Having finally released début album ‘Blood And Chemistry,’ we met up with vocalist/guitarist Andrew Groves to discuss the new album, being compared to Biffy Clyro and more.
Currently on tour with The Summer Set and a new EP set to be released soon, we caught
up with New Forest's Natives to talk about the new EP and album, the UK rock scene, the transition from being Not Advised to becoming Natives and much more.
This week Lansdale, Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years released their fourth album - ‘The Greatest Generation,’ a record that sees the pop punk quintet reach their creative peak in a number of ways. With a wealth of material in their discography, Already Heard's Sean Reid and Tom Knott took on the tricky task of picking out the five best songs from The Wonder Years. Find out what we picked and let us know if you agree or disagree?
Following the release of their superb 'Signals' album, Mallory Knox have certainly become ones to watch in recent months. We caught up with the band to discuss joining Search & Destroy Records, how vital the festival season and touring are, what it feels like to be a part
of the expanding British rock scene and much more.
Over The Ocean have crafted a compelling, brooding record with their latest effort ‘Be Given To The Soil.’ With intense specific precision and delicate accuracy that echoes the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros. Jesse Hill from the band to discusses how the
album came together, the importance of precision, being compared to post-rock pioneers and more.
After a top ten UK album and an outstanding UK tour with festival dates on both sides of the Atlantic to follow, Bring Me The Horizon are having a fantastic 2013 and are now featured in the latest edition of "Versus." It's ‘There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret’ vs the bands latest release, 'Sempiternal.'
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.