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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.
INTERVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE
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.
LEEDS FESTIVAL 2014
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.


Feature: Something For The Weekend - Jade Tree Records Special

For this edition of "Something For The Weekend", Already Heard's Rosie Kerr has decided to put the focus on Jade Tree Records. Formed in Wilmington, Delaware in August 1991 by Darren Walters and Tim Owen, Jade Tree went on to incorporate post-hardcore, noise rock, emo, punk, and experimental music. It’s roster included some of the most influential bands of the last 20 years.

Earlier this week, the label put its whole discography on Bandcamp, and Rosie thought it’d be a good time to recommend three vital releases for your weekend listening pleasure.

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Jade Tree is one of my all time favourite record labels, and recently, they put their entire back catalog on Bandcamp to stream and download for $5. I could have chosen so many incredible records, Avail, Paint It Black, Cap’n Jazz, Jets To Brazil, and so so many more. However, I chose my big 3, and they’re all must haves. Listen to as many of their records as you possibly can, you won’t be disappointed.

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The Promise Ring - Very Emergency
Although the generally preferred album is ‘Nothing Feels Good’, ‘Very Emergency’ has always been my absolute favourite Promise Ring record. It’s entirely flawless from start to finish, not a filler track in sight from 'Happiness Is All The Rage' right down to ‘All Of My Everythings’. I genuinely cannot praise this record enough, and if you’ve bypassed it because of, well, ANYTHING, then please overlook it no longer. As with all the other records, it’s only $5 for download on bandcamp - perfect summer indulgence.

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Something For The Weekend (30/05/2014)

After Losing Sleep’s Sean Sheehy’s guest spot 2 weeks ago, our resident "Something For The Weekend" writer Rosie Kerr is back, and as always she bought 3 need-to-know bands for your listening pleasure.

This week, we have an emo-punk quartet from Hartford, a raw German punk band and a DIY indie-punk group from Philadelphia.

If your label or band would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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Sorority Noise
FFO; Modern Baseball, Old Gray, Weezer.
Sorority Noise, hailing from Hartford, CT, have breached Europe with their new record, 'Forgettable', and rightly so. The great Dog Knights Productions are releasing the LP in Europe, whilst Broken World and Stormchasers cater to the rest. It’s currently “pay what you want” on Bandcamp, but the LPs themselves look absolutely spectacular so check them out. There’s a lot of wonderful things I’d like to say about this record but I wouldn’t do it justice. Instead, I advise you to listen and make up your own assumptions, although I doubt you’d be disappointed.

Sorority Noise links:Bandcamp|Facebook|Dog Knights

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Something For The Weekend (15/05/2014) - Guest Writer: Sean Sheehy (Losing Sleep/Youth Camp Records)

For this edition of "Something For The Weekend", we’re welcoming back Sean Sheehy from Kingston-Upon-Thames DIY label Youth Camp Records as a guest writer. Sheehy is also a member of rising UK pop-punk band Losing Sleep.

Coincidently the Kingston quartet are set to play a run of shows next Bank Holiday weekend. They will be joined by T-Shirt Weather, who they released a split EP with earlier this year.

Nevertheless before they hit the road, Sean took some time out to suggest three acts for your weekend listening pleasure.

If your label or band would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy these songs as much as i do!

Martha
Martha are a band of humans from Pity Me, County Durham. They’ve been playing all over the UK for a few years now and they’re releasing their first LP next week through Fortuna Pop (ya no, that indie pop label that have released hundreds of records by everyone from Joanna Greusome to Pains At Being Pure At Heart) & Salinas Records (in the states, & ya no that label right? They released that classic P.S Eliot LP and the Ambulars & Delay records?!!!).

I think they’ve done something really special with this record, 'Courting Strong'. They have written an album that is a total throw back, but they have taken it somewhere that sounds totally modern & relevant at the same time. The nods to the 80’s british indie, the nods to the punk rock, the nods to the radio pop songs that influence this album aren’t too important if you can’t pick up on that stuff.

Martha links: Facebook|Bandcamp|Twitter|Tumblr

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Something For The Weekend (03/04/2014)

Our resident "Something For The Weekend" writer Rosie Kerr is back once again with three more slices of musical goodness for your weekend listening pleasure.

This edition includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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PUP
FFO; Loud guitar punk with passion

PUP are 4 Tornoto punks who play loud music, very well. They’ve been recently getting amazing press from everyone who listens and rightly so. Their debut self-titled has been out in the homeland for a little while now, but for the rest of the world the planned release is April 8th via Side One Dummy. You can listen and download one track from their record titled ‘Reservoir' for free, so, you know, do it already. Jump on the hype train because for once, the band is worth it.

PUP links: Bandcamp|Facebook|Twitter

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Something For The Weekend (20/03/2014)

We’re stoked to be bringing back our "Something For The Weekend" feature back on a regular basis and will now be a bi-weekly feature every Thursday. As always SFTW writer Rosie Kerr gives us three need-to-know bands for your weekend listening pleasure.

