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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.


Weekly US News Round-Up (21/9/2012)

Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

This week’s US News Round-Up includes details of new releases from Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Slingshot Dakota, and Citizen. While there are new music videos from I Call Fives, Homelife, Joyce Manor, State Faults and Single Mothers.

In addition Man Overboard, Never Shout Never, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and The Motel Life have announced new tour dates.

Read on to find out more about all of this and more.

Green Day's new album '¡Uno!' is streaming here.

My Chemical Romance have revealed details of their 'Conventional Weapons' collection.

Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012

Title: Number Two
A-side: AMBULANCE
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012

Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deftones will release 'Koi No Yokan' on November 12th. A free song called 'Leathers' can be downloaded from Deftones.com.

1. Poltergeist (Roller Derby)
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Swerve City
5. Entomb (Dazzle)
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You? (Flashback)

New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has joined with Bridge Nine Records to form a new imprint label called Violently Happy Records. The labels first release will be 'The Best Ways to Disappear' EP by Candy Hearts.

I Call Fives released the video for 'Late Nights.'

Bad Books posted a new song called 'It Never Stops.' Bad Books will release 'II' on October 9th through ia Triple Crown Records and Favorite Gentleman.

Pentimento have joined Paper + Plastick Records and will release a Self-Titled album on November 13th. Black Numbers will be handling the CD and cassette release of the album. The video for ‘Circles’ can be viewed here.

IWrestledABearOnce will be releasing a horror film called 'A Beary Scary Movie' on November 6th. The official trailer can be viewed here.

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View From The Attic Announce State Lines, State Faults and Restorations UK Releases

View From The Attic Records have announced they will be releasing new material from State Lines, State Faults and Restorations in the UK.

State Lines' self-titled 7”, State Faults' 'Desolate Peaks' and Restorations' 'A/B' 7” can be purchased here.

Album Review: State Faults - Desolate Peaks

State Faults hail from sunny Santa Rosa, California and this, ‘Desolate Peaks,’ is their debut album. They’re a post-hardcore bands of sorts with a sound reminiscent of 90s emo. They have hints of La Dispute about them definitely, and also Thursday. They are an intriguing prospect and this is definitely a Marmite album. 

Opening track ‘Sleepwalker’ has a serenity to it that is quickly dispelled as soon as the vocals kick in. The music and vocals play against each other for supremacy throughout the album and are a shocking juxtaposition. Some may find it grating to listen to, however I think it is a refreshing sound and one that works well for State Faults. 

Single ‘Arrowhead’ continues this theme as the honey-drenched guitars slide along smoothly in contrast to the piercing, desperate vocals. Whilst the backing music has something of a Friendly Fires feel to it, the vocals are more reminiscent of At The Drive In. It truly is a bizarre thing to listen to, and it takes a while to adjust. However I think the juxtaposition of sound works really well and creates a memorable listening experience.

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