Already Heard
Next month emerging Albany, NY pop-punk band Firestarter release their new record
'Forget the Past'. To give you a sneak preview of what to expect from the release,
we’ve teamed up with the band to exclusively premier a new song titled 'If You Ain't First,
You're Last'.
As the second stage of this years Red Bull Studios London Download Festival competition
gets underway, Already Heard highlights 5 of the top 100 bands in the first part of our
new "Red Bull Rated And Recommended" series.
Earlier this month rising UK rockers I Divide released their much anticipated debut album
'Last One Standing'. It is a record that exceeds expectations by combining the bands youthful approach with an ambitious melodic alt-rock sound. Before they kicked off their current
UK tour supporting Blitz Kids alongside Fort Hope, guitarist Josh Wreford took the
opportunity to talk us through 'Last One Standing'.
For Northern quintet Bentley Park it has been a long two years. Since forming 2011, the post-hardcore have been refining their sound and preparing for the release of their debut EP, 'Innocence', which finally sees the light of day this week. The EP takes the pop-punk sensibilities of their former band, and combines them with an edgy rock sound. We recently spoke to vocalist James Shaw to find out more.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

Ghostfest 2014 Details Announced

The first details for this years Ghostfest has been announced.

The two day festival will take place at Leeds University on 28th and 29th June and will see 40 bands playing across two stages.

Although the 2 secret headliners are yet to be announced, the first 16 bands have been announced with the likes of Being As An Ocean, TRC, Betraying The Martyrs, Hundredth, Desolated and Rotting Out being confirmed.

The other names announced today are Nasty, Astroid Boys, Ingested, Martyr Defiled, Black Tounge, No Second Chance, Close Your Eyes, Nexilva, Lock And Key, and Shields.

Tickets cost £37.50 for the weekend or £27.50 for a single day.

Click read more to view the festival poster.

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12 New Bands Added to Sonisphere 2014 including Therapy?, Trash Talk, Canterbury and LostAlone

Sonisphere Festival organisers have announced 12 new acts to this years festival.

The latest announcements includes Therapy? who will be performing their 1995 album, 'Infernal Love' in full.

Other names announced are Atari Teenage Riot, Bo Ningen, Trash Talk, Canterbury, LostAlone, Bleed From Within, Dregen, TRC, Beastmilk, Malefice and Glass City Vice.

Sonisphere 2014 takes place at Knebworth House on 4th – 6th July.

Click read more to view the full line-up.

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The Blackout, TRC, Heart Of A Coward and More Announced for Redfest: Total Uprawr Stage

The first batch of bands for Surrey’s annual Redfest has been announced with The Blackout headlining the Total Uprawr stage.

Other bands announced for the stage include TRC, Heart of a Coward, Heights, The Dirty Youth, LostAlone, Polar, Baby Godzilla, Astroid Boys, The Catharsis, Slaves, The One Hundred, and Rat Attack.

Joining them will be Skies in Motion, Fathoms, Collisions, When We Were Wolves, Aurora, Our Hollow Our Home, A Moment Lost and Set Your Sails.

In addition Total Uprawr will be running after hours entertainment in the 2nd stage tent.

Tickets for Redfest 2014 can be purchased here.

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Album Review: TRC - Nation

Given that TRC this year celebrated their tenth anniversary of life as a band, it seems a little odd to think that new album ‘Nation’ is only their second full-length effort so far. 2011’s ‘Bright Lights’ is generally considered the debut release of the band in their current form, and if album number one was the band’s gateway to the frontline of UK hardcore, then September’s follow-up is the band justifying their place amongst the elite.

There isn’t much waiting around for TRC to get all cylinders firing, and just five seconds into opening track ‘Finger Fuck You’ is the band’s first of many bursts of intensity across one of 2013’s most incendiary records. In essence, it’s the same old TRC from the start doing exactly what they do best, deliciously self-aware hardcore that you can’t just shrug off without a good flail-along. The band attack from both ends of their musical spectrum early on, with one of the album’s most pumped up sections giving way to TRC at their most withdrawn, pulled harshly back from the throat-wrenching frenzy and transformed into something almost docile in comparison. It’s an emotional sidebar to a blistering opener, which gives way into the restored fury of ’10,000 Hours’. A little early to be calling on a second wind, perhaps, but it’s one that carries the band through ‘Motivator’ and into their definitive single so far, ‘#TeamUK’. Describing the explosion of national pride all prettied up with accompanying hashtag as the band’s flagship effort to date might not be the most well-received statement in the world, but there’s no denying what song has garnered the biggest reception from the band’s existing repertoire. Instrumentally massive, perhaps a little lyrically cheesy, perhaps even out of date with its selection of Bullet for my Valentine as the go-to band to shower praise on. It remains TRC to the core however; outspoken, piledriving hardcore that it’s so hard to get enough of. And as it continues, ‘Nation’ continues to cough up beast of a track after beast of a track showing no sign of stopping any time soon.