Breaking in to our English summer can only mean one thing, appropriate sunshine music. That’s what this week’s Something For The Weekend is all about. Cracking on music that makes you want to revel in the summer sun. On that note, let’s begin!

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Wild Ones
FFO; Passion Pit, The XX

I was re-introduced to Portland’s Wild Ones very recently by a friend who visited from the US. On first listen it was easy to see why they’ve been snatched up as Topshelf’s newest addition. ‘Keep It Safe' will be released on April 1st (no foolin') and if you enjoy your indie electro pop and the perfect background to your summer enjoyment then look no further.

Wild Ones links: Bandcamp|Facebook|Twitter|Tumblr

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Something For The Weekend - 31/01/14

After making its long overdue return last week, our resident "Something For The Weekend" writer Rosie Kerr is back once again with three more bands for your listening pleasure.

Hey y’all. I’m back again another week to bring you three new exciting bands to get you through this terrible weather we’re having right now (at least in the UK we are, as always).

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

Idiot Kid
FFO; Tigers Jaw, Pity Sex

Idiot Kid are another PA band creating a low-fi emo wonderland. It’s super easy to see a release like this going unnoticed by the masses, when it really should be adorning all our lives. I know very little about Idiot Kid other than the obvious available on their web pages but a friend posted this on facebook and I’m so glad they did. ‘Stick Your Head In The Water' is available for 'pay what you want' on Bandcamp - go make your evening a little more lovely.

Catch Idiot Kid on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp

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Something For The Weekend - The Return

After a short time away, our weekly Friday feature Something For The Weekend is back!

SFTW Editior Rosie Kerr (Ebb and Flow PR) returns with three emerging bands for your listening pleasure. Take it away…

Hi everyone! I am happy to be back in action & coming weekly to recommend you some awesome bands once again. So here goes!

Fun Home
FFO; Tigers Jaw, Troubled Sleep.

Fun home are an indie/emo band hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. I only recently heard of them via a chance email in my inbox and I’m super glad that it happened. ‘Knit In To Place' is their new EP available to stream/download for free via Broken World Media and who really complains about free music? I would highly recommend that if you’re a Tigers Jaw fan you may have found your new favourite band.

Catch Fun Home on Facebook and Bandcamp

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Something For The Weekend - The Fest 12 Special

This month I’m jet-setting across the pond to Florida for the funnest 2 weeks of the year, The Fest. Here are 3 bands that I strongly advise you go watch. I could’ve added more, but I talk enough about the other bands I would’ve mentioned. Let’s go!

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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Adventures
For Fans Of: Code Orange Kids, emotionally drained vocals.
I’ve talked about, and even interviewed Adventures (Reba) here before, but that’s not to say that they’re not deserving of a spot on this list. Adventures are incredible, and with members of Code Orange Kids present I’m sure their appeal is broadened even further than the emo crowd. They have 2 EP’s out, both of which are awesome and you should check them out, whether you’re attending Fest or not.

Adventures links: Facebook |Twitter|Bandcamp

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Something For The Weekend (11/10/2013)

This week on Something For The Weekend it’s a bit of an accidental ‘guitar fuzz special’. I didn’t quite plan this, but there’s a heavy 90’s alternative influence in all three of the bands we’re showing you this week, which are based in Connecticut, California and Birmingham respectively. The 90s alternative sound is quite possibly more popular right now than it was even in the 90s during it’s inception, and these three bands are definitely making the most of it.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

Ovlov
For Fans Of: Weezer, Knapsack
I was first introduced to Ovlov through Facebook. I saw someone posting about their latest record, as well as the fact that they were playing a couple shows with a band called Sneeze, who I had recently released through my record label (Close To Home Records) so it seemed like a no-brainer to check them out. I am so glad I did and have been telling anyone who will listen about them since. Their latest album ‘AM’ was released through Exploding In Sound Records and is available to stream in full through Bandcamp.

Ovlov on Facebook, Tumblr, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.

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Something For The Weekend (‘Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1’ Special - Part 2)

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Following the release of our Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1 compilation this past Monday, Already Heard Senior Editor Sean Reid follows up last weeks edition of "Something For The Weekend" by talking us through the remaining 11 acts from the compilation.

f your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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Hindsights
We’ve been seeing alot about Hindsights in recent weeks here on Already Heard and for all the right reasons as the Berkshire quartet’s new EP, 'The Thoughts That Weigh Me Down' has been embraced by the Already Heard team; "wonderfully crafted emotional music with all the peaks and troughs of life as a 21st Century human being." To put it bluntly, we’re big fans of Hindsights and like all of the bands on 'Recommends: Volume 1', we truly believe they’re set for big things.

