation can also be streamed on Bandcamp or by clicking read 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 email@example.com.
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.