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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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
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.

Oxford DIY Label Beach Community Release New Compilation

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 & ComposureMake Do And MendThe Story So FarDefeater, The Wonder YearsReal FriendsJoyce ManorGnarwolvesDaylightCitizen 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 The compilation can also be streamed on Bandcamp or by clicking read more.

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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.

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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]

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Weekly US News Round-Up (21/9/2012)

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

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
B-side: Gun.
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

1. Poltergeist (Roller Derby)
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Swerve City
5. Entomb (Dazzle)
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
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.

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Joyce Manor Announce UK Tour with Apologies, I Have None & Bangers

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

Joyce Manor Stream ‘Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired’

The new album from Joyce Manor, 'Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired' is streaming on

'Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired' will be released in the UK through Big Scary Monsters Records on May 7th.