This week Lansdale, Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years released their fourth album - ‘The Greatest Generation,’ a record that sees the pop punk quintet reach their creative peak in a number of ways. With a wealth of material in their discography, Already Heard's Sean Reid and Tom Knott took on the tricky task of picking out the five best songs from The Wonder Years. Find out what we picked and let us know if you agree or disagree?
Following the release of their superb 'Signals' album, Mallory Knox have certainly become ones to watch in recent months. We caught up with the band to discuss joining Search & Destroy Records, how vital the festival season and touring are, what it feels like to be a part
of the expanding British rock scene and much more.
Over The Ocean have crafted a compelling, brooding record with their latest effort ‘Be Given To The Soil.’ With intense specific precision and delicate accuracy that echoes the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros. Jesse Hill from the band to discusses how the
album came together, the importance of precision, being compared to post-rock pioneers and more.
After a top ten UK album and an outstanding UK tour with festival dates on both sides of the Atlantic to follow, Bring Me The Horizon are having a fantastic 2013 and are now featured in the latest edition of "Versus." It's ‘There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret’ vs the bands latest release, 'Sempiternal.'
We catch up with Newcastle Indie Rock quartet Alexander to find out more about their debut album 'Say Hello' for a “Already Heard Track Guide” feature.
Having briefly returned to the UK for the Hit The Deck Festival before starting a European
tour, we caught up with vocalist/bassist Ned Russin to discuss the bands progression in sound, differences between UK and US festivals, their recent split with Touché Amoré,
having friends on tour and more.
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.
Reading 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.
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.
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
12 - Universal Talk Box
13 - Somersault
14 - Soft Handed Punk
15 - Grave Dohl
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
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.
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
Black And Reds
The Dead Formats
The Blackout Takeover - 2nd September
A (festival exclusive)
Buried in Alaska