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EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: THE SINKING FEELING - UGLY
We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling. Straight out
of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals
for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HEVY FEST 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
After taking a break last year, Hevy Fest is back for 2014 and even though it’s downsized
from 3 days to 2, there still loads of awesome bands on offer. With over 40 bands playing
over the 2 days, there’s bound to be some clashes. Already Heard is here to give you 10
must-see bands to see at Hevy Fest next month.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: O CAPTAIN
Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
FESTIVAL: UK TECH FEST 2014
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
FEATURE: 6 MONTHS IN - ALREADY HEARD'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR 2014
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
FESTIVAL: SONISPHERE 2014
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: JACOB ROUND (PURE NOISE RECORDS)
In the latest edition of our "Industry Insight" feature, we speak to Jake Round as his label,
Pure Noise Records, celebrates it's 5th anniversary.


Weekly US News Roundup (21/03/2014)

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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.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise roundup of news from America.

This week we have streams of new releases from Seahaven, Fireworks, Chuck Ragan, Animals As Leaders and Somos. There are also video’s from ††† (Crosses), Man Overboard and music from Tigers Jaw. Fall Out Boy, Chiodos and Metallica.

We also have news on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, Weezer, Finch, Yellowcard and more.

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

13 more bands have been announced for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour; Of Mice & Men (7/8-8/3), Bayside, Four Year Strong, Finch (6/13-7/6), Ghost Town (6/13-7/8, 7/12-13), Cursed Sails (6/13-6/29), Crizzly, Antiserum, K.Flay, Marmozets (7/4-8/3), Shot In The Dark (6/20), Naked Walrus (6/20-6/26) and Unlocking The Truth (7/11-7/15).

Metallica have posted a demo of a new song called 'Lords of Summer'.

Fall Out Boy's cover of Elton John's 'Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting' can be heard here.

Fireworks' new album, 'Oh, Common Life' is streaming here.

Weezer are currently recording a new album.

Taking Back Sunday have posted a b-side from 'Happiness Is' called 'How I Met Your Mother'.

Yellowcard have joined Razor & Tie. Their new album will be released in the fall.

Chiodos have released a new song called 'Under Your Halo.'

Seahaven are streaming their new album, 'Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only'.

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Weekly US News Roundup (09/03/2014)

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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.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise roundup of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, sessions, features and more.

This weeks roundup includes new videos from Fall Out Boy, Pixies, Taking Back Sunday, Modern Baseball, BlessTheFall and many others.

We also have music from the likes Linkin Park, Chiodos, Fireworks, Elder Brother, Emmure, Cerebral Ballzy, Traditions, Direct Effect, and Owls. We also have tour news regarding 30 Second To Mars and Man Overboard, as well as the latest on the Vans Warped Tour, Bled Fest and Skate And Surf Festival.

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

Fall Out Boy have posted the video for 'Rat A Tat' featuring Courtney Love.

Pixies' new video for 'Greens and Blues' can be viewed here.

The first single from Linkin Park's forthcoming album has been released. Hear 'Guilty All The Same' feat. Rakim here.

Sunny Day Real Estate has announced that they will be teaming up with Circa Survive to release a brand new Split 7” on Record Store Day (April 19th).

Sunny Day Real Estate - Lipton Witch
Circa Survive - Bad Heart

Linkin Park and 30 Second To Mars will be touring together in the summer. Support comes from AFI.

08/04 − West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/05 − West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/06 − West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/07 − West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/08 − West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/09 − Tampa, FL @ Steinbrenner Field
08/12 − Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless
08/13 − Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/15 − Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/16 − Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
08/18 − Holmdale, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/19 − Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
08/21 − Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake
08/23 − Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drepeau
08/24 − Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
08/26 − St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota St. Fair
08/27 − Winnipeg, SK @ MTS Center
08/29 − Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
08/30 − Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/06 − Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion
09/06 − Dallas, TX @ Geza Energy Pavilion
09/08 − Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
09/10 − Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena
09/11 − Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/13 − Quincy, WA @ The Gorge
09/15 − Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
09/16 − San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/18 − Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/19 − Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

Taking Back Sunday have premiered their new video for 'Stood A Chance'.

The video for 'Your Graduation' by Modern Baseball is now online. In additional news, the fourth pressing of the bands 'Sports' LP has been released on Lame-O Records.

BlessTheFall's new video for 'Hollow Bodies’ can be viewed here.

Chiodos has posted their newest track, 'Duct Tape'.

Every Time I Die is currently recording new material at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou of Converge.

