It’s no doubt it has been an incredible summer of music, and it’s not over yet as the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival takes place this weekend. With dozens of acts playing across 8 stages over 3 days, there is lot to choose from. As always the Already Heard team has got together to pick out what we think are the 20 must-see acts at Reading and Leeds 2014.
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
Nottingham post hardcore troupe Plaids recently released new song 'Twenty Two'.
The song comes from their upcoming self titled debut album, due for release on the 12th September on Barely Regal Records (UK), Art for Blind (Ireland), and Dingleberry (Europe).
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Nottingham punks Plaids have released a new song for streaming on their bandcamp. The song, entitled 'Twenty Nine', is from their upcoming self titled debut album.
Release details will be announced soon, but the LP will be available on Art for Blind and Barely Regal Records.
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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.
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
Welcome to the first in a new run of weekly features for Already Heard highlighting the best bands operating under the radar.
Something For The Weekend gives exposure to three new - and sometimes not so new - artists you may not have heard of before and are offering their music for free through Bandcamp.
Why ‘Something For The Weekend’? Lets face it, when else in the week can you find two days free to discover your new favourite band!
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For Fans Of: Nai Harvest, For This World Is Hollow And These Hands Have Touched The Sky
Plaids play a brand of Dischord-esque punk which seems to be rather popular at the moment with both Little Ease and Bird Calls enjoying the sounds current popularity. Featuring members of What Price, Wonderland? and Sneinton, Plaids’ split with City Dweller should please any emo fan.