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New TRC Video (‘10,000 Hours’)

TRC have premiered their new video for '10,000 Hours' and can be viewed by clicking read more.

Chris Robson (vocals) commented on the video:

"It was great to work with Daniel Broadley again, after the fantastic job he did on ‘We Bring War’. The tune is about the rule of success being 10,000 hours of applied effort, and was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s book, ‘Outliers’. No matter what the distraction, we’ve kept pushing on with TRC. 10,000 hours equates to approx. 10 years, which is quite funny because TRC released our first demo 10 years ago. What’s even funnier, was the fact we recorded the band performance scene in the studio where we recorded that very first demo. Everything came full circle. It’s my favourite track off ‘Nation’."

TRC's new album, 'Nation' is available now on Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

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Your Demise Confirm UK Tour Supports Announced

The likes of Departures, Marmozets, TRC and Landscapes will be supporting Your Demise on select dates on their UK tour next year.

Tues 11 Joiners, Southampton (sold out) (with Breaking Point and Counting Days)
Wed 12 Cathouse, Glasgow (with Departures and Grader)
Thurs 13 NQ Live, Manchester (with Departures and Broken Teeth)
Fri 14 Underworld, London (sold out) (with Marmozets, Heights, Palm Reader, and Crooks)
Fri 14 Underworld, London (sold out) (with Brutality Will Prevail, Landscapes, TRC and Broken Teeth)

Released This Week (23/09/2012)

This week sees releases from the likes of Touche Amore, Glamour of the Kill, Into It. Over It., TRC and more.

Various - Already Heard Recommends: Volume 1
Touche Amore - Is Survived By
All To Ruin - Parables
Glamour of the Kill - Savages
TRC - Nation
Crazy Arm - The Southern Wild
Borderline:FIRE - This Trojan State
Into It. Over It. - Intersections
Canterbury - Satellite EP
Veara - Growing Up Is Killing Me
A Skylit Drive - Rise
Pedestals - Especially Average

TRC Posts ‘Nation’ Track-By-Track Video

With their new album set to be released on September 23rd, TRC have posted a track-by-track video to thei new album, 'Nation'.

The video can be viewed by clicking read more, and the album will be released on 23rd September through Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

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TRC UK Tour Announced

London hardcore band TRC have announced a lengthy UK headline tour beginning in November.

The full set of dates can be viewed by clicking read more.

TRC's new album, ‘Nation’ will be released in the UK and Europe on 23rd September via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

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TRC Reveal ‘We Bring War’ Music Video

London hardcore band TRC have revealed their new video for 'We Bring War', and can be viewed after the jump below.

TRC's new album, ‘Nation’ will be released in the UK and Europe on 23rd September via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

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New TRC Song (‘We Bring War’)

London hardcore band TRC have posted a new song titled 'We Bring War' and can be viewed after the jump below.

‘Nation’ will be released in the UK and Europe on 23rd September via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

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TRC Announce ‘Nation’ Album Release Show

Earlier this week TRC announced their new album, 'Nation' was set to be released on 23rd September via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

The London band have now announced details of an album release show taking place on September 26th at the Barfly in Camden. Support comes from Knuckledust, Astroid Boys and Prowler.

New TRC Album Announced

London hardcore band TRC have confirmed their new album, ‘Nation’ will be released in the UK and Europe on 23rd September via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media.

The North America release will be through No Sleep Records a day later.

A teaser trailer can be viewed after the read more jump.

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Festival Preview: Takedown Festival 2013 - 10 Must-See Bands


On our Southern coast is the town of Southampton, which has boasted quite a reputable music scene for many years now. But, this weekend, some of the UK’s top acts ranging between rock, metal, hardcore and more will take over Southampton Uni and deliver you a fantastic one day event in the form of Takedown Festival.

Will you be there? We will, but just incase you’re still unsure as to who to see some of our writers have collated this lil’ list for you. Read, this, check the bands out and have a blast on Saturday!

And incase you haven’t done so yet, let us know any of your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.

View the full list of stage times here.


Attention Thieves
Despite only being three years old, Reading quartet Attention Thieves have gained an immense amount of exposure. They’ve recently finished tours with Enter Shikari and Canterbury; this lead to them gaining loads of new fans, which is something they deserve. Their music is biting yet catchy, leading to massive sing-alongs. With the release of their latest single ‘Can’t See the Light’, things are looking very rosy for this quartet indeed. (JT)

When & Where: 17:45 on the Southampton Music Mag Stage.

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Bury Tomorrow, Yashin, Devil Sold His Soul and More Announced for Manchester’s SummerJam

imageThe initial line-up for Manchester’s Summerjam has been announced with the headliners being Bury Tomorrow and Yashin.

Bury Tomorrow
Devil Sold his Soul
Feed the Rhino
Pay No Respect
No Consequence
This Is Turin
The Catharsis

SummerJam 2013 takes place over two days (July 20th and 21st) at Sound Control in Manchester.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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