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INTERVIEW: MOOSE BLOOD
This week Canterbury emo-rock four piece Moose Blood release their debut full-length.
Entitled 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time', the record contains eleven songs that
wear their hearts on their sleeves and is wrapped in a plethora of catchy hooks. We spoke to two fourths of the band as drummer Glenn Harvey and bassist Kyle Todd discussed the
album, working with Beau Burchell, joining up with No Sleep Records, and more.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: HORA DOUSE - CRASH
The new EP from Manchester's Hora Douse, 'Crash' is streaming right here on Already Heard. Give it a listen and relive those older days when post hardcore could be a little bit twangly.
FIVES: MUST HEAR OCTOBER 2014 RELEASES
Last month we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking our must hear releases for September, and October is no different. Find out what the Already Heard team picked out as their five essential releases for October.
ALREADY HEARD VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: WE FIGHT LIKE KIDS - FALCONER
On Monday November 3rd, Midland hardcore punk band We Fight Like Kids release their
debut EP, 'Superficial Behaviour'. However we're premiering their new video for 'Falconer' right here on Already Heard.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: ALBURN
For Scottish quartet Alburn, their latest EP ('Mouthful of Glass') has been a longtime coming. Having undergone a slight line-up since their formation in 2007, 'Mouthful of Glass'
showcases a significant amount of growth and maturity. We spoke to Pete Duthie to ask him about the bands background, that inevitable Brand New comparison, the Scottish music
scene and more.
EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: NOYO MATHIS - ENDURE
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.
INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
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.


Live Review: Pure Love and PUP - Sound Control, Manchester - 10/05/2014

imageFarewell tour after farewell tour, hiatus after hiatus. We live in a disposable age where everything we love happens in an apocalyptic burst and if you’re not there the first time round you can always catch it on the reunion tour a few years later. But that’s all been said before so, I can’t be bothered to type it up again. Just type “Your Demise farewell tour” into google and you’ll find every side of the argument, but for tonight, it’s Pure Love’s turn to say goodbye to their fans.

The sole support for this evening were canadian born, PUP. Fresh of the back of a headline slot at Live at Leeds and an impressive booking at Groezrock, they were well into their road cycle and it showed tonight in their set. They took very little time in talking to the crowd except to drop the C (not Canada) bomb a few times and drive the band’s name into everyone’s head, which they need not have done as the music itself was enough to do so. The set itself was driven by the band’s (fairly) recent self titled release that took an altogether different shape in the live format. The record is well produced and recorded in itself, but live the band really seemed to really come into their own, the gang vocals seemed all the more present and the music seemed more aggressive somehow. For it to really make sense you have to have heard the record and seen them live, both of which I recommend you do. PUP are definitely ones to watch; their aforementioned impressive bookings and a solid album and live show to back it up mean they won’t be support slots for farewell tours for much longer. (4/5)

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PUP Set to Support Pure Love on Final UK Tour

Canadian band PUP will support the release of their self-titled album by supporting Pure Love on their farewell UK tour.

April
30 Lincoln Engine Shed
May
01 Kingston New Slang
02 Tunbridge Wells Forum
03 Bristol - Fleece
04 Gloucester Guildhall
06 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre
07 Newcastle Academy II
08 Glasgow King Tuts
09 Sheffield Leadmill
10 Manchester Sound Control
11 Birmingham Academy II
13 Brighton Green Door Store
14 Southampton Joiners
15 Chester Compass
16 London Underworld

'PUP' is released through SideOneDummy on 7th April and can be streamed here.

Pure Love Reveal Farewell UK Dates

Pure Love have confirmed the full set of dates for their spring farewell tour.

It will kick off in Lincoln in late April and will conclude with a show at The Underworld in London on May 16th.

April
30 Lincoln Engine Shed
May
01 Kingston New Slang
02 Tunbridge Wells Forum
03 Bristol - Fleece
04 Gloucester Guildhall
06 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre
07 Newcastle Academy II
08 Glasgow King Tuts
09 Sheffield Leadmill
10 Manchester Sound Control
11 Birmingham Academy II
13 Brighton Green Door Store
14 Southampton Joiners
15 Chester Compass
16 London Underworld

Pure Love Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Pure Love have announced they are going on hiatus and will be playing their final shows in May.

The duo released their debut full-length, 'Anthems' last year.

The following comments were made through the bands Twitter account:

"After what can only be described as a "hard year" Jim and I have decided to hit the brakes and place Pure Love into the phantom zone It’s not an easy decision, and we both hate the term "indefinite hiatus" but that’s exactly where we are at. Please join us in May to celebrate a couple hard years, one beautiful record, and lots of brilliant shows with you amazing people. We will be playing our only shows this year in the UK where you have all been so great to us. We look forward to seeing you all there x"

Pure Love Posts New Song Documentary (‘The Hurricane’)

Pure Love have posted a documentary film titled 'The Hurricane'.