Another new song from Fireworks' new album 'Oh, Common Life' has appeared online. Stream 'Flies On Tape' here.

12 new acts have been announced for this years Vans Warped Tour:

PVRIS
The Summer Set
For All Those Sleeping
Get Scared
Dangerkids
Dayshell
Heart To Heart
Pacific Dub
DJ Nicola Bear
Watsky
Wax
One oK Rock

Bled Fest has announced the full lineup for their 10th anniversary event.

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Giant MKT Release Free Compilation ft Man Overboard, You Blew It!, Pentimento and More

Emerging record label Giant MKT has released a 21 track sampler album. 'Giantly Rad: Volume One' features a host of UK, European and US bands including Man Overboard, You Blew It!, Pentimento and Crash Island.

'Giantly Rad: Volume One' is available to download for free here.

A Will Away - The Masochists Daughter
Adam Rubenstein - Helpless
Backlashes and Bad Ideas - Defend Josh’s Life Choices (Feat. Fred Mascherino)
City of Ghosts - The Traveler
Crash Island - Loved Ones
Cross Town Train - Cold Coffee
Heron - Ghost Of Seven Hearths
Hexis - Exhausit
Homage - Definitive
Man Overboard - Open Season
Monotheist - Elegy of the Sleepwalkers
Old Ivy - Flawless
Pentimento - Just Friends
Primitive Man - Ties That Bind and Sever
Rosetta - Myo / The Miraculous
Stranger Day - Sea Full of Lions (Prod: Mykal Star)
The Assembly Line - Photographs
The Color and Sound - Slow Decline
Totem Skin - He Wears a Mask, and His Face Grows to Fit It
You Blew It! - Award of the Year Award
Young Statues - Ghost Passenger

Click read more to stream 'Giantly Rad: Volume One'.

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Decade Stream ‘Good Luck’

This past Monday Decade released their debut record 'Good Luck'.

Incase you’ve not picked up a copy of the album yet, the album can be streamed in full by clicking read more.

January (with Mayday Parade, Man Overboard and Divided By Friday)
23 Bournemouth O2 Academy
24 Stoke Sugarmill
25 Norwich Waterfront
26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
27 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
28 Glasgow Qmu
30 Manchester Academy 2
31 Birmingham Library
February
01 Dublin Academy
02 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
03 Cardiff Solus
04 Leeds Cockpit
05 Oxford O2 Academy 2
07 London Koko

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Man Overboard Banquet Records Instore Show Announced

Man Overboard have announced they will be playing an inshore show at Banquet Records on February 6th whilst they’re on tour with Mayday Parade.

Full details can be found here.

Decade and Divided By Friday will also be supporting.

January
23 Bournemouth O2 Academy
24 Stoke Sugarmill
25 Norwich Waterfront
26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
27 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
28 Glasgow Qmu
30 Manchester Academy 2
31 Birmingham Library
February
01 Dublin Academy
02 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
03 Cardiff Solus
04 Leeds Cockpit
05 Oxford O2 Academy 2
06 Banquet Records (Instore), Kingston (Man Overboard only)
07 London Koko

Decade Premier ‘British Weather’ Music Video

Rising pop punk band Decade have premiered the third single from their forthcoming debut LP, 'Good Luck'.

The video for 'British Weather' can be viewed after the jump below and 'Good Luck' will be released on January 13th through Spinefarm Records.

Decade will be touring with Mayday Parade, Man Overboard and Divided By Friday in the New Year.

January
13 Banquet Records (Instore), Kingston Records (Decade only)
23 Bournemouth O2 Academy
24 Stoke Sugarmill
25 Norwich Waterfront
26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
27 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
28 Glasgow Qmu
30 Manchester Academy 2
31 Birmingham Library
February
01 Dublin Academy
02 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
03 Cardiff Solus
04 Leeds Cockpit
05 Oxford O2 Academy 2
07 London Koko

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Mayday Parade Confirm UK Tour with Man Overboard, Decade and Divided By Friday

Mayday Parade have confirmed a UK tour beginning in January 2014.

Support comes from Man Overboard, Decade and Divided By Friday.

