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.
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.
With the festival season more or less over for another year, it’s time for a whole load of
exciting releases to see the light of day. September sees a plethora of exciting releases, so much so that the Already Heard team were spoilt for choices when it came to picking this months must hear releases. Nevertheless they've completed the tricky task and picked out their five must-hear releases for the coming month.
With their combination of refreshingly introspective lyrics, crisp riffs and bouncy choruses, Homebound tick all the right boxes when it comes to promising UK pop-punk bands. Their debut EP, 'Coming of Age' sees the young band make a confident first mark on the ladder to greater things. We spoke to the band to discuss the importance of a debut release, and the comeback of pop-punk.
Packing stadium sized rock anthems with an incredibly striking emotional punch, and graced with one of the most staggeringly unique vocal talents to have graced the UK Rock scene in a long time, Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave have become one of the single most talked about new bands to emerge in recent years. With their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ finally released this week, Already Heard caught up with lead guitarist Mark Trotter and Bassist
Andrew Bushen at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
Cardiff trio Pipedream are streaming the second track, 'Pipedream', from their upcoming two track EP 'April Showers'.
The EP is available for limited cassette release on What We Should Be Doing. You can pre-order it here. It should also be noted that the record acts as a taste for their upcoming debut album, due for release soon.
You can stream the entire EP on their bandcamp or by clicking read more.
Cardiff emo punks Pipedream have released new song 'April Showers'.
The song will feature on a two track release; both songs of which will feature on their upcoming debut album. Further details of this release will be announced soon.
In the meantime, you can listen to the new song by clicking read more.
This week’s edition of Something For The Weekend sees our good friend Rob Flynn taking over and recommending three great, promising bands. Besides fronting rising Irish Indie Punks The Winter Passing, Rob is also involved with Dublin-based DIY label Guys With Beards Records alongside Ian Kelly (Starters)and Seán Reid (Time Spent).
Formed earlier this year, GWB Records has unleashed a handful of releases, produced a zine and held a number of local shows.
If your label or band would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend contact Sean Reid to find out more information.
The reason I picked these bands is because I like the ethics they use for being in a band. I obviously enjoy their music the most, but I like how hard working all three of these bands are. More people need to get behind them because they deserve all the success they get.
The Speed of Film
For Fans Of: Turnover, The Get Up Kids, Run For Cover Records, and DIY Punk.
It was Iano (Starters/Guys with Beards Records) that showed me this band. We listened to their record 'Chasing Comprehension' in the practice space Time Spent rehearse in straight through one evening and I was instantly hooked.I pretty much listen to that record every few days, it’s great. Some of the members of TSOF used to be in the band Bearings and Petition. GWB Records will be releasing some material from the band in 2013.
Close To Home Records Release 2nd Free Compilation ft Forrest., Nai Harvest, Pipedream, Plaids, Gnarwolves & More
Close To Home Records have released a free compilation entitled 'Close To Home & Friends (Vol. 2)'. The compilation includes tracks from the likes of Nai Harvest, Forrest., Pipedream, Plaids, Gnarwolves, Bangers and more.
'Close To Home & Friends (Vol. 2)' can be downloaded on Bandcamp and streamed by clicking read more.
Nai Harvest - The Bikes & The Basement
Forrest. - Southsea
Hindsights - Mirrors
Pipedream - Once As One
Cardinal - Past Mistake
Square Business - Weight
Sunday League - Low Fives
Plaids - Four
Well Wisher - Fast Past
Gnarwolves - Coffee
Bangers - The Borrowers
Wisdom Teeth - My Hands Alone
Living Room - Life Lines