Combined by an admiration for early 2000’s emo bands, Brighton’s As It Is are the latest emerging pop-punk band to be making waves in the UK. Next week sees the release of the bands second EP, 'This Mind Of Mine' which sees them grow as a cohesive unit to produce four songs of honest pop-punk. Having received an overwhelming response from a
Kickstarter campaign and with vocalist Patty Walters’ dedicated YouTube following, As It Is
are a band on the rise. We caught up with Ben to find out more.
After receiving a five star review last month, next Monday sees the UK release of Twin Forks' self-titled debut album. However we're giving away three copies of the album. Find out how you can win one of thee copies here.
With Spring fast approaching and festival season starting soon, March sees a whole load of noteworthy releases. We take a look at five of the must hear releases this month.
Having only just formed last summer, Leeds punks Brawlers have quickly made a name for themselves for their insane live show. Now the quartet have unleashed their utterly brilliant debut EP 'I Am A Worthless Piece of Shit', an infectious collection of fun punk rock numbers. We talked to vocalist Harry George Johns to find out why the longtime friends formed
Brawlers and what 'I Am Worthless...' is all about.
After delivering one of the early contenders for album of the year, we catch up Modern Baseball to discuss ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’, their forthcoming debut UK tour and miming
at the World Series.
In the second part of our "Studio Report" feature with Colt 45, the Cumbria punks finish their debut LP producer Romesh Dodangoda by recording vocals and more guitars. Take a look.
In the first of our new fortnightly feature where we highlight some of the most promising
bands in the pop-punk world, we talk to New York's Firestarter.
In the latest instalment of our "Tour Tales" feature, we join Wakefield quartet Morain on their recent tour supporting Durham four-piece Alexander.
With lead vocalist Matt Pryor having recently completed a solo UK tour, we highlight two albums from The Get Up Kids for the latest edition of "Versus". Already Heard writer Tom
Knott explains why 'Something To Write Home About' is "pure gold". Whilst Senior Editor
Sean Reid shows us why 'Guilt Show' shouldn't be dismissed.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 here. The 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.
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.
The Static Age and Slingshot Dakota will play four UK dates later this summer as part of their European tour.
11 London, The Unit 8 Studios
12 Manchester, The Bay Horse
13 Bristol, The Croft
14 Kingston Upon Thames, The Fighting Cocks w/ Mixtapes
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.