It’s no doubt it has been an incredible summer of music, and it’s not over yet as the legendary Reading and Leeds Festival takes place this weekend. With dozens of acts playing across 8 stages over 3 days, there is lot to choose from. As always the Already Heard team has got together to pick out what we think are the 20 must-see acts at Reading and Leeds 2014.
Bloody Knees are the latest band to emerge from the UK lo-fi punk scene. On August 25th the quartet release their new EP, 'Stitches' which promises to be a catchy and raw in equal measures. We spoke to vocalist Bradley Griffiths to discuss the new EP, joining Dog Knights Productions, being part of the UK emo and lo-fi resurgence and more.
If metalcore is your thing then say hello to From Her Eyes. The Welsh quartet are exclusively streaming their debut EP 'Demons' right here on Already Heard.
Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. have announced they are to tour the UK this November with Hang the Bastard.
The tour is in support of their new album 'Back to the Front', the first album under the band’s new name since original member/guitarist Alex Hellid left last year. It came out earlier this month on Century Media Records.
The tour will cover the following dates:
11th Roadhouse, Manchester
12th Audio, Glasgow
13th Voodoo Lounge, Dublin (IRL)
14th The Underworld, London
Hang the Bastard and Astroid Boys have both been announced to support King 810 this September on their UK tour.
You can catch all three bands at the following dates:
23rd Thekla, Bristol
24th Classic Grand, Glasgow
25th O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
26th O2 Academy Islington, London
27th Academy 3, Manchester
You Me At Six will follow up their appearance at this weekends Reading and Leeds Festival with a co-headline UK arena tour with All Time Low.
Monday 9th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 10th Birmingham LG Arena
Thursday 12th Glasgow Hydro
Friday 13th Manchester Phones 4u Arena
Saturday 14th London O2 Arena
Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil have announced a co-headline UK tour as part of their five-month, multi-leg, co-headline world tour.
Sun 29th, LCR UEA, Norwich
Mon 30th Guildhall, Portsmouth
Tues 31st Mar O2 Academy, Bristol
Thurs 2nd Academy 1, Manchester
Fri 3rd o2 Academy, Leeds
Sat 4th o2 Academy, Glasgow
Mon 6th O2 Academy, Newcastle
Tues 7th Rock City, Nottingham
Weds 8th o2 Academy 1, Birmingham
Fri 10th Forum, London Sat 11th Forum, London
VIP / Meet & Greet tickets go on sale on Tuesday 26th August. General tickets go on sale on Friday 29th August.
Melodic punks Darko are set to release a new EP, 'Sea of Trees' on 8th September through Lockjaw Records, and the Surrey five piece have posted a new track called 'Atlas To Atlantis'.
The track can be streamed after the jump, and the EP will be released on CD and a limited run of 300 colur vinyls (100 red, 100 blue, 100 black).
1. Prologue (A Voice Unheard)
2. Canthus Viewpoints
3. Atlas To Atlantis
4. Hanging Off A Memory
5. Timepieces and Lock Shaped Hearts
7. Never Coming Home (US BONUS TRACK)
Sun 21 Guild Hall, Gloucester (w/ A Wilhelm Scream)
Tue 23 Sin City, Swansea (w/ A Wilhelm Scream)
Thu 11Camden Barfly, London (w/Giants and Hindsights)
Tue 30 Owl Sanctuary, Norwich (w/Astpai)
Martyr Defiled have posted a cover of Lamb Of God's seminal track ‘Redneck’ and can be streamed below.
The Lincoln based band will be on tour next month. Support comes from Set To Break.
19th Swansea – Static Bar
20th Farnham – Liberal Club
21st Peterborough – South Grove Centre
22nd Bridgwater – Bridgwater Rugby Club
23rd Plymouth – Tiki Bar
24th Northampton – The Racehorse
25th Sheffield – Southsea Live
26th Preston – The Adelphi
27th Selby - The Riverside
28th Mansfield – The Intake
Math rock/post hardcore trio Noyo Mathis have announced a UK tour this September.
The tour is in support of their upcoming EP 'Endure'. The record is due for release on 10” vinyl on the 16th October via Animal Defence, Showtown Mafia and Field Records. A stream and pre-orders will be announced early next month.
