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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

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.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
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.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
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.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
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.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
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.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
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.


Jimmy Eat World to Support Kings of Leon at iTunes Festival Show

Jimmy Eat World have been confirmed as support for Kings of Leon's show at the iTunes Festival on 11th September.

The show will be part of a series of shows taking place at The Roundhouse in London throughout September.

September
01 Lady Gaga
02 Sigur Rós, Poliça
03 The Lumineers, Phox
04 Paramore, Fenech-Soler
05 Rizzle Kicks
06 Queens of The Stone Age, Palma Violets
07 Phoenix, Little Green Cars
08 Bastille, The 1975 
09 Arctic Monkeys, Drenge
10 Jake Bugg, Valerie June
11 Kings of Leon, Jimmy Eat World
12 Elton John, Tom Odell
13 Avicii
14 Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monáe
15 Vampire Weekend, The Olms
16 Jack Johnson, Bahamas
17 Ludovico Einaudi
18 Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Family Rain
20 Primal Scream
22 Ellie Goulding, Laura Welsh
23 Jessie J, Lawson
25 Pixies, No Ceremony
26 Tinie Tempah
28 John Legend, