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EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: THE SINKING FEELING - UGLY
We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling. Straight out
of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals
for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HEVY FEST 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
After taking a break last year, Hevy Fest is back for 2014 and even though it’s downsized
from 3 days to 2, there still loads of awesome bands on offer. With over 40 bands playing
over the 2 days, there’s bound to be some clashes. Already Heard is here to give you 10
must-see bands to see at Hevy Fest next month.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: O CAPTAIN
Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
FESTIVAL: UK TECH FEST 2014
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
FEATURE: 6 MONTHS IN - ALREADY HEARD'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR 2014
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
FESTIVAL: SONISPHERE 2014
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: JACOB ROUND (PURE NOISE RECORDS)
In the latest edition of our "Industry Insight" feature, we speak to Jake Round as his label,
Pure Noise Records, celebrates it's 5th anniversary.


Weekly US News Roundup (29/09/2013)

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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, news, videos, tours, and more.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise roundup 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.

Once again we have plenty of new videos to share this week with the likes of Balance and Composure, Touche Amore, Forever The Sickest Kids, Deftones and Letlive. releasing new videos.

In addition there is new music from Matt Pryor and James Dewees, Kevin Devine, Jonny Craig and State Lines.

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

Balance and Composure have released their new video for 'Reflection'.

Pierce The Veil will re-release ‘Collide The Sky’i complete with brand new DVD titled ‘This Is A Wasteland’ on 11th November via Fearless Records.

The video for 'Harbor' from Touche Amore can be viewed here.

We The Kings have launched an IndieGogo campaign for their fourth album.

A music video Zedd's track, 'Stay The Night' featuring Paramore's Hayley Williams has been released.

'Failing You' from Matt Pryor and James Dewees' joint EP can be heard here.

The new single from Kevin Devine, 'Bloodhound' has been releasd online. Another new song, 'Nobel Prize' can be streamed here.

Eisley's new video for 'Currents' can be viewed on AltPress.

Deftones' premiered the video for 'Romantic Dreams'.

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FREE COMPILATION: Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1

Just one week ago we announced plans to release our very first compilation, and today we’re proud to release 'Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1'.

The compilation consists of 21 songs from bands and artists who have been featured in our Recommends section since Already Heard launched in April 2012.

'Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1' is available to download for FREE from Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Photograph by Sarah Louise Bennett. Artwork designed by J Leadbetter.

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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Special Announcement: Free Compilation - ‘Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1’

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Today we’re very proud to announce the very first Already Heard compilation!

'Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1' will be released next Monday (September 23rd) and will be available as a free download.

The compilation consists of 20 acts who have been part of our “Recommends” feature since Already Heard was launched in April 2012.

1. Moose Blood - Boston
2. Now, Voyager - Where We’ll Start
3. Hot Damn - Worn Out
4. The First - Take It Back
5. Unifier - Colorado
6. State Lines - Indian Burn
7. Hero - Waterfalls
8. The Winter Passing - Nowhere Still
9. Light You Up - Foxfire
10. Calls Landing - London Gentleman
11. Hindsights - Heavy Hand
12. In Dynamics - I Never Make Sense
13. PaperPlane - Chariot
14. Home Advantage - Barriers
15. Tyler Daniel Bean - Heather Lane
16. Brendan Rivera - Centerfold
17. On My Honor - Time to Heal
18. Cautioners - Staging Area
19. Sleeping Lessons - Winter Mourning
20. Over The Ocean - God In My Own Image
21. The Strong Silent Type - Replenish

Photograph by Sarah Louise Bennett. Artwork designed by J Leadbetter.

Album Review: State Lines - For The Boats

imageLong Island quartet State Lines follow up their previous offerings with sophomore record ‘For The Boats,’ one that will turn the heads of many when this release is unleashed. The indie/punk outfit have made a progression from earlier material, maturing into a band set to secure their mark in the scene.

From opener and title track ‘For The Boats,’ the record seeps a natural grasp of State Lines genre, blending indie and punk smoothly, experimenting with both within the progression of the album. The simpler, indie pop rhythms contrast with the gravelly vocals to create a combination that leads to the success of this record; producing a fresh, raw sound.

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Weekly US News Roundup (15/02/2013)

imageEven 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, news, videos, tours, and more.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise roundup 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.

This weeks roundup has new videos from the likes of Paramore, TransitOff With Their Heads and Major League. We also have details of new releases from Escape The Fate, Real Friends, State Lines, Wolves At Bay and Octaves, as well news on the latest Warped Tour additions, We Are The Union going on hiatus and more.

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

Paramore have released their new music video for 'Now'.

Make Do and Mend are giving away a cover of Jets To Brazil's 'Cat Heaven' here.

