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With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and
she discussed being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
The latest EP from Eindhoven four-piece Call It Off offers five slices of pure, feelgood three-chord pop-punk that pays homage to US acts such as Green Day and Alkaline Trio.
We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Maurice Bolier to find out more.
On April 7th, Bristol trio Red Seas Fire release 'Confrontation', the second part of their
'Mise En Scène’ EP trilogy. It's four-tracks of dominating riffs, melodic layers, and sonic ambience. Find out what it is all about directly from the band.
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.

Boy Jumps Ship Confirm New EP Release

Boy Jumps Ship have confirmed their new EP will be titled 'Lovers and Fighters' and will be released through Rude Records on June 2nd.

1. Make You Proud
2. Still Alive
3. Start A Riot (Sick Of Trying)
4. Call To Arms
5. We’re Not Giving Up

The first single from the EP, 'Still Alive' can be viewed by clicking read more.

Boy Jumps Ship will be supporting Marmozets on their forthcoming UK tour.

27 Norwich Waterfront Studio
28 Sheffield Plug
29 Nottingham Bodega
1 Glasgow Stereo
2 Leicester Scholar
5 Oxford O2 Academy2
6 Bristol Exchange
7 Exeter Cavern
9 Bridgend Hobos

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Masked Intruder Confirm September UK Dates

Masked Intruder have announced a run of UK shows as part of a lengthy European tour.

Support comes from Throwing Stuff and Sam Russo.

23 Southampton Joiners
24 Kingston Fighting Cocks
25 London Old Blue Last
26 Glasgow Audio
27 Manchester Star & Garter
28 Newport Le Pub

Amaryllis Reveal New EP and UK Tour Details

London-based rockers Amaryllis have announced their new EP, ‘The Revolt’ will be released on 12th May.

1. Kings
2. Stand Down
3. Prophecies
4. Goodbye
5. Strangers In August

The EP release will be followed by a UK headline tour in June.

4th London, Surya
5th Cardiff, Fuel
6th Birmingham, Scruffy Murphy’s
7th Leicester, The Shed
8th Norwich, B2 
9th Manchester, Retro Bar
10th Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
11th Newcastle, Think Tank

F.O.E.S. Announce Co-Headline Tour Atlas:Empire

F.O.E.S. have announced a co-headline UK tour with Scottish prog-alt outfit Atlas:Empire.

21 Aberdeen Downstairs
22 Dundee Non Zero’s
23 Glasgow 13th Note
24 Liverpool Maguires
25 London Old Blue Last
26 Exeter Cavern
27 Basingstoke Sanctuary
28 Workington Lounge 41

Now, Voyager Premier ‘The Long Lane’ Video

Belgian metallers Now, Voyager have premiered their new music video for 'The Long Lane'.

The track appears on the bands 'Tell-Tale Hearts' EP, which was released last year.

Now, Voyager will be back in the UK in the coming months for 2 tours.

May (w/ Aurora)
28 Crawley Black Dog
29 Peterborough Met
30 Stoke Underground
31 Middlesborough Crown
1 Portsmouth Edge Of The Wedge

July (w/ Golden Tanks)
7 Glasgow Audio
8 Newcastle Think Tank
9 Basingstoke Sanctuary
10 London Black Heart
11 Tunbridge Wells Forum
12 Northampton Knee Deep All-Dayer
13 Guildford Boileroom

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Echoes Announce UK Tour with Acres

Winchester post-metallers Echoes have announced they will follow up the recent release of their debut album, 'The Pursuit' with a UK tour in May.

Support comes from up and comers Acres, who recently released an EP titled 'Solace' through Small Town Records.

22 Static, Swansea*
23 Hellfire, Redhill
24 Sanctury, Bastingstoke
26 Adam & Eve’s, Birmingham
27 Downstairs, Aberdeen
28 Banshees, Edinburgh

Machine Head Announce Intimate UK Dates

Machine Head have announced an intimate run of UK dates.

Frontman Robb Flynn made the following comment:

"In keeping with the intimate club tour-vibe we are doing in the USA this summer, for our first time ever, we decided to blow off 90% of all Euro summer festivals, and hit the nooks and crannies of the UK and Europe as well. We will be doing no major cities in any territories throughout Europe and the UK for this first leg of 2014. No London, no Berlin, etc, and instead focusing on the die-hard Machine Head fans that who don’t often get the chance to see us because the travel is too far or too costly to get the big cities. I remember when we were out with Metallica doing festivals a few years ago, we played in a small out-of-the-way city in Denmark called Aarhus. We’d never played there let alone, ever even heard of the fucking place. We were all a bit grumbly before the show, and you know what? It ended up being one of the most fun shows we’ve ever done. Doing shows like this, it creates an energy, it creates a bond, something unbreakable, and it is really fucking fun. It’s Machine Head without all the big production, the bells and whistles, stripped down and raw. What will be really cool is that in the UK, we’ve never done a club tour, it happened so fast for us there that other than a handful of epically insane, wildly drunken Ten Ton Hammer club shows, we’ve only played bigger halls, so we are really looking forward to giving our fans something special there. Plus, we’ve been hearing from our Scottish fans for decades that we need to get to Edinburgh!!! So finally, 21 years into our existence, we’re coming and we’re ready to fucking plunder Scotland!!!!"

