It’s no doubt it has been an incredible summer of music, and it’s not over yet as the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival takes place this weekend. With dozens of acts playing across 8 stages over 3 days, there is lot to choose from. As always the Already Heard team has got together to pick out what we think are the 20 must-see acts at Reading and Leeds 2014.
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Richard@AlreadyHeard.com.
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.