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On first listen we fell in love Noyo Mathis and knew that 'Endure' needed to be heard. It's post hardcore meets emo meets indie meets math rock. Take a listen to the full EP right here.
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece
haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
“leaders” of the UK pop-punk movement.
With the festival season more or less over for another year, it’s time for a whole load of
exciting releases to see the light of day. September sees a plethora of exciting releases, so much so that the Already Heard team were spoilt for choices when it came to picking this months must hear releases. Nevertheless they've completed the tricky task and picked out their five must-hear releases for the coming month.
With their combination of refreshingly introspective lyrics, crisp riffs and bouncy choruses, Homebound tick all the right boxes when it comes to promising UK pop-punk bands. Their debut EP, 'Coming of Age' sees the young band make a confident first mark on the ladder to greater things. We spoke to the band to discuss the importance of a debut release, and the comeback of pop-punk.
Packing stadium sized rock anthems with an incredibly striking emotional punch, and graced with one of the most staggeringly unique vocal talents to have graced the UK Rock scene in a long time, Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave have become one of the single most talked about new bands to emerge in recent years. With their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ finally released this week, Already Heard caught up with lead guitarist Mark Trotter and Bassist
Andrew Bushen at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
We've got a full review, live photos and interviews from one of the highlights of the summer - Leeds Festival.
Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!

Scar Symmetry, Veil of Maya, Tesseract and More Announced for Tech-Fest 2013

Details of this year’s Tech-Fest in Peterborough have been announced with Scar Symmetry, Veil of Maya, and Tesseract being confirmed as headliners.

The rest of the line-up consists of:

Skyharbor (UK EXCLUSIVE)
Chimp Spanner
Heart of a Coward
Uneven Structure (Exclusive)
The Algorithm
Destiny Potato
Drewsif Stalin (D.S.M.E)
Cold Night For Alligators
Eryn Non Dae
Above The Earth

Tech-Fest takes place from 11th to 15th July at The Plough, Peterborough and is the first open-air progressive and technical metal festival in Europe.

Weekend tickets cost £59.99 (+£20 for camping) and are on sale now here.

The Devil Wears Prada, The Acacia Strain and More Announced for Ghostfest 2013


The first details about Ghostfest 2013 have emerged. Once again the two-day festival will take place at Leeds University on the 29th and 30th June 2013. The two date event will be headlined by The Devil Wears Prada and The Acacia Strain.

Other names announced so far are Veil of Maya, I Wrestled A Bear Once, Bury Your Dead, Harms Way, Vanna, Odessa, Malevolence, Chronographs, Twitching Tongues and Departures.

Weekend tickets are £37.50 with single day tickets costing £25.

Tickets are exclusively available to order from Impericon from Friday February 1st.

Live Review: August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada and Veil Of Maya - Ritz, Manchester - 21/10/2012

Considering tonight is a Sunday night in the middle of Manchester, I’m surprised by how many people have turned out to see two of the US’s biggest metalcore exports. As it’s a Sunday you’d think for the two Christian bands (August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada) it’d be a day of rest but no, instead the two bands incite sheer carnage as bodies flail and headbang along to some skull crushing breakdowns.

First up of the night is Veil of Maya a band coming in at the last minute to take over previous support Whitechapel’s spot. The band does sound quite impressive with plenty of guitar pinches and squeals during the songs mixed with guttural growls from frontman Brandon Butler it’s a steady set from the band. Working their way through their metal songs the crowd respond with pits opening up but the overuse of the guitar breakdown eventually makes me lose interest. (2.5/5)

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Live Photos: Veil Of Maya - Rock City, Nottingham - 18/10/2012

View on Flickr. Photos by Carrie-Anne Pollard..

Veil of Maya Replace Whitechapel on August Burns Red/The Devil Wears Prada UK Tour

Whitechapel have pulled out of their forthcoming UK tour with August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada.

Veil of Maya have been announced as their replacement.

18th Nottingham Rock City

19th Glasgow Garage
20th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
21st Manchester HMV Ritz
22nd Bristol O2 Academy
23rd London Electric Ballroom

Weekly US News Round-Up (21/9/2012)

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

This week’s US News Round-Up includes details of new releases from Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Slingshot Dakota, and Citizen. While there are new music videos from I Call Fives, Homelife, Joyce Manor, State Faults and Single Mothers.

In addition Man Overboard, Never Shout Never, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and The Motel Life have announced new tour dates.

Read on to find out more about all of this and more.

Green Day's new album '¡Uno!' is streaming here.

My Chemical Romance have revealed details of their 'Conventional Weapons' collection.

Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012

Title: Number Two
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012

Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deftones will release 'Koi No Yokan' on November 12th. A free song called 'Leathers' can be downloaded from

1. Poltergeist (Roller Derby)
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Swerve City
5. Entomb (Dazzle)
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You? (Flashback)

New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has joined with Bridge Nine Records to form a new imprint label called Violently Happy Records. The labels first release will be 'The Best Ways to Disappear' EP by Candy Hearts.

I Call Fives released the video for 'Late Nights.'

Bad Books posted a new song called 'It Never Stops.' Bad Books will release 'II' on October 9th through ia Triple Crown Records and Favorite Gentleman.

Pentimento have joined Paper + Plastick Records and will release a Self-Titled album on November 13th. Black Numbers will be handling the CD and cassette release of the album. The video for ‘Circles’ can be viewed here.

IWrestledABearOnce will be releasing a horror film called 'A Beary Scary Movie' on November 6th. The official trailer can be viewed here.

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