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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.


Already Heard Recommends: I Divide

Having recently been crowned winners of this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Exeter’s I Divide are destined for bigger things, with a new EP and a UK tour alongside Funeral For A Friend in the works you’ll be hearing a lot more of the quintet in the coming months.

They’ve been compared to the likes of Young Guns and Saosin and with thriving tracks like ‘Never Be Stopped,’ I Divide are on to a winner. With their brand of energetic rock, I Divide spent their summer playing numerous festivals including Download, Slam Dunk and Hevy and since forming in 2011 they’ve played alongside Senses Fail, Deaf Havana and Protest The Hero.

Already Heard spoke to drummer Dave Mooney who discussed the bands festival experiences, the video for ‘Never Be Stopped,’ why bands should enter the Red Bull Bedroom Jam and more.

Already Heard: To begin with can you introduce yourself and your role in I Divide?
Dave: Hello, I’m Dave and I play drums in I Divide.

AH: For new listeners can you describe your sound?
Dave: We are an energetic rock band with plenty of balls. 

AH: What bands would you compare yourselves to?
Dave: I think we all have different ideas on that, but bands we get told we sound like the most are Emarosa, Young Guns and Saosin.

AH: Ok that’s all the usual questions out the way. Let’s talk about the Red Bull Bedroom. First of all what made you want to enter the contest?
Dave: I think the main prize on offer that we wanted was the chance to play at Download Festival. Aside from that, you’ve just got nothing to lose, each stage you go through, you get more and more promotion, the chance at other big festivals and then if you win, well you get free incredible recordings and a tour support with a massive band!

AH: What did you think your chance were when you entered the Red Bull Bedroom Jam?
Dave: We honestly never thought we’d get as far as we did, there’s so many awesome bands that entered and to think we’d be crowned champions has still not really sunk in if I’m honest with you! 

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I Divide Wins Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012

South Devon band I Divide have been crowned winners of this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam.

They will be supporting Funeral For A Friend on a UK tour in the near future.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Live Final at 5pm (GMT)

The final for this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam will take place at 5pm at RedbullBedroomJam.com.

The show will see performances from the three final bands; Sheffield’s Dead Harts, Reading’s Golden Tanks and Exeter’s I Divide.

Don Broco will also be performing live and Funeral For a Friend will be making a special appearance

Visit RedbullBedroomJam.com for more information.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Finalists Release Music Videos (Dead Harts, Golden Tanks and I Divide)

The three final bands in this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam have all released new music video ahead of the contest’s final on September 17th.

Dead Harts' 'All Washed Up', Golden Tanks' 'Dead Strings' and I Divide's 'Never Be Stopped' can be viewed at RedBullBedroomJam.com.

The live final will take place on September 17th at 5pm on the the Red Bull Bedroom Jam site.