Combined by an admiration for early 2000’s emo bands, Brighton’s As It Is are the latest emerging pop-punk band to be making waves in the UK. Next week sees the release of the bands second EP, 'This Mind Of Mine' which sees them grow as a cohesive unit to produce four songs of honest pop-punk. Having received an overwhelming response from a
Kickstarter campaign and with vocalist Patty Walters’ dedicated YouTube following, As It Is
are a band on the rise. We caught up with Ben to find out more.
After receiving a five star review last month, next Monday sees the UK release of Twin Forks' self-titled debut album. However we're giving away three copies of the album. Find out how you can win one of thee copies here.
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.
Live Review: Plaids, Football, etc., Break Character and Papermoons - JT Soar, Nottingham - 23/02/2014
A show is best when everybody means it. Cram those people into a tiny room with a bunch of excited punters for a few hours and you’re on a winner. Tonight features twelve people playing in four bands from three countries. All stuffed into Nottingham’s finest little venue. Opening is Papermoons, currently touring with (and being half of) Football, etc. who will play later. The Texan two-piece plays a gorgeous kind of emo somewhere between American Football and Death Cab For Cutie. Warming the audience as enough people cram inside for the venue to declare the show a sell out.
Coming both out The Netherlands and, for those not already in the know, out of the blue, is Break Character. Following the sweetness of Papermoons with a half hour blast of emotional hardcore magnificence. Being fronted by the universally agreed upon world’s coolest dude, Johan van Hattum, only furthers their cause. There’s nothing not to love about a band giving it their all for the love of it. Heart-on-sleeve honesty and humbled to be so well received so far from home. Break Character prove themselves a wonderful addition to a bill that they might otherwise seem out of place on.
The exclusive’s just keep on coming here at Already Heard. Today we’re premiering the new video from Nottingham pop-rockers Lacey.
'Hometown' comes from the bands 'Outlaws' EP which was released last September, and is filled to the brim with catchy melodies and huge hooks that makes Lacey one of the most exciting, emerging UK acts right now.
With an album in the works, and dates supporting Patent Pending taking place in April, now is the perfect to discover Lacey.
'Outlaws' by Lacey is out now.
Want to stream new music or a video or offer a free download exclusively through Already Heard? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cold Sunday night in Nottingham at the end of a week when all anyone has talked about has been the weather. I could probably forgive you not coming out. Matt Pryor himself mentions it a couple of times. The eternal call of Monday morning keeps plenty of people at home with the TV and no one really blames them. On this particular Sunday night, I went out and I watched Matt Pryor and Allison Weiss give two incredible performances. I can forgive you for staying at home, because I was there. You, however, should be kicking yourself.
Local four piece Lacey open. Despite seeming a little out of place as the only full/electric band on an otherwise solo/acoustic bill, they prove themselves worthy of their slot. Never coming close to an explosive energy level, their somewhat subdued performance is probably exactly what is needed to not simply annoy those who arrive early enough to catch them. (3/5)
The Defiled have announced the opening date of their UK tour in Nottingham has been upgraded due to public demand.
The show on February 8th will now take place at the Rescue Rooms. The show was originally scheduled to Rock City Basement.
Sat 08 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (upgraded)
Sun 09 Newcastle Academy 2
Mon 10 Glasgow King Tut’s
Tue 11 Manchester Academy 3
Wed 12 Norwich Waterfront
Thu 13 Brighton The Haunt
Fri 14 London Islington Academy
Sat 15 Southampton Talking Heads
Sun 16 Bristol Thekla
Mon 17 Birmingham Asylum
Tue 18 Leeds Cockpit
Support comes from Butcher Babies and The Killing Lights.
The likes of Saves The Day, Memphis May Fire, The Summer Set and Gnarwolves will join headliners Brand New at this years Hit The Deck Festival after organisers announced the first set of bands to play the Bristol and Nottingham event.
In addition Nai Harvest, Brutality Will Prevail, Hands Like Houses, The Word Alive, Ghouls, Rat Attack, More Than Life, Verses, Palm Reader, People On Vacation and William Beckett have been announced.
The full list of bands announced can be viewed by clicking read more.
Hit The Deck Festival takes place in Bristol and Nottingham on April 19th and 20th respectively.
Brand New will headline the 2014 Hit The Deck Festivals in Bristol and Nottingham on April 19th and 20th respectively.
11 Southampton Guildhall
12 London Troxy
14 Leeds O2 Academy
15 Glasgow Barrowlands
16 Newcastle O2 Academy
18 Manchester Academy
19 Hit The Deck Festival Bristo
20 Hit The Deck Festival Nottingham
Tickets for Hit The Deck 2014 can be purchased here.
Last month Lower Than Atlantis played Nottingham’s Spanky Van Dykes as part of Dr. Martens’ ‘#StandForSomething’ UK tour.
Video footage of the bands show can be viewed by clicking read more.
Jimmy Eat World have announced three new dates to their forthcoming UK tour.
The quartet will play shows in Nottingham, Bournemouth and London in November ahead of the bands show at Brixton Academy.
5th Birmingham, Academy
9th Glasgow, Academy
10th Newcastle, Academy
13th Manchester, Academy
14th Bristol, Academy
15th Leeds Academy
6th Bournemouth, O2 Academy
7th Nottingham, Rock City
8th London, HMV Forum
19th London, Brixton Academy