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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.


Blessthefall UK Tour with Glass Cloud and Oceans Ate Alaska Announced

Blessthefall have announced a UK headline tour with support coming from Glass Cloud and Oceans Ate Alaska.

October
3rd Birmingham Asylum
4th Leeds Cockpit
5th Manchester NQ Live
6th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
7th Glasgow Cathouse
8th Newcasle University
9th London Underworld
10th Bristol The Fleece

Oceans Ate Alaska Release ‘No Strings’ Music Video

Birmingham metallers Oceans Ate Alaska have revealed their new video for 'No Strings'.

The video can be viewed by clicking read more and appears on the bands latest release ”Into The Deep’.

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Album Review: Oceans Ate Alaska - Into the Deep

Birmingham’s Oceans Ate Alaska is a name that is slowly becoming familiar within the progressive metalcore scene, despite only being around a year old. Having recently signed to Density Records, this young quintet is gearing up to release a new physical version of ‘Into The Deep’, their début album containing bonus tracks. 

First track ‘The Deep (Intro)’ starts the album off with ambient piano keys and the beautiful calming sound of the sea. But this is just a ruse as the quintet then launches a full-out assault upon the opening of ‘I, The Creator’, a track full of viscous guitar bites and a blistering bass line. During tracks such as ‘To Catch A Flame’ and ‘Taming Lions’ James Harrison’s displays the impressive vocal range he possess – guttural screams give way to melodic clean cuts, giving the album more depth rather than mindless, raging screams.

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Oceans Ate Alaska Join Density Records

Birmingham’s Oceans Ate Alaska has signed to Density Records and will release a new physical version of their début 'Into The Deep' on November 13th.

1. The Deep (Intro)
2. I, The Creator
3. Hunting Season
4. To Catch a Flame
5. X-Ray Eyes
6. Blue Lungs
7. Taming Lions
8. Clocks
9. The Puppeteer
10. Taming Lions (acoustic)