You catch the band at the following dates:
18th JT Soar, Nottingham
20th The Parish, Huddersfield
22nd The Boileroom, Guildford
23rd The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
24th The Hatchet, Bristol
25th Gwdihw, Cardiff
26th TBC, Brighton
27th The Alma Arms, Portsmouth
28th The Old Blues Last, London
In the meantime you can listen to 'Torn in Two', a song taken from the EP by clicking read more.
Bristol indie punks Caves have announced the release of their third album 'Leaving', coming out this October on Specialist Subject and Yo-Yo Records.
The band will also be touring with Andrew Jackson Jihad on their upcoming UK/Europe tour this October. The UK dates are as follows:
2nd The Deaf Institute, Manchester
3rd Audio, Glasgow
4th WTFest 6, Southampton
5th The Cavern, Exeter
6th The Exchange, Bristol
Brawlers and Woahnows have announced they are to play a few free UK shows together this October.
Brawlers will also release their new EP 'Two Minutes' for free download on the 22nd September. Meanwhile, Woahnows are currently working on their debut album, due for release soon on Big Scary Monsters.
The tour will cover the following dates:
15th The Old Blue Last, London
16th Rock City, Nottingham
17th Mother’s Ruin, Bristol
18th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Neck Deep have announced an early 2015 UK tour with support coming from Knuckle Puck, Seaway and Trophy Eyes.
26: Cardiff Solus
27: Birmingham O2 Academy 2
28: Newcastle O2 Academy 2
30: Glasgow Garage
31: Leeds Cockpit
01: Manchester O2 Academy 2
03: Bristol O2 Academy
04: Norwich Waterfront
05: Brighton Concorde 2
06: London Electric Ballroom
Pre-sale tickets and bundles go on sale this Friday, with tickets on general sale from Wednesday (27th).
Rob Lynch has been announced as support for This Wild Life's Autumn UK tour.
A clutch of Lynch’s previously announced headline dates will be rescheduled but some of these, including the free entry album release show at the Monarch in London on 22nd September, will be going ahead as planned.
25th Talking Heads, Southampton
26th Tiki Bar & Diner, Plymouth
27th The Exchange, Bristol
28th The Cricketers, Kingston
29th Asylum, Birmingham
30th Academy 2, Sheffield
1st Sound Control, Manchester
2nd Think Tank, Newcastle
3rd Cockpit, Leeds
4th Scholar, Leicester
5th Sugarmill, Stoke
6th Underworld, London
‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ by Rob Lynch will be released on 22nd September through Xtra Mile Recordings.
The Blackout have announced a November UK tour that will include support from Chiodos and When We Were Wolves.
Sun 2nd Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 3rd Cockpit, Leeds
Tues 4th Sound Control, Manchester
Weds 5th King Tuts, Glasgow
Thurs 6th Corporation, Sheffield
Sat 8th Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sun 9th Fleece, Bristol
Mon 10th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Tues 11th Solus, Cardiff
Weds 12th 1865, Southampton
Thurs 13rd Nov Scala, London
The Blackout will self-release a new EP entitled 'Wolves' on October 27th.
Somerset indie prog rockers The Pineapple Thief have announced a run of UK shows to support their new album.
The quartet will play 4 shows in December, and follows the release of 'Magnolia' on September 15th through Kscope.
3rd Islington Academy, London
4th The Fleece, Bristol
5th Ruby Lounge, Manchester
6th The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Anti-folk band Crywank have announced their first UK tour as a full band this November.
Originally, Crywank was the solo project of James Clayton since 2009 until now. Joining guitarist/vocalist Clayton are Dan Watson on drums and Tom Connolly on bass.
The band will be supported by Gerrard Bell-Fife on the tour.
You can catch them on the following dates:
12th Travelling Man, Newcastle
13th Temple of Boom, Leeds
14th TBC, Bristol
15th TBC, Brighton
16th The Montague Arms, London
17th TBC, Leicester
19th Wahlbar, Manchester
21st Polish Club, Barnsley
22nd 1 in 12, Bradford
23rd TBC, Nottingham
Following their appearance at this past weekends Bloodstock festival, Machine Head have announced a UK headline tour, which will include support from Devil You Know and Darkest Hour.
Sat 6th London Roundhouse
Sun 7th London Roundhouse
Tue 9th Portsmouth Guildhall
Wed 10th Bristol O2 Academy
Thu 11th Plymouth Pavilions
Sat 13th Glasgow O2 Academy 2
Sun 14th Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 16th Manchester Apollo
Wed 17th Nottingham Rock City
Thu 18th Birmingham O2 Academy
Fri 19th Dublin Academy