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INTERVIEW: MOOSE BLOOD
This week Canterbury emo-rock four piece Moose Blood release their debut full-length.
Entitled 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time', the record contains eleven songs that
wear their hearts on their sleeves and is wrapped in a plethora of catchy hooks. We spoke to two fourths of the band as drummer Glenn Harvey and bassist Kyle Todd discussed the
album, working with Beau Burchell, joining up with No Sleep Records, and more.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: HORA DOUSE - CRASH
The new EP from Manchester's Hora Douse, 'Crash' is streaming right here on Already Heard. Give it a listen and relive those older days when post hardcore could be a little bit twangly.
FIVES: MUST HEAR OCTOBER 2014 RELEASES
Last month we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking our must hear releases for September, and October is no different. Find out what the Already Heard team picked out as their five essential releases for October.
ALREADY HEARD VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: WE FIGHT LIKE KIDS - FALCONER
On Monday November 3rd, Midland hardcore punk band We Fight Like Kids release their
debut EP, 'Superficial Behaviour'. However we're premiering their new video for 'Falconer' right here on Already Heard.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: ALBURN
For Scottish quartet Alburn, their latest EP ('Mouthful of Glass') has been a longtime coming. Having undergone a slight line-up since their formation in 2007, 'Mouthful of Glass'
showcases a significant amount of growth and maturity. We spoke to Pete Duthie to ask him about the bands background, that inevitable Brand New comparison, the Scottish music
scene and more.
EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: NOYO MATHIS - ENDURE
On first listen we fell in love Noyo Mathis and knew that 'Endure' needed to be heard. It's post hardcore meets emo meets indie meets math rock. Take a listen to the full EP right here.
INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece
haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
“leaders” of the UK pop-punk movement.


Joyce Manor Announce November UK Dates with Cheap Girls and Great Cynics

Joyce Manor will be touring the UK in support of their new album, 'Never Hungover Again', which is out this week on Epitaph Records.

Support comes from Cheap Girls and Great Cynics.

November
Tue 11 Leeds Cockpit 2 
Wed 12 Glasgow 13th Note
Thu 13 Manchester Star & Garter
Fri 14 London The Dome Tufnell Park
Sat 15 Southampton Joiners
Sun 16 Kingston Fighting Cocks
Mon 17 Bristol The Exchange

Album Review: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

Returning to your roots, like most things, can be either good or bad, depending upon how it is handled. On their last release, Torrance, California indie punks Joyce Manor took a bizarre, near experimental pop sensibility on ‘Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired’. Now, on their Epitaph debut and third LP, the band slightly treads back to where they started, with the style which hooked their fans in the first place. ‘Never Hungover Again’ is the spiritual follow up to their self-titled first album; it is Joyce Manor at their most mature sounding, without losing their trademark catchy bite.

Opening with ‘Christmas Card’, you can tell this is classic Joyce Manor, yet they sound slicker. All the rough edges have been smoothed out, without losing any grit. Follow up song ‘Falling in Love Again’ dazzles with pop infused alt punk, which blossoms with a synth and a sincere finish. Whilst this song and ‘End of the Summer’ are mid tempo sweethearts, the likes of ‘Victoria’ ups the tempo adding a weighted element to the delightful punk tone. The most beefy number, however, comes from the minute long ‘Catalina Fight Song’ (the video of which sees the quartet in a hilarious predicament involving martial arts). It chugs away in a tough to chew, easy to digest fashion. ‘In the Army’ is another song with bite, though it comes with rapid fire guitar melodies amongst rolling drums, sealing a fine partnership of contrast.

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FIVES: Must Hear July 2014 Releases

July is here and summer is in full swing. Even though we’re in deep into the festival season, doesn’t mean awesome new music isn’t being released. July sees a whole bunch of exciting releases with the likes of Four Year Strong, Pennywise, and Rise Against unleashing highly anticipated releases.

Nevertheless the Already Heard has opted to pick some other major releases that we think are essential listening for the coming month.

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Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - We Don’t Have Each Other
Let’s admit it, the whole “pop-punk band singer goes acoustic” spiel has been done countless times, yet when you have The Wonder Years’ Dan “Soupy” Campbell at the helm, you know this isn’t going to be another forgettable side-project.

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties sees Campbell taking on the character of Aaron West, and 'We Don’t Have Each Other' explores the story of Aaron West; where he comes from, his parents, his close relationships and so on.

