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This week Canterbury emo-rock four piece Moose Blood release their debut full-length.
Entitled 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time', the record contains eleven songs that
wear their hearts on their sleeves and is wrapped in a plethora of catchy hooks. We spoke to two fourths of the band as drummer Glenn Harvey and bassist Kyle Todd discussed the
album, working with Beau Burchell, joining up with No Sleep Records, and more.
The new EP from Manchester's Hora Douse, 'Crash' is streaming right here on Already Heard. Give it a listen and relive those older days when post hardcore could be a little bit twangly.
Last month we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking our must hear releases for September, and October is no different. Find out what the Already Heard team picked out as their five essential releases for October.
On Monday November 3rd, Midland hardcore punk band We Fight Like Kids release their
debut EP, 'Superficial Behaviour'. However we're premiering their new video for 'Falconer' right here on Already Heard.
For Scottish quartet Alburn, their latest EP ('Mouthful of Glass') has been a longtime coming. Having undergone a slight line-up since their formation in 2007, 'Mouthful of Glass'
showcases a significant amount of growth and maturity. We spoke to Pete Duthie to ask him about the bands background, that inevitable Brand New comparison, the Scottish music
scene and more.
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.

Beans On Toast Announces New Album

Beans On Toast has announced he will release his 6th album, 'The Grand Scheme of Things', on December 1st through Xtra Mile.

1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
11. NYE

To coincide with the announcement, a song called 'Lizzy’s Cooking' has been made available online, and can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Frank Turner Details ‘The Third Three Years’ Rarities Album

Frank Turner is set to release a new rarities compilation entitled 'The Third Three Years' through Xtra Mile Records on November 24th.

The album consists of covers, collaborations, live versions, digital only tracks and songs from tribute albums, iTunes sessions and more.

1. Somebody To Love (Queen cover – RSD ‘12 7”)
2. Hits & Mrs (Losing Days EP)
3. Sweet Albion Blues (Polaroid Picture EP)
4. Riot Song (Fuck the Fire EP)
5. Something of Freedom (demo)
6. Fields of June (w/ Emily Barker/Red Clay Halo)
7. Happy New Year (w/ Jon Snodgrass)
8. American Girl (Tom Petty cover – home demo)
9. There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner (Noel Coward cover – Franz Nicolay split EP)
10. Pancho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt cover – Spotify Session EP w/ Jim Eno)
11. Big Foot (The Weakerthans cover – home demo)
12. Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney/Wings cover – iTunes session)
13. The Corner (Cory Branan cover )
14. Keira (Tony Sly cover – ‘The Song of Tony Sly’ tribute album)
15. Plain Sailing Weather (w/Matt Nasir – The Cutting Room sessions)
16. Tell Tale Signs (w/Matt Nasir – iTunes sessions)
17. The Way I Tend To Be (w/Matt Nasir – iTunes sessions)
18. The Ballad of Me and My Friends (live from Twin Cities, Minnesota)
19. Broken Piano (home demo)
20. Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen cover – The Cutting Room sessions)
21. Dan’s Song (full band - live)

A the iTunes session version of 'The Way I Tend To Be' can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Skinny Lister Join Xtra Mile Records

London folk five piece Skinny Lister have joined Xtra Mile Records. They will be showcasing their new album in full next month.

22 Night & Day, Manchester
23 The Attic, Bristol
24 Scholar Bar, Leicester
25 100 Club, London
26 Sticky Mikes, Brighton

Reuben Announce ‘Racecar is Racecar Backwards’ 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Release

Reuben have confirmed they will be releasing a 10th Anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album, 'Racecar is Racecar Backwards' later this year via Xtra Mile Records.

The two disc release will include the original album, unreleased radio sessions, demos, and interviews.

More details are set to be announced soon, but in the meantime watch a video montage featuring a BBC Radio 1 session version of 'No One Wins The War' after the jump.

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Already Heard Session: Rob Lynch - My Friends & I

It’s been a long time since we posted an Already Heard Session but now we’re back in action, and to kick things off we have Rob Lynch as he performed the fantastic 'My Friends & I' for us at the Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds.

Rob will be heading to the States next week as he begins his lengthy stint on the Vans Warped Tour, before returning to the UK and preparing for the release of his debut full-length - 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul'.

Rob Lynch links: Facebook|Twitter|Big Cartel

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Interview: Frank Turner

Last month Already Heard's Dane Wright sat down with the one and only Frank Turner ahead of his rare solo show as part of the Live At Leeds Festival.

Turner discusses the nostalgic feeling behind the show, taking Beans On Toast out on his recent arena UK tour, the personal nature of last year’s 'Tape Deck Heart', protest groups at his shows and more.

Frank Turner links: Website|Facebook|Twitter

Algiers Announce New Single (‘Miles and Miles Of Rosary Beads’)

Sheffield two-piece Algiers have confirmed they will release a new single called 'Miles and Miles Of Rosary Beads' on 9th June.

The duo have also released a video for the track, which is taken from their latest album, 'You’re The Captain’ which is out now on Xtra Mile.

