Already Heard
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.
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.
With the festival season more or less over for another year, it’s time for a whole load of
exciting releases to see the light of day. September sees a plethora of exciting releases, so much so that the Already Heard team were spoilt for choices when it came to picking this months must hear releases. Nevertheless they've completed the tricky task and picked out their five must-hear releases for the coming month.
With their combination of refreshingly introspective lyrics, crisp riffs and bouncy choruses, Homebound tick all the right boxes when it comes to promising UK pop-punk bands. Their debut EP, 'Coming of Age' sees the young band make a confident first mark on the ladder to greater things. We spoke to the band to discuss the importance of a debut release, and the comeback of pop-punk.
Packing stadium sized rock anthems with an incredibly striking emotional punch, and graced with one of the most staggeringly unique vocal talents to have graced the UK Rock scene in a long time, Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave have become one of the single most talked about new bands to emerge in recent years. With their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ finally released this week, Already Heard caught up with lead guitarist Mark Trotter and Bassist
Andrew Bushen at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!

Disconnect Disconnect Records Release ‘Disconnected’ Compilation

Disconnect Disconnect Records have released a new compilation entitled 'Disconnected.'

The 18-track collection includes songs from Rivalries, Counterpunch, Placeholder, Home Advantage, Hold Tight!, Forrest and more.

1. Counterpunch - Blue State Blues
2. Pull Strings - Pipe Dreams
3. The Fear - The Bitter Taste
4. Great Lakes USA - No Boyfriends
5. Rivalries - Safest Spaces
6. Luther - An American Gothic
7. 7 Years Bad Luck - I Still Know When To Take My Shoes Off
8. The Stereo State - Ahhgust
9. The Reveling - Domino
10. Thieves - Quarter Life Crisis
11. Placeholder - Wait
12. Home Advantage - Markers From Home
13. Hold Tight! - Go
14. Versus The World - We Were Alive
15. Curbside - Dragged Away
16. PJ Bond - Radiator
17. Foxtrot - The Pecking Order
18. Forrest - Hearts and Minds

'Disconnected' is available as pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp, and can be streamed by clicking read more.

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New Rivalries Video (‘Built To Last’)

London Post-Punks Rivalries have released their new video for 'Built To Last' and can be viewed by clicking read more.

The track appears on the bands latest EP; 'Out of Town and Back Again' available now through Household Name Records.

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New Rivalries EP Released (‘Out of Town and Back Again’)

London Post-Punk band Rivalries have released their new EP, 'Out of Town and Back Again' through Household Name Records.

Purchase 'Out of Town and Back Again' here.

Live Review & Photos: Southsea Fest 2012 - 15/09/2012

From small acorns grow mighty oaks and every year we dedicate a Saturday to celebrating the tree of Southsea, Albert Road. Southsea Fest has grown to include 14 stages ranging from the established, like the Wedgewood Rooms and Kings Theatre, to the temporary like The Magick Bean coffee shop. The range of acts available is similarly eclectic with metal, punk, spoken word, acoustic, reggae and more being represented. With this in mind, please understand that the review that follows is only an insight into a small section of this sprawling festival. If we chose a completely different set of bands then, well, who knows how it could have turned out. Onwards to the first band…   

Photos by Richard Heaven.

Due to Cycle Schmeichel experiencing gear difficulties we started the day with the London pop punk four piece Rivalries. They’ve come on a long way since I first saw them at the beginning of the year and it seems a shame that the venue was only half full as their brand of catchy pop punk really suits such a warm, sunny day. (4/5)

Photos by Richard Heaven.

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Feature: Something For The Weekend (10/8/2012)

Welcome to week 6 of Something For The Weekend. This week we explore two sides of the emo spectrum with the twinkly goodness of Nai Harvest and the crushing aggression of I Don’t Want To Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. We also have super catchy pop punk from London’s Rivalries to help lighten the mood.

As per usual, if you want to be involved with a future edition of SFTW feel free to get in touch with us at

Nai Harvest
FFO: Algernon Cadwaller, Football Etc, and Snowing.

Nai Harvest differ from many of the current UK emo bands in the sense that this is a two piece. The White Stripes of emo? Not really. Nai Harvest play twinky, shouty emo with strangely catchy hooks. Having already shared splits with Manbearpig, Papayar, Five Leaf Nettles and Reno Dakota amongst others it seems like the only way is up for this Sheffield band. Check out their most recent EP on Pinky Swear Records/Struggletown Records/A Mountain Far Records and their newest split out on Enjoyment Records.

Nai Harvest on Bandcamp and Facebook.

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