January
23 Bournemouth O2 Academy
24 Stoke Sugarmill
25 Norwich Waterfront
26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
27 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
28 Glasgow Qmu
30 Manchester Academy 2
31 Birmingham Library
February
01 Dublin Academy
02 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
03 Cardiff Solus
04 Leeds Cockpit
05 Oxford O2 Academy 2
07 London Koko

Album Review: Various Artists - Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation

imageIf you’ve been following the US pop punk, indie, and emo scenes for the past few years, then you’re probably familiar with the name Will Yip. Having worked with the likes of Balance and Composure, Title Fight, Citizen, Circa Survive, and Man Overboard, Yip has decided to compile a collection of unreleased material as down payment towards his partnership with Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA thus giving independent bands to work and record in a large studio enviroment. Anyway on to the compilation.

On paper 'Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation' comes off as a who’s who of the indie/pop punk/emo scene and with that the fact that all of the material on here is previously unheard makes it even more worthwhile. Title Fight open up proceedings with 'Another One', a snappy slice of aggressive hardcore punk that should fill the void for any TF fan until the release of the band’s new EP in the coming weeks.

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Weekly US News Roundup (16/08/2013)

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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.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise roundup 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.

Once again there have been numerous tour announcements with the likes of New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, Finch, August Burns Red, and Man Overboard being amongst the bands hitting the road in the coming months.

We also have new music from Panic! At The Disco, Balance & Composure, Nine Inch Nails, Title Fight, O’Brother, Self Defense Family, William Beckett, and Dustin Kensrue.

Taking Back Sunday have signed to Hopeless Records. A new album is set to be released in spring 2014.

Panic! At The Disco have posted a second track from their forthcoming album 'Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!' online.

1. This Is Gospel
2. Miss Jackson
3. Vegas Lights
4. Girl That You Love
5. Nicotine
6. Girls/Girls/Boys
7. Casual Affair
8. Far Too Young To Die
9. Collar Full
10. The End Of All Things

A new song ('Tiny Raindrop') from Balance & Composure's new album, 'The Things We Think We're Missing' can be streamed here.

Nine Inch Nails have released another new song from 'Hesitation Marks'. Stream 'Copy of A' here.

New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio have announced a co-headline. Support comes from H20.

Wed 10/23 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Thu 10/24 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Fri 10/25 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sat 10/26 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Sun 10/27 San Diego, CA SOMA
Mon 10/28 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Wed 10/30 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Thu 10/31 Houston, TX House of Blues
Fri 11/1 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Sat 11/2 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Experience
Mon 11/4 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Tue 11/5 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
Wed 11/6 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Thu 11/7 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Fri 11/8 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 11/9 Huntington, NY The Paramount Theater
Sun 11/10 New York, NY Terminal 5
Tue 11/12 Boston, MA House of Blues
Wed 11/13 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
Thu 11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Fri 11/15 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Sat 11/16 Cincinnati, OH Bograt’s
Sun 11/17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Tue 11/19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Wed 11/20 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Thu 11/21 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Fri 11/22 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Sat 11/23 Austin, TX Emo’s
Mon 11/25 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

Title Fight will be releasing a new EP called ‘Spring Songs’ on November 12th via Revelation Records.

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Weekly US News Roundup (09/08/2013)

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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.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise roundup 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.

Although Warped Tour is over for another year, this week saw a handful of major tours being announced with Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, The Wonder Years, Transit, We Came As Romans and several others hitting the US roads in the coming months.

We also have new music from Modern Life Is War, AFI, Kevin Devine, The Swellers, Into It. Over It., Being As An Ocean, Long Lost, William Beckett and more.

On top of that there is new videos from Thirty Seconds To Mars, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, Norma Jean, and Yes Virginia. Whilst there is news regarding Polar Bear Club, VersaEmerge and much more.

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

The new album from Modern Life Is War, 'Hunting Fever' can be streamed here.

AFI are streaming a new song called '17 Crimes'.

Polar Bear Club have signed to Rise Records. A new album, 'Death Chorus, will be released in the Autumn.

A new song from Kevin Devine, 'For Eugene' can be heard here.

The Swellers will release their new album, 'The Light Under Closed Doors' on October 29th via No Sleep Records. A track called 'Should' can be streamed here.

1. Should
2. Big Hearts
3. Got Social
4. High/Low
5. Great Lakes State
6. Becoming Self-Aware
7. Friends Again (We Can’t Be)
8. Designated Driver
9. Favorite Tune
10. Call It A Night

Thirty Seconds To Mars have released their new music video for 'Do Or Die'.

Green Day will release their '¡Cuatro!' documentary on August 26th.

This year’s Glamour Kills Tour will be headlined by Mayday Parade. Man Overboard, Cartel and Stages & Heroes will be onboard as support.