'We Don’t Have Each Other' promises to be a highly detailed and emotionally driven record, that sees Campbell working with Ace Enders of The Early November. Together they’ve created a record that requires repeated playbacks. It’s coated in sombre, folky Americana that allows Campbell to tell the story of Aaron West in a calm and beautiful manner. (SR)

'We Don’t Have Each Other' by Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties is released on 8th July on Hopeless Records.

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Weekly US News Roundup (22/06/2014)

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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, news, videos, tours, and more.

Because of this each week we bring you a concise roundup of news from America.

This week we have new music from Every Time I Die, The Wonder Years, Joyce Manor, Crown The Empire, Dikembe, Park, My Iron Lung and more.

Whilst there are new videos from Against Me!, The Pretty Reckless, Dangerkids, and Vanna.

We’ve also got tour news on The Gaslight Anthem and Citizen, as well details of new releases from Frnkiero And The Cellabration, Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), and He Is Legend.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Roundups, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

Every Time I Die are streaming their new album, 'From Parts Unknown' ahead of its release on 30th June.

Against Me!'s NSFW music video for 'Drinking With The Jocks' can be viewed here

The Pretty Reckless have premiered their new video for 'Messed Up World'.

Frnkiero And The Cellabration has announced he will release an album called 'Stomachaches' on 26th August via Staple Records.

1. All I Want Is Nothing
2. Weighted
3. Blood Infections
4. She’s The Prettiest Girl At The Party And She Can Prove It With A Solid Right Hook
5. Stitches
6. Joyriding
7. Stage 4 Fear Of Trying
8. Tragician
9. Neverenders
10. Smoke Rings
11. Guilttripping
12. Where Do We Belong? Anywhere But Here

The Wonder Years have posted a full band version of 'Living Room Song'.

Alkaline Trio will be performing all eight of their albums over four nights in three different cities.

October
9 The Trobadour, Los Angeles
10 The Trobadour, Los Angeles
11 The Trobadour, Los Angeles
12 The Trobadour, Los Angeles
16 The Metro, Chicago
17 The Metro, Chicago
18 The Metro, Chicago
19 The Metro, Chicago
21 The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
22 The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
23 The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
24 The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Joyce Manor have previewed their new album, 'Never Hungover Again' with a track called 'Schley'.

Rise Against have revealded the track listing for 'The Black Market'.

1. “The Great Die-Off”
2. “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore”
3. “Tragedy + Time”
4. “The Black Market”
5. “The Eco-Terrorist In Me”
6. “Sudden Life”
7. “A Beautiful Indifference”
8. “Methadone”
9. “Zero Visibility”
10. “Awake Too Long”
11. “People Live Here”
12. “Bridges”

The Gaslight Anthem have announced a tour with Against Me! and twopointeight.

September
10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage @ Mann Center - (w/Jimmy Eat World & Against Me!)
13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center - (w/Jimmy Eat World & Against Me!, twopointeight)
14 - Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Folk Festival
27 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
28 - Los Angeles, CA - The Palladium (w/twopointeight)
30 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
October
1 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
3 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
3-5 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
7 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
8 - Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
10 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
10-12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
16 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)

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Weekly US News Roundup (18/05/2014)

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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, news, videos, tours, and more.

Because of this each week we bring you a concise roundup of news from America.

This week we have news on b>As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis being sentenced to 6 years in prison, Riot Fest Chicago and FYF Fest.

There are new videos from All Time Low, Of Mice and Men, Tigers Jaw, and My Iron Lung.

Whilst there is new music from Say Anything, Beartooth, The Story So Far, Forever Came Calling, Joyce Manor and much more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Roundups, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison after attempting to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

Details of Riot Fest Chicago have been revealed. In additional news several bands will be performing albums in full; The Offspring ('Smash'), Weezer ('The Blue Album'), Descendents ('Milo Goes To College'), Slayer ('Reign In Blood') and The Get Up Kids ('Something To Write Home About').

All Time Low have released a video for 'The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver'.

The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise have announced a US tour together.

