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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.


Lit Announce November 2014 UK Return

California’s Lit have announced a second round of UK shows in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of their album 'A Place In The Sun'.

The London date will be extra-special, taking place at Brooklyn Bowl in the o2 Arena. A limited number of “Bowl With Band” ticket packages will be available, giving fans the chance to go bowling with the band before the show.

November
13 Cardiff Solus 2
14 Norwich Waterfront
15 Sheffield Corporation
16 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17 Liverpool o2 Academy 2
19 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
20 Brighton The Haunt
21 Southampton 1865
22 London Brooklyn Bowl
23 Milton Keynes Crauford Arms

Tickets go on sale at 9am at www.livenation.co.uk on Monday, August 4th.

Keeper Announce Debut EP and Release Music Video

Leeds post hardcore quartet Keeper have announced the release of their debut EP 'Healthy and Delusional'.

Produced by Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest, Hindsights), the EP will be released on 7” vinyl, which you can pre-order from Pinky Swear Records on the 18th August. The band have also released the music video for 'Chase Mason' taken from the EP.

Keeper will also begin a short run of UK shows next week with Classically Handsome Brutes. Here are the following dates:

August
8th The Alma, Bolton
9th Basement Live, Oldham
10th Southsea Live, Sheffield
11th Woolpack, York
12th Fuel, Cardiff

You can view the video for 'Chase Mason' by clicking read more.

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Bangers to Record New Album in 48 Hours Next Weekend

Cornish punks Bangers have announced that they shall write and record their third album next weekend in 48 hours.

From 6pm on Friday 8th till 6pm on Sunday 10th August, the band aim to make a brand new record. Within this time frame, they will also release pre-orders for the album on tape and digital download on Specialist Subject Records, which will cost a £3 minimum donation.

Bangers are also playing the following dates this September and October with Pale Angels and Doe.

September
30th The Cavern, Exeter
October
1st Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
2nd The Lughole, Sheffield
3rd Sin City, Swansea
4th The Joiners, Southampton (Early - WTFest)
4th The Montague, London (Late)

Crows-An-Wra Announce UK Shows with Boxkite

Cornwall prog screamo band Crows-An-Wra have announced a short run of UK shows this September with Boxkite as support.

The tour is in support of their recently released debut album 'Kalopsia' on Barely Regal Records. The 12” vinyl release can be pre-ordered here and is due to ship out on the 30th August. 

September
6th Mothers Ruin, Bristol
7th Rooz Studios, London
8th TBC, Norwich
9th TBC, Birmingham
10th Tiki Bar, Plymouth

Finch set to Release 3rd Album through Spinefarm Records in the UK

The much anticpated third album from Finch, 'Back to Oblivion' will receive its UK release through Spinefarm Records on 29th September.

The release will follow the bands brief UK appearance later this month as they headline Hevy Fest, as well as playing a one-off London show and an in-store appearance at Banquet Records.

August
Wed 13th The Underworld, London (Tickets)
Thu 14th Banquet Records In-Store, Kingston (Tickets)
Fri 15th Hevy Fest

Electric Wizard Announce One-Off UK Show in Manchester

Electric Wizard have announced a UK headline show for October 23rd at The Ritz in Manchester. Tickets can be purchased here.

The show will be in support of the bands new album, 'Time To Die' which is released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records.

Talons Stream New Album

imageTalons are streaming their sophomore album 'New Topographics' over at Clash Music.

The new album is set to be released on CD, vinyl and digital download via Big Scary Monsters next week on the 4th August.

The band will also be playing the following shows this September:

September
12th Birthdays, London
13th The Flapper, Birmingham
17th Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
18th Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
19th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
20th Southsea Festival, Portsmouth

You can listen to the album by clicking read more.

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Bent Life Announce UK Shows with War Charge

U.S. hardcore crew Bent Life have announced a short run of UK shows as part of their UK/European tour this August.

Edinburgh band War Charge will be supporting the band on these dates.

August
9th Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
10th Fuel Rock Bar, Cardiff
11th Purple Turtle, London
12th The Packhorse, Leeds
13th The Adelphi, Preston


The Lawrence Arms Announce UK Dates

Chicago punks The Lawrence Arms have announced a short run of UK dates in October.

You can catch the band at the following shows:

October
7th O2 Academy 2, Sheffield
8th O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
9th O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
10th O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
13th O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
14th The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
15th Islington Academy, London

Jaws Announce UK Tour feat. Fickle Friends, Milk Teeth and Brawlers

Birmingham indie rockers Jaws recently announced a UK tour in support of their upcoming debut album, 'Be Slowly', in September.

Joining them for the full run are Fickle Friends, whilst Milk Teeth and Brawlers will be supporting them on selected dates.

The full dates are as follows:

September
15th The Haunt, Brighton*
16th The Exchange, Bristol*
17th Bodega, Nottingham*
18th New Slang, Kingston*
19th The Garage, London*
20th The Oobleck, Birmingham*
22nd The Deaf Institute, Manchester+
23rd Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds+
24th Think Tank, Newcastle+
25th King Tuts, Glasgow+
26th East Village Arts Centre, Liverpool+

* w/ Milk Teeth
+ w/ Brawlers

The band’s debut album 'Be Slowly' is available on the 15th September on Rattlepop. You can also listen to the title track by clicking read more.

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Beartooth Announce Dead Harts and Climates as Supports for UK Tour

imageBeartooth have announced Climates and Dead Hearts as the supports for their upcoming UK tour this September.

All three bands will be playing the following UK dates:

September
16th The Borderline, London
17th O2 Academy 3, Birmingham
18th Cathouse, Glasgow
19th Roadhouse, Manchester
20th Cockpit 2, Leeds

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The Damned and The BossHoss to Support Motörhead on november UK Dates

The Damned and The BossHoss have been announced as support for Motörhead's short UK run in November.

November
Tue 04 02 Apollo, Manchester
Thu 06 NIA, Birmingham
Sat 08 SSE Arena, London

Acoda Announce September UK Dates with Death and the Penguin and Weathered Hands

Following on from their superb set at UK Tech Fest earlier this month, Acoda have announced they will be touring the UK in September.

Support comes from Death and the Penguin and Weathered Hands.

September
5th Corby - Rocked Up @ Cafe Con
6th Wakefield - Wakefield 23
7th Dundee - Buskers Bar
8th Aberdeen - Downstairs
9th Edinburgh - The Electric Circus
10th London - The Islington
11th Tunbridge Wells - Forum
12th Sheffield - Corporation
13th Bridgend Wales - Hobos
14th Portsmouth - Drift Bar Southsea
15th Southampton - Joiners

Natives and Scholars to Support Blitz Kids on Autumn UK Tour

The support for Blitz Kids forthcoming Autumn UK headline tour has been announced, and comes from Natives and Scholars.

September
30 Plymouth White Rabbit
October
01 Southampton Talking Heads
02 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
03 Nottingham Basement
04 Manchester Sound Control
05 Glasgow Cathouse
06 Liverpool East Village Arts Club
07 Leeds Cockpit
09 London Garage
10 Birmingham Asylum

Maybeshewill Announce December 2014 UK Shows

Maybeshewill will finish 2014 with a run of UK headline dates.

The tour will follow the bands one-off London show in October, and the release of their new album, 'Fair Youth' (Superball Music) on 25th August.

August
15th Hevy Fest, Port Lympne
16th Pukklepop, Hasselt, Belgium
30th ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
October
17th The Garage, London
December
4th The Deaf Institute, Manchester
5th Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
6th Stereo, Glasgow
7th The Flapper, Birmingham
10th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
12th Green Door Store, Brighton
13th Joiners, Southampton