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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.


Album Review: The Static Age/Featuring Yourself - Split EP

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With split EP’s, you’ve always got the possibility that one band will produce an incredible track, whilst the other may create something that’s a little…drab. Or you could just end up with an EP that is a stinking pile of rubbish.

Thankfully, The Static Age and Featuring Yourself have teamed up to create a solid split. The Static Age, a trio hailing from Chicago, kick off proceedings with ‘Mistakes Worth Making’. Melodic riffs are combined with soaring and atmospheric vocals, before they launch into a cover of Featuring Yourself’s ‘Abyss’. Haunting, poignant piano keys open this track, before weathered vocals come into play. Textured and stunningly unique riffs overlap with quietly strong drumming.

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Already Heard Session: The Static Age - Come Swimming

Manchester’s Northern Quarter can be pretty loud. Actually, Manchester can be pretty loud in general. The Static Age joined in before their show at The Bay Horse with Slingshot Dakota with this acoustic version of 'Come Swimming'.

The band have just announced a load of European dates that you can check out after the jump.

The Static Age links: Official Website|Facebook|Twitter

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Weekly US News Round-Up (7/9/2012)

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.

In this weeks round-up, we’ve got new videos from Green Day, Title Fight, The Static Age and The Word Alive, and new material from Billy Talent, Blaqk Audio, and Touché Amoré.

In addition their details on two new signings from No Sleep Records, New Found Glory's 'Sticks And Stones' 10th anniversary tour, The Fest 11 and much more.

The full schedule and list of bands for The Fest 11 has been announced.

Green Day released their new video for ‘Kill The DJ.’ Another new song, ‘Let Yourself Go’ can be heard here.

Broadway Calls have signed with No Sleep Records. The band will release a split EP on October 23rd with Mixtapes. A full length is expected to be released in early 2013.

Title Fight posted the video for 'Secret Society.'

Billy Talent are streaming their new album, ‘Dead Silence.’

Touché Amoré have released a new song titled ’Whale Belly’, which can be streamed hereThe track is taken from the band’s upcoming split release with The Casket Lottery.

The Static Age released their video for Lady Now.’

Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche, The Movielife), Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Casey Deitz (The Velvet Teen) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, The Warriors) have been revealed as the members for Peace’d Out.

Shop Radio Cast will release Angels and Airwaves'Love Part I and Part II' as a 4-LP vinyl set. Product is expected to ship around October 25.

Blaqk Audio's new album, ‘Bright Black Heaven’ is streaming online here.

The music video for 'Entirety' by The Word Alive can be viewed here.

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Live Review: Bangers, Slingshot Dakota, The Static Age, Calvinball & Caves – The Bay Horse, Manchester - 13/08/12

Despite Model Radio pulling out and a late start, tonight’s DIY show is a classic example of how such mishaps are miniscule in comparison to the solid positive performances from tonight’s roster of great punk bands.

Kicking things off on the double are the brilliant Caves from Bristol who deliver a fuzzy buzz of indie punk melodies. The toing and throwing vocal harmonies of bassist Minty and Guitarist Lou provide an enjoyable tight set. They have provided a brilliant head turner of a performance and awakened the anticipation for the night ahead.

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The Static Age & Slingshot Dakota UK Tour

The Static Age and Slingshot Dakota will play four UK dates later this summer as part of their European tour.

August
11 London, The Unit 8 Studios
12 Manchester, The Bay Horse
13 Bristol, The Croft
14 Kingston Upon Thames, The Fighting Cocks w/ Mixtapes

Free Mixtapes London Show Announced with Starters, Home Advantage and Gnarwolves

Mixtapes have announced a free show at London’s Old Blue Last on Monday August 13th.

Support comes from Starters, Gnarwolves and Home Advantage. The show is being hosted by Punktastic.com.

In addition Mixtapes will be playing a show The Fighting Cocks in Kingston on Tuesday August 14th. Support comes from Slingshot Dakota, The Static Age and Starters.

Tickets are available through Banquet Records.