7/29/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE* - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
7/30/14 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/1/14 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony Summer Stage* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/2/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory* - on sale May 16 @ 4 PM
8/4/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/5/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5* - on sale May 16 @ 12 Noon
8/7/14 Toronto, ON - TD Echo Beach* - on sale May 23 @ 10 AM
8/8/14 Burlington, VT - Waterfront Park - Lake Champlain Maritime Fest* - on sale May 16 @ 11 AM
8/11/14 Boston, MA - House Of Blues* - on sale May 17 @10 AM
8/14/14 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/15/14 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre# - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
8/16/14 Cape Canaveral, FL - Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/19/14 St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre# - on sale May 30 @ 10 AM
8/20/14 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Music Park# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/22/14 Oklahoma City, OK - Downtown Airpark# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/24/14 Englewood, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/26/14 Magna, UT - The Great Saltair** - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/27/14 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino# - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/29/14 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre# - on sale May 17 @ 10 AM
8/30/14 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre* - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
8/31/14 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds* - on sale June 13 @ 10 AM
9/7/14 Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati^ - on sale TBA
9/9/14 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom^ - on sale May 16 @ 10 AM
9/11/14 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Ballroom^^ - on sale June 6 @ 10 AM
* w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals
# w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and TBA
** w/ Pennywise and TBA
^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and TBA
^^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun

The Story So Far have posted 'Navy Blue' from their forthcoming 'Songs Of' EP.

Of Mice and Men have premiered their new video for 'Would You Still Be There'.

Columbus, OH hardcore outfit Beartooth are set to release their highly anticipated debut full length album, 'Disgusting' on June 9th via Red Bull Records. The bands new video for 'Beaten In Lips' can be viewed here.

1. The Lines
2. Beaten In Lips
3. Body Bag
4. In Between
5. Relapsing
6. Ignorance Is Bliss
7. I Have A Problem
8. One More
9. Me In My Own Head
10. Keep Your American Dream
11. Dead
12. Sick And Disgusting

Say Anything have posted a new track called 'Judas Decapitation'.

My Iron Lung have premiered their new video for 'Commonwealth'. 'Relief' will be released on 7th July via Pure Noise Records.

The latest The Fest 13 additions have been announced:
Melvins, Able Baker Fox (Small Brown Bike/ Casket Lottery), Coliseum, Gatorface (reunion), Vacation, The Jetty Boys, United Nations, Whiskey & Co., WHORES, The Unlovables, Life In Vacuum, The Slow Death, Nato Cole and the Blue Diamond Band, Devon Kay and the Solutions, Chris Farren, Antarctigo Vespucci (Chris Farren/ Jeff Rosenstock), Young Ladies, Max Levine Ensemble, Spoonboy, The Tim Version, Deluxe, Laura Palmer, Fellow Project, Children’s Children, No More, Snakehealers, Brian McGee, Who Needs You (Solo), DREDGER, Meridian, Spruce Bringsteen, Kyle Chason, It Looks Sad, My Body Sings Electric, Aviator, Everybody Row, Big Shoals, Sinai Vessel, and Mantar (DE)

Taking Back Sunday and The Used have announced another co-headline US tour.

Sep 6-7 Riot Fest - Toronto, On
Sep 7 89x Chill On The Hill - Detroit, Mi
Sep 8 Lc Pavilion - Columbus, Oh *
Sep 10 Stage Ae - Pittsburgh, Pa *
Sep 12 Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, Mi *
Sep 12-14 Riot Fest - Chicago, Il *
Sep 16 The Myth - St. Paul, Mn*
Sep 17 The District - Sioux Falls, Sd *
Sep 19 Kc Live! At The Power & Lights District (free) - Kansas City, Mo *
Sep 19-21 Riot Fest - Denver, Co *
Sep 21 Shrine Auditorium - Billings, Mt *
Sep 23 Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium - Idaho Falls, Id *
Sep 25 Showbox Sodo - Seattle, Wa *
Sep 26 Roseland Theater - Portland, Or *
Sep 27 Summer Ends Festival - Tempe, Az
Sep 29 Macewan Hall - Calgary, Ab *
Sep 30 Union Hall - Edmonton, Ab *
Oct 2 Burton Cummings - Winnipeg, Mb *
Oct 3 The Venue - Fargo, Nd *
Oct 4 7 Flags Event Center - Des Moines, Ia *
Oct 6 The Pageant - St. Louis, Mo *

Details of LA’s FYF Fest have been announced and includes a reunion from The Blood Brothers.

Joyce Manor have signed to Epitaph Records. Their new record, 'Never Hungover Again' will be released on June 22nd. A track called 'Catalina Fight Song' can be heard here.

1. Christmas Card
2. Falling In Love Again
3. End Of The Summer
4. Victoria
5. Schley
6. Heart Tattoo
7. The Jerk
8. In The Army Now
9. Catalina Fight Song
10. Heated Swimming Pool

Tigers Jaw have shared their new video for 'Hum'.

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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 lovefrombeachcommunity.com. 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 info@alreadyheard.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
A-side: AMBULANCE
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 Deftones.com.

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:

September
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 PunkNews.org.

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