Bassist Jonathan Corey has left Manchester Orchestra.

Never Shout Never, Bring Me The Horizon (6/19-8/4), August Burns Red, 3OH!3 (6/30-7/14), Black Veil Brides, Crizzly and Bowling For Soup (8/2-4) have all been added to this year’s Vans Warped Tour.

Transit have revealed details of their new album, 'Young New England' and have released a music video for 'Nothing Lasts Forever'.

01. Nothing Lasts Forever
02. Second to Right
03. Young New England
04. Sleep
05. So Long, So Long
06. Weathered Souls
07. Hang It Up
08. Don’t Go, Don’t Stray
09. Thanks For Nothing
10. Summer, Me
11. Hazy
12. Bright Lights, Dark Shadows
13. Lake Q

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Weekly US News Round-Up (12/10/2012)

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.

On this week’s round-up, we have new music videos from Green Day, Into It. Over It., MXPX, Tonight Alive, Sleeping With Sirens, and Code Orange Kids.

Whilst Coheed & Cambria, Benjamin Gibbard, Anberlin and Troubled Coast are streaming their latest releases and Slingshot Dakota, State Lines and Deafheaven have premièred new material.

Green Day released their music video for 'Troublemaker'. Whilst a new song 'Stray Heart' from the forthcoming album 'Dos!' can be heard here.

Benjamin Gibbard's solo album 'Former Lives' is streaming online.

Man Overboard's Zac Eisenstein has released a free two-track covers EP.

Coheed & Cambria's new album 'The Afterman: Ascension’ can be streamed here.

The video for 'Embracing Facts' by Into It. Over It. can be viewed here.

New Found Glory frontman Jordan Pundik and Relient K drummer Ethan Luck have started a new band called Domestikated. Their début EP '5 Minutes In Timeout!' is available now on Bandcamp.

Anberlin are streaming their new album 'Vital.'

Slingshot Dakota will release their new LP 'Dark Hearts' on November 6th via Topshelf Records. A new song titled 'Gossip' can be heard here.

1) Intro
2) May Day
3) Gossip
4) Disaster
5) Rasta Bacca
6) Never Hear
7) Starting Over
8) Light
9) Living/Dreaming
10) Cassette
11) Words
12) Good Year

States Lines will release their second full-length 'For The Boats' on 12” vinyl in early 2013 with pre-orders and digital release in December. The first single from the album, 'Linger' can be heard 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 Lines - State Lines 7”

Having been compared to everyone from Saves The Day to Brand New to Joyce Manor to Alkaline Trio, Long Island’s State Lines have a tricky task about establishing their own sound on this self-titled 7”. However its safe to say they make exceptional use of all those comparisons and more to create a four songs that have plenty of life in them.

Coming in at 11 minutes long, the 7” begins with ‘5’s On The Elephant’ and neat dual vocal work from Jonathan Dimitri and Tom Werring. Whilst the 90’s emo-like guitars fit the bands sound perfectly, even more so on 'Plenty Of Time' as they play off the bands pounding drums perfectly.

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Already Heard Recommends: State Lines

Hailing from Long Island, New York State Lines have been compared to the likes of Tigers Jaw, Saves The Day, Brand New, and Alkaline Trio. However their new self-titled EP sees the band defining their own sound with a mix of punk energy combining with pop hooks. Whilst lyrically the band carry a youthful spirit and optimism.

The end result is a refreshing collection of lo-fi pop-punk songs that have a instant impact and leaves you wanting more.

With such an enjoyable EP, Already Heard recently spoke to guitarist Tom Werring to discuss their formation, the new EP, joining Tiny Engines, working with Sainthood Reps’ Bradley Cordaro and more.

Already Heard: First of all can you introduce yourself and your role in State Lines?
State Lines: I’m Tom and I play guitar and sometimes sing in State Lines.

AH: For new listeners how would you describe your sound?
SL: Well, we all listen to a lot of punk music, so I guess I’d say we’re a punk band. It’s all relative to the listener, so it’s up to them to decide what we sound like.

AH: I understand the band started in late 2010. How did you all come together?
SL: I met JD (Jonathan Dimitri - vocalist) when I was a sophomore in high school after seeing his old band We Laugh At Danger play, and ever since then I would jam with him on some of his later projects. Johnny (Wims - bass) and JD were friends from home, and I knew Johnny when he played bass in his old band Badfellow. JD wanted to start a new band so after he self-released a demo under the name State Lines, we all just came together and played a couple shows. After a while, we needed to find a new drummer, so we asked Teddy (Sahr ) from his old band No Good News if he could fill in for a while, and eventually he became our full time drummer. I really don’t think we’d have met each other if it wasn’t for us all being in different bands playing around Long Island.

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