Oct. 11th Freebird Jacksonville, FL
Oct. 12th Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct. 13th Rocketown Nashville, TN
Oct. 15th Amos Southend Charlotte, NC
Oct. 16th The Norva Norfolk, VA
Oct. 17th Best Buy Theatre New York City, NY
Oct. 18th The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 19th Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Oct. 20th Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Oct. 22nd Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
Oct. 23rd House Of Blues Boston, MA
Oct. 24th Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY
Oct. 26th The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 27th St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Oct. 29th Bogarts Cincinatti, OH
Oct. 30th House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
Oct. 31st House Of Blues Chicago, IL
Nov. 1st The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 4th The Summit Denver, CO
Nov. 5th In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 7th El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov. 8th The Rio Vancouver, BC
Nov. 9th Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov. 11th Slims San Francisco, CA
Nov. 12th Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA
Nov. 13th House Of Blues Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 14th House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
Nov. 15th House Of Blues San Diego, CA
Nov. 16th Hard Rock On The Strip Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 17th The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 19th House Of Blues Dallas, TX
Nov. 20th House Of Blues Houston, TX
Nov. 21st Backstage Live San Antonio, TX
Nov. 26th Sidebar Theater Tallahassee, FL
Nov. 27th The Orpheum Tampa, FL
Nov. 29th House Of Blues Orlando, FL
Nov. 30th Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

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Monkey Boy Records Weekend Sale; 10% Already Heard Discount Code Reminder

Monkey Boy Records are currently holding a weekend sale with albums from £8, 7” from £3 and all t-shirts are £10.

The sale includes releases from A Loss For Words, A Wilhelm Scream, Converge, Fireworks, La Dispute, Koji, Lemuria, New Found Glory, Polar Bear Club, Taking Back Sunday and more on offer.

Whilst there are t-shirts from The Story So Far, The American Scene, Transit, Man Overboard and Make Do & Mend on sale for £10.

In addition Already Heard readers can get 10% off their order when they use the code “ALRDYHRD”.

Head to MonkeyBoyRecords.co.uk to use the code.

NOTE: The offer ends on 10th August 2013.

Already Heard/Monkey Boy Records 10% Discount Offer

imageAlready Heard has teamed up with UK punk distro label Monkey Boy Records to offer readers 10% off all purchases.

Monkey Boy Records' online store has some of the best and most exciting releases of 2013 so far including releases from The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Citizen, Man Overboard, Misser, Transit and many more.

Already Heard readers can get 10% off all purchases by putting in the code "ALRDYHRD" at the checkout.

Head to MonkeyBoyRecords.co.uk to use the code.

Further information on Monkey Boy Records can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

NOTE: The offer ends on 10th August 2013.

Information regarding advertising on Already Heard can be found here.

Album Review: Various - Vans Warped Tour Compilation 2013

One CD release that no doubt all US alternative music fans will pick up this summer it’s the 'Vans Warped Tour Compilation 2013.' Racking in at a pretty big double disc CD of fifty tracks it features some big artists with songs from their new album releases, musically it covers a range of genres to keep it fresh.

Every genre is covered from metalcore to ska punk to punk to even electro and rap. It showcases every genre of music on this year’s biggest touring music festival. Some of the US’s finest metalcore is featured ‘Hope’ by We Came As Romans is the catchiest song, ‘Vices’ by Memphis May Fire brings the riffs and ‘Children of Love’ by Crown The Empire brings the soaring vocals. For the straight up punk fans, songs by Warped compilation favourites The Exposed, Middle Finger Salute, and Big D and the Kids Table are all featured and bring their brand of punk.

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Interview: Man Overboard

Man Overboard are hilarious. Our previous interview with the band back in Kingston last year was with all 5 members and resulted in the band thanking everyone they could think of. So, just two of them this time although there was plenty to laugh about. We managed to talk about the band’s new album ‘Heart Attack,’ the album leaking and what they don’t like about Slam Dunk…

'Heart Attack' by Man Overboard is out now on Rise Records.

Man Overboard links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

Our full coverage of Slam Dunk Festival 2013 can be found here.

Issue 19 of Stencil Magazine Released

After celebrating it’s third Birthday, Stencil Magazine have released their 19th issue.

The latest issue includes interviews with Killswitch Engage, Stone Sour, TesseracT, The Wonder Years, Transit, Man Overboard, Alien Ant Farm, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Brutality Will Prevail and many more.

Issue 19 of Stencil Magazine is available to read for free here or by clicking read more.

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