Hindsights links: Facebook|Twitter|Tumblr

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Something For The Weekend (‘Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1’ Special - Part 1)

For the next two weeks, "Something For The Weekend" will be taking a slightly different approach as Already Heard Senior Editor Sean Reid talks us through the 21 acts that are set to feature on our new 'Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1' compilation.

This week Sean will showcase the first 10 bands chosen for the compilation, with the remaining 11 acts being covered next Friday.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

To start things off I would like to say I am excited and unbeliavbly pleased with how this compilation has come together. I believe the 21 on 'Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1' show just what Already Heard and our “Recommends” feature is all about; exposing and highlighting emerging new bands that we truly believe in and we think our readers will enjoy as much as we do.

Moose Blood
Since we were introducing to Canterbury emo/pop punk revivalist Moose Blood at the back end of last year, we quickly warmed to the quartet and it seems so have many others. Since being featured in our "Recommends" feature in January, their stock has risen having announced a split with Departures just this week and a run of shows alongside Funeral For A Friend taking place next month, things continue to look up for Moose Blood. Their 'Movng Home' EP continues to get regular play at Already Heard HQ; melancholy lyrics, jangly guitars and duel harmonies. Perfect.

Moose Blood links: Facebook|Twitter|Tumblr|Bandcamp

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Something For The Weekend (13/09/2013)

Already Heard writer and Close To Home Records head honcho Joe Hart has returned for three more exciting new bands to recommend for your listening pleasure.

This week we bring you synth-based indie that sounds like Summer, gritty female fronted lo-fi and solo Knapsack worship from Boston, so as always we have quite a mixed bag for you for Something For The Weekend this week, but I guarantee each one is worth your attention.

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JAWS
For Fans Of: Peace, Wavves
Okay, so, it probably would have made more sense me recommending you JAWS at the beginning of Summer so you had that perfect EP to play on repeat throughout the coming months. Unfortunately, I slept on this band until recently and it was their performances at the Reading & Leeds Festivals in particular that woke me up. With their anthemic yet ever so slightly lo-fi, synth-laden indie sound they are sure to please your ears and also probably make you miss the Summer sun you were most likely moaning about just a few weeks ago. Their new EP ‘Milkshake’ is out on 12” now through Rattlepop Records and you can catch them on tour across the UK starting this weekend. Spoiler alert for any readers based in the capital though: the London show is already sold out.

JAWS on Facebook, Twitter and their website

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Something For The Weekend (06/09/2013)

Our resident Something For The Weekend writer, Rosie Kerr (Ebb & Flow PR) is back once again with three more bands to recommend.

This week we have a London emo duo, twinkly emo from Alabama and a pop punk quintet from Maryland. Take it away Rosie…

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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Class Picture
FFO: Hindsights, Citizen, Gnarwolves.
Class Picture are a 5 piece from Baltimore, Maryland. Playing an emotive blend of pop-punk, Class Picture are one of the best of this genre that I’ve heard recently. Their newest record 'Vibe' is set for release in the Fall but for now you can listen to a track from this called 'Waking Up' and it’s a real teaser. It’s definitely left me looking very much forward to the whole record being released. 100% ones to keep your eye on!

Class Picture on Bandcamp, Facebook and Twitter.

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Something For The Weekend with Ben Goulder (Mornge Magazine)

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In this week’s edition of "Something For The Weekend", Ben Goulder of Sheffield-based Mornge Magazine brings you three very different aural delights in the shape of some wannabe surfers and two wannabe Goths. But different kind of Goths. Don’t get them mixed up.

Further information on Mornge can be found on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

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Best Friends
FFO: Wavves, Animal Hospital Theme Tune, Mans On Road

The big lads from Sheffield via everywhere else. They have a new AA single out called 'Nosebleeds / Happy Anniversary' and it is the shit. Not quite as surfy as their old stuff, it’s got a real garage rock vibe. You can get hold of the new record through the ever efficient Art Is Hard Records.

Best Friends on Facebook, Twitter and Bandcamp.

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Something For The Weekend (16/08/2013)

Close To Home Records' Joe Hart once again steps in for this weeks edition of "Something For The Weekend". As always Joe scouts the internet to discover some hidden music gems for your weekend listening.

This week we give you three upcoming bands from Wales, England and all the way over in Memphis, Tennessee. They all have free downloads available and they all 100% deserve your attention.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend - contact Sean Reid to find out more information.

Concave
For Fans Of: Crime In Stereo, Jimmy Eat World, Diamond Youth
What do you do when you want some time away from delivering doom-infused metal riffs to the world? If you’re 3/5ths of UKHC metal giants Brutality Will Prevail, you apparently start a side project and write some more chilled out jams about girls – and that’s exactly what Concave is. They currently have a demo uploaded for free at their Bandcamp and if that doesn’t get you excited for what else this band has to bring then I don’t know what will.

Concave on Facebook, Twitter, and Bandcamp.

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