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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed
To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and she discussed
being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


Over 50 Acts Added to Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

A whole host of bands have been added to this years Reading and Leeds Festival with names such as Twin Atlantic, Gnarwolves, Mallory Knox, Pulled Apart By Horses, Lonely The Brave, Papa Roach, Tonight Alive, The Story So Far, Young Guns and Gogol Bordello being announced.

Other names confirmed amongst the 52 acts confirmed today are Möngöl Hörde, A Wilhelm Scream, Baby Godzilla, Dave Hause, Every Time I Die, Mayday Parade, The Front Bottoms, The Skints, The Wonder Years and Touché Amoré.

A full breakdown of today’s additions along with the full line-up can be viewed after the jump below.

Reading and Leeds Festival takes place from August 22nd to 24th 2014.

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Hit The Deck Festival Adds Kvelertak, Baby Godzilla, Pulled Apart By Horses and More

The final set of bands for this years Hit The Deck Festival has been announced with Kvelertak, Baby Godzilla, Pulled Apart By Horses and The Xcerts being amongst the names added.

Other names announced include The Charm The Fury, Death Remains, Lacey, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Lyger and The Gnarwhales.

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.

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Pulled Apart By Horses Spring UK Tour Confirmed

Pulled Apart By Horses have announced an extensive UK tour to take place this spring.

Details of Pulled Apart By Horses’ 3rd album is expected soon.

April
24 Aberdeen Tunnels
25 Dundee Beat Generator Live!
26 Hartlepool Studio
27 Hull The Welly
28 Leicester The Musician
30 Oxford Art Bar
May
01 Norwich Epic Studios
02 Stoke Sugarmill
03 Leeds Live at Leeds
04 York YO1 Festival
06 May Cambridge Portlalnd Arms
07 Aldershot West End Centre
08 Kingston New Slang @ McClusky’s
09 Brighton The Great Eascape
10 Southampton Cellar
12 Exeter Cavern
13 Plymouth White Rabbit
14 Bath Moles
15 Cardiff The Globe

Tickets will be on sale from this Friday Feb 7th at 9am with a fan-only pre-sale on Thursday, also at 9am. Visit pulledapartbyhorses.com for more info.

Live At Leeds 2014 Announces First Set of Bands

The first set of acts announced for Live At Leeds 2014 have been announced.

The event takes place across various venues throughout the city from 2nd - 5th May.

Names amongst the first acts include Albert Hammond Jr., Yuck, Los Campesinos!, Pulled Apart By Horses, Blood Red Shoes and I Like Trains.

The full set of bands can be viewed by clicking read more.

Tickets are £25 and can be purchased through Luna Tickets.

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Pulled Apart By Horses Announce Intimate London Show

Pulled Apart By Horses have announced a one-off intimate show at London’s Electrowerkz on Tuesday November 12th.

All proceeds from the show will go towards the housing and homelessness charity Shelter

Blood Red Shoes and Pulled Apart By Horses Announce Split Cover 7”

Blood Red Shoes and Pulled Apart By Horses have announced they will be releasing a split EP together which will see each band cover each others’ songs.

Pulled Apart By Horses will be covering ‘Heartsink’ with Blood Red Shoes returning the favour in the form of 'Get Off My Ghost Train'.

The 7” will be available from March 11th with the two tracks available digitally from April 11th through Covered Records/Transgressive.

Clips of each track can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Album Review: Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love (Deluxe Edition)

imageReading a review for 'Tough Love', the second album by Leeds noiseniks Pulled Apart By Horses, may seem like deja vu for a few of you, given that this record already came out this year, back in January. Just eleven months later, it’s been deemed worthy of a re-release by label Transgressive, as a “deluxe edition” with an extra disc of demos, B-sides and live tracks. Why so soon after release is this coming out again?, I hear you cry. Well, the band may have felt there was so much unreleased gold that wasn’t included the first time, but with a rather shoddy cover of Nirvana’s 'Tourette's included, that’s rather doubtful. Perhaps a re-release in December may bring it back into the forefront of critics’ thoughts? Perhaps, albums released earlier in the year tend not to do so well in end-of-year lists, but if the band have enough confidence in this album, they wouldn’t deem it so forgettable. Or perhaps, in the wake of a recently cancelled tour of venues encompassing the likes of the 2,500 capacity HMV Kentish Town Forum, they may require some supplemental income? One would never dare to be so cynical…