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New Chris T-T and The Hoodrats Music Video (‘Bury Me With A Scarab’)

Having recently completed a UK tour in support of his recent album, 'The Bear', Chris T-T and The Hoodrats has premiered his new video for 'Bury Me With A Scarab'.

The album is out now on Xtra Mile Records and the video can be viewed by clicking read more.

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New Frank Turner EP Announced

Frank Turner will be releasing a new EP entitled 'Polaroid Picture' ahead of his UK tour next month on February 3rd.

1. Polaroid Picture
2. The Modern Leper
3. Plea From A Cat Named Virtute (live)
4. Who’s Got A Match
5. Sweet Albion Blues

Thu 6th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Fri 7th - Nottingham Arena
Sat 8th - Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Sun 9th - Manchester Arena
Tue 11th - Plymouth Pavillions
Wed 12th - London O2
Thu 13th - Portsmouth Guildhall

Support comes from Flogging Molly and Beans On Toast.

Algiers Join Xtra Mile Records; Debut Album Set to Be Released in January

Xtra Mile Records have announced the signing of Sheffield two-piece Algiers.

The band signed the deal minutes before the labels 10th Anniversary gig at The Monarch in Camden back in September, and will release their debut album, ‘You’re The Captain’ on 27th January.

A track from the album called 'Lighthouse' can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Xtra Mile Announce Against Me! ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ UK Release

The new album from Against Me!, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' will be released in the UK through Xtra Mile Records on 20th January.

01. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
02. True Trans Soul Rebel
03. Unconditional Love
04. Drinking With The Jocks
05. Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ
07. Dead Friend
08. Two Coffins
09. Paralytic States
10. Black Me Out

Album Review: Northcote - Northcote

50% of my chromosomes originate from West London, the other half from an obscure village of winemakers in the middle of alpine Switzerland. The point I’m getting to is that my unusual combo of cultural heritage doesn’t encompass country music as that distinctive style that reminds me of home. Instead, I get garage and Alphorn. Yet I can never keep myself from thinking of a warm spot back home whenever I’m confronted with a great country song. There’s an ingrained nostalgia for somewhere precious and safe that I never fail to be overwhelmed by. My description gets a little thin at this point because Northcote is not a country-singer per se, but he successfully channels that same mystical power, that pleasurable coerciveness, to make people yearn for wherever they call home.

Northcote represents the combined effort of one man’s spine-tingling warm tones and his acoustic guitar (as well as a delightful cast of tasteful full-band additions). Together they have given birth to what should be legally enforced as the year’s official friends-and-a-fireplace album. It felt incredibly wrong to listen to this batch of great songs while not sitting on a rocking chair in an isolated, creaky yet secure, cabin amidst a crisscross of pines and snowflakes. The focal point, from the album’s opening to its last notes, is Goud’s great tenor presence. When the quality occasionally drops (for reasons of repetitiveness more than lesser songwriting), his warm and hearty voice is always on top of things, keeping the track afloat.

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Möngöl Hörde Stream ‘How The Communists Ruined Christmas’

A stream of Möngöl Hörde's 'How The Communists Ruined Christmas' has been posted online.

The track is one half of the final release from Xtra Mile Records's Singles Sessions 7” series. The other half is two tracks from Jamie Leman; 'Fizzy Blood' and 'Pretty Please'.

'How The Communists Ruined Christmas' can be streamed by clicking read more.

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Franz Nicolay Confirms UK Dates with The Cut Ups

Franz Nicolay will be returning to the UK next month for a tour alongside The Cut Ups who will also serve as Nicolay’s backing band.

13 The Exchange, Bristol
14 The Cavern, Exeter
15 Tiki Bar and Diner, Plymouth
16 Wharf Chambers, Leeds
17 Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
18 Tiger Lounge, Manchester
19 Kage, Dundee
20 Audio, Glasgow
21 The Central, Gateshead
22 The Prince Albert, Brighton
23 The Black Heart, London
24 Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (Franz only, acoustic, w/ Ben Marwood)

Franz Nicolay releases his new single, 'Hearts of Boston' on 25th November via Xtra Mile Records and its music video can be viewed after the jump below.

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Oxygen Thief Joins Xtra Mile Records

Oxygen Thief have signed to Xtra Mile Records. A mini-album titled ‘Accidents Do Not Happen, They Are Caused’ is released on 9th December and will include reworked, re-imagined and reinvented songs.

November (Solo tour supporting Jonah Matranga)
12th London - Windmill Brixton
13th Newport - Le Pub
14th Stoke-on-Trent: Minster’s
15th Nottingham - Guitar Bar
16th Dunlop - Auld Hoose
17th Aberdeen - Tunnels
18th Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete’s
19th Glasgow - Nice & Sleazys
21st Newcastle - Trillians
22nd York - The Basement
23rd Brighton - The Hope
November (Full band shows)
29th Plymouth - Tiki
30th The Louisiana - Bristol
1st The Loft, Portsmouth
3rd Cookie Jar, Leicester
4th The Vic, Swindon
5th Avondale House, Southampton
8th Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
9th The Garage, London w/Jamie Lenman