Tue 29th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thu 31st Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Sat 2nd Newcastle University
Sun 3rd Aug - Norwich Waterfront
Mon 4th Aug - Brighton Concorde

Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 11th April.

We Are The Ocean Announce October UK Tour

We Are The Ocean have announced their first UK tour in 14 months, and will take place in October.

The quartet are also planning a new EP with producer Peter Miles.

Tue 14 Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
Wed 15 Bristol, Fleece
Thu 16 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 18 Birmingham, Academy 2
Sun 19 Manchester, Academy 3
Mon 20 Leeds, Cockpit
Tue 21 Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Thu 23 London, Scala
Fri 24 Reading, The Bowery District

Tickets go on sale this Friday 11th April.

Lydia September UK Dates Announced

Arizona-based band Lydia have announced a short UK tour taking place in September.

24 Manchester Academy 3, Manchester
25 The Temple @ The Institute, Birmingham
26 O2 Academy Islington, London

Random Hand Release Free Single Ahead of UK Tour

This week Random Hand start a UK tour, and to mark the occasion the band have released a free single called 'Day One'.

The track is available to download here and stream by clicking read more.

9th Leeds Library
10th Hull Adelphi
11thNewcastle Think Tank?
12th Manchester Sound Control
13th Derby Hairy Dog
14th York The Duchess
15th Cardiff The Moon
16th Bristol Fleece
17th Plymouth White Rabbit
18th Brighton Haunt
19th Banbury Castle House
20th London Electric Ballroom Plus King Prawn, New Town Kings
26th Lincoln

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OFF! Announce October UK Tour Dates with Cerebral Ballzy

Punk/hardcore luminaries OFF! have announced a UK tour which will take place in October.

The band released their new album, 'Wasted Years' this week through Vice Records.

Cerebral Ballzy will be supporting on all dates.

2nd Bristol The Exchange
3rd London Oslo
4th Sheffield Queens Social Club
5th Glasgow King Tuts
7th Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
8th Brighton The Haunt

EP Stream: Atlases - Upbringing

Next month Already Heard is teaming up with Dead Press! to host the UK headline tour from Berkshire metal quintet Atlases.

To give you a preview of the tour, we’re pleased to be streaming the bands recent 'Upbringing' EP in full. Filled with immaculate riffs and breakdowns, Atlases brand of metalcore is firmly in the mould of Architects and Bring Me The Horizon.

For Fans Of: Parkway Drive, Of Mice & Men, Architects, Bring Me The Horizon

Atlases' Already Heard-sponsored tour kicks off on Friday May 23rd, and they will be joined by emerging metalcore act Prolong The Agony.

Fri 23rd Meze Lounge, Newport
Sat 24th Killie Festival, Kilmarnock
Sun 25th Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
Tue 27th Static, Swansea
Wed 28th The Shed, Leicester
Thu 29th The Sanctuary, Basingstoke
Fri 30th Birdcage, Portsmout
Sat 31st Snooker Club, Newbury

'Upbringing' by Atlases is out now.

Atlases links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

Prolong The Agony: Facebook|Twitter

If you would like Already Heard to promote your tour/show or set up an exclusive strew, send an e-mail to for more information.

Arcane Roots Announce New Single

Arcane Roots have announced plans to release a new single called ‘Over & Over’ on June 9th via Play It Again Sam.

The track will be available on digital formats only and will act as a stop-gap between album campaigns, as the trio are set to record their second LP this summer.

Arcane Roots kick off a Uk tour this week. Support comes from Empress and Boy Jumps Ship.

09 Manchester Roadhouse
10 London Garage
11 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
12 Edinburgh Electric Circus
13 Newcastle Think Tank

Marmozets Confirm April and May UK Dates

Marmozets will follow up their recent run of UK headline shows with more UK dates which will kick off at the end of April.

27 Norwich Waterfront Studio
28 Sheffield Plug
29 Nottingham Bodega
1 Glasgow Stereo
2 Leicester Scholar
5 Oxford O2 Academy2
6 Bristol Exchange
7 Exeter Cavern
9 Bridgend Hobos

Hundredth Announce Summer UK Dates

Hundredth will be playing several UK dates this summer as part of a European tour.

28 TBA, UK – TBA
29 TBA, UK – TBA
30 Glasgow, Cathouse
01 Cardiff, Clwb Lfor Bach
02 London, Underworld