Whatever the reasons may be for this “deluxe edition”, Pulled Apart By Horses remain a shining beacon amongst a greying, homogenous slagheap of UK indie rock bands. Rough, ready and raucous, this release builds on the fine groundwork laid down on 2010’s self-titled album, which was essentially a compilation of previously released tracks. Lead single and first track ‘V.E.N.O.M.’ bursts out of the traps wildly, snarling, growling and biting with an energy seen in the very best punk and grunge bands, but with a vibrant undercurrent of groove and an ear for melody. These songs sound far more full-bodied than ever before - where the band have traditionally been at their greatest in the live arena, this proves they have the chops in the studio to back it up. Fuelled by the nous of producer Gil Norton, whose previous credits include Foo Fighters and Pixies, ‘Tough Love’ represents a real body of work, rather than the rushed début.

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Pulled Apart By Horses Release ‘Epic Myth’ Video

Ahead of the release of 'Tough Love Deluxe', Pulled Apart By Horses have posted their new music video for 'Epic Myth.

The video can be viewed by clicking read more.

Tough Love Deluxe is to be released by Transgressive Records on the 10th December.

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Pulled Apart By Horses Announce ‘Tough Love’ Deluxe Edition Release

Pulled Apart By Horses have announced the release of a deluxe version of ‘Tough Love’, and is to be released by Transgressive Records on the 10th December.

The release includes b-sides, demos and in session tracks.

1 - PWR
2 - Blue Jeans
3 - V.E.N.O.M (Demo)
4 - Spooky Wooky
5 - NOTL (Live, Artrocker Session)
6 - Epic Myth (Demo)
7 – Bromance Ain’t Dead (Live, Artrocker Session)
8 - I Might As Well
9 - Shake off the Curse (Demo)
10 - Tourettes (Live in Barcelona)
11 - Motivation
 
BONUS TRACKS
12 - Universal Talk Box
13 - Somersault
14 - Soft Handed Punk
15 - Grave Dohl

‘Epic Myth’ will be released as a single on November 19th and can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Pulled Apart By Horses Cancel November UK Tour

Pulled Apart By Horses have cancelled their forthcoming headline UK tour due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

The band posted the following message:

"We’re really very sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we will be cancelling our upcoming tour in November. We are truly sorry and this was a very tough decision for us to make. We kindly ask you to contact the agent where you purchased your ticket for a refund. Naturally we’re hugely disappointed but we do have some very exciting things in the pipeline right now, so watch this space for news.

All our love, care and upmost apologies to you guys. We hope you understand.

Tom, James, Rob & Lee

xxx”

Pulled Apart By Horses Release ‘Bromance Ain’t Dead’ Music Video + Free B-Side Download

Pulled Apart By Horses have released their new music video for 'Bromance Ain’t Dead' and can be viewed by clicking read more.

The single is released this week through Transgressive Records and a free download of a b-side called 'I Might As Well' can be found here.

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Lostprophets and The Blackout to Curate Stages at Merthyr Rock; New Additions include A, Pulled Apart by Horses, Save Your Breath, Canterbury and More

Lostprophets and The Blackout will be curating separate stages at this year’s Merthyr Rock Festival.

The Lostprophets takeover will take place on September 1st and includes Pulled Apart By Horses and Save Your Breath. Whilst The Blackout’s stage will commence the following day with the likes A, Canterbury and Marmozets playing the stage.

Merthyr Rock takes place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September. The full lineup includes Kids In Glass Houses, Skindred, Razorlight, Deaf Havana, Saves The Day and many more.

Click read more below to view the full line-up.

Lostprophets Takeover - 1st September

Pulled Apart by Horses  
Save Your Breath  
Neil Starr & Gavin Butler 
Exit_International 
Black And Reds 
Bastions 
Astroid Boys
The Dead Formats  

The Blackout Takeover - 2nd September

A  (festival exclusive)
Canterbury  
Marmozets 
Proxies 
Page 44 
Blowgoat  
Verses  
Buried in Alaska 

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