The documentary sees the band making a new song, 'The Hurricane' from creative conception to debut live performance.

Click read more to view the documentary.

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Live Review: Groezrock 2013 - Meerhout, Belgium - Sunday (28/04/2013)

As the sun rises and the second day of Groezrock 2013 begins, many make their way with the early morning hangover to the Etnies stage. Being the first band of the day, indie acoustic dance punks The Front Bottoms have a lot to prove to get this crowd into the festival mood for another day. And they prove this wonderfully, with their catchy vibes and witty songwriting. It is clear why this band have caused such a commotion in the punk community; once their fourth full length ‘Talon of the Hawk’ drops in June, this commotion can only go one way upwards. (3.5/5)

No festival in the morning is without the early morning clash, as San Franciscan punks Nothington take to the stage. Whiskey soaked vocals and massive choruses allow the band to be well suited on the Monster stage for a band of their size. Based on the cues of approval from the crowd, Nothington are pulling it off profoundly. It wouldn’t be surprising if the band were to become headliners on future Groezrocks to come as they have the songs for it and the gravitational power to pull many heart strings. (4/5)

When the big hand of the clock face hits 11, many walk briskly to the front of the Impericon stage to witness one of the most underrated bands UK hardcore punk has birthed. Welsh quartet Bastions are as eerie as they are cathartic which allows for a chilling and curious set from the band. Wearing pure honesty on their sleeves, Bastions successfully keep their audience in orbit as they plough through tales of demons, in the body and out. The quality of this set is measured once frontman Jamie Burne leaves the stage, calls the loyal fans to the barrier and composes a unified shout filled rendition of fan favourite ‘Augury’. Overall, a rare accomplished feat for such a small British band. (4/5)

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Skindred, We Are The In Crowd, Bury Tomorrow, Lower Than Atlantis and Many More Added to Reading and Leeds Festival 2013

imageSeveral new additions to this years Reading and Leeds Festival have been announced with Skindred, We Are The In Crowd, Bury Tomorrow, and Lower Than Atlantis joining the line up and will all play the main stage.

Whilst Frightened Rabbit, Fidlar, Kodaline, Tribes and AlunaGeorge have been added to the Radio 1/NME Stage.

Pure Love, Twenty One Pilots and several others have been announced for the Festival Republic stage.

Details on the Lock Up and Rock Stages can be found here.

MAIN STAGE

READING FRIDAY 23RD / LEEDS SATURDAY 24TH
Skindred

READING SATURDAY 24TH / LEEDS SUNDAY 25TH
Lower Than Atlantis

READING SUNDAY 25TH / LEEDS FRIDAY 23RD
We Are The In Crowd
Bury Tomorrow

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE

READING FRIDAY 23RD / LEEDS SATURDAY 24TH
Frightened Rabbit
FIDLAR
Kodaline

READING SUNDAY 25TH / LEEDS FRIDAY 23RD
Tribes
AlunaGeorge

BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE

READING FRIDAY 23RD / LEEDS SATURDAY 24TH
Fenech-Soler
Friction
Clean Bandit
Is Tropical
Bondax
Robert DeLong

READING SATURDAY 24TH / LEEDS SUNDAY 25TH
A-Trak
Flux Pavillion
Redlight
Jagwar Ma
Willy Moon

READING SUNDAY 25TH / LEEDS FRIDAY 23RD
Dillon Francis
Charli XCX
Fred V & grafix
Jacob Plant ft Majestic

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE

READING FRIDAY 23RD / LEEDS SATURDAY 24TH
Crystal Fighters
Chvrches
Surfer Blood
Kate Nash

MS MR
Half Moon Run
Findlay
MMX

READING SATURDAY 24TH / LEEDS SUNDAY 25TH
British Sea Power
Lucy Rose
Tim Burgess
Merchandise
Splashh
Drenge
SKATERS
To Kill A King

READING SUNDAY 25TH / LEEDS FRIDAY 23RD
Spector
Pure Love
The Jim Jones Revue
Parquet Courts
California X
Chaepl Club
twenty one pilots
The Family Rain

Live Review: Don Broco, Pure Love and Decade - Koko, London - 18/04/2013

Having sold out the London Camden Underworld impressively fast for a first headline tour – that completely sold out anyway – Don Broco added another leg onto the tour, finishing with a special show at the Camden KOKO, aptly titled “Broco at KOKO.”

I arrived in Camden a little later than expected, causing me to miss most of Decade's set, a band who I have to admit I was completely unaware of up until this show. I don't know what I missed but the band had the crowd in the palm of their hand, with the crowd moving in unison and singing along, making me think I should really know who this band are. With a very similar sound to You Me At Six, Decade seemed to fit and command the stage in the way that Pure Love and Don Broco did, proving their appearance on the bill was very much deserved. The vocalist while not moving as much as you would expect of someone singing as strongly as he did, playing a genre that is synonymous with energetic stage shows, had such a great voice, singing melodies and catchy choruses consistently and perfectly. I’m sad to have missed the whole set but Decade made a great impression on the crowd, and the friends I was with even turned to me and mentioned how good they were. I’m going straight to iTunes after this review to get their music.

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Stencil Magazine Release Eighteenth Issue

The 18th issue of Stencil Magazine has now been released and is available to view online for free here.

The magazine includes interviews with Andrew McMahon, Alkaline Trio, The Gaslight Anthem, Title Fight, Don Broco, Minus the Bear, Senses Fail, Comeback Kid, Maybeshewill, Cartel, Pure Love, And So I Watch You From Afar, Fireworks, Vinnie Caruana, Arcane Roots, The Ataris, Heights, Terrible Things, Scholars, Itch, and Anavae.

Issue 18 of Stencil Magazine can be viewed here or by clicking read more.

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Decade and Pure Love to Support Don Broco on April UK Tour Dates

Decade and Pure Love have been announced as support for Don Broco's upcoming UK tour dates taking place in April.

April
Sun 13th Preston 53 Degrees (New Date)
Mon 14th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms 
Tue 16th Brighton Concorde II
Wed 17th Oxford Academy II
Thu 18th London Koko 

Follow You Home Premier New Video (‘Void’)

Derby pop-rockers Follow You Home have given a preview of their forthcoming untitled debut album by unveiled their new music video for 'Void.'

The video can be viewed by clicking read more below.

Follow You Home will be playing three UK shows next month, as well as supporting The Starting Line at The Forum in London on 26th April. Pure Love will also be supporting.

April
14th Manchester, Soundcontrol
15th London, Relentless Garage
17th Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
26th London, The Forum (supporting The Starting Line with Pure Love)

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Pure Love, Mallory Knox, Great Cynics and more Join Hit The Deck Festival Line-Up

imageHit The Deck Festival have announced several new additions to this years line up. The line-up now includes Pure Love, Mallory Knox, Feed The Rhino, Bossk, Fearless Vampire Killers, Landscapes, Great Cynics and Fort Hope.

Whilst Sinners Highway and Show It Off will each play in Nottingham and Bristol respectively.

Hit The Deck will take place Nottingham’s Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Forum and Stealth venues on Sunday April 21st.

The festival will also take place in Bristol the day before (Saturday April 20th). The festival will take place at the city’s o2 Academy 1 & 2, Thekla, Fleece and Exchange venues.

Tickets for Hit The Deck 2013 are available now and can be purchased here.

Click read more to view the full line-up.

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Live Review: Pure Love, Turbogeist and The Vestals - The Deaf Institute, Manchester - 06/02/2013

imageTonight demonstrated a number of things: firstly eclectic band bills are always interesting; the UK has some great up and coming bands; Deaf Institute should get their floors checked out; and all the haters and skeptics of Pure Love, have well and truly been silenced.

I think it is safe to say the crowd were here for one thing tonight; the return of Frank Carter and the debut of Pure Love. However the talent that has been brought along on this tour should not be ignored.

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Rocket From The Crypt, Frank Turner, Turbonegro, Sparta, Pure Love and More Added to Groezrock

imageOn a day that has seen news about several UK festivals; Slam Dunk, Hit The Deck and Ghostfest, the organisers of Groezrock have announced several new bands to this years festival including Rocket From The Crypt, Frank Turner, Turbonegro, Sparta, Pure Love and Samiam.

The latest names added to Groezrock 2013 are:

Rocket From The Crypt
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Turbonegro
Sparta
Samiam
Pure Love
Masked Intruder
Implants
The Front Bottoms
Midnight Souls
Crossfaith
Crushing Caspers
John Coffey
Six Ft Ditch
Smoke Or Fire
Adept
While She Sleeps
Kristopher Roe
Walter Schreifels
Jonny Two Bags
Dave Hause
PJ Bond
Into It. Over It
Geoff Rickly

Groezrock 2013 will take place across two days on Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th. Visit groezrock.be for more information.

The full lineup for Groezrock 2013 can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Pure Love Stream New Album (‘Anthems’)

imageAhead of its release next Monday (February 4th,) Pure Love are streaming their début album 'Anthems' and it can be heard in its entirety by clicking read more.

Pure Love begin a UK headline tour later this week with support from Turbogeist and The Vestals.

February 
01 Tunbridge Wells, Forum
02 Coventry, Kasbah
03 Cambridge, Portland Arms
06 Manchester, Deaf Institute
07 Glasgow, King Tuts
08 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
09 York, Duchess
10 Preston, 53 Degrees
12 Nottingham, Bodega
13 Norwich Arts Centre
14 London XOYO
18 Brighton, The Haunt
19 Southampton Joiners
20 Newport, Le Pub
21 Bristol, The Croft
22 Birmingham, Temple Rooms
23 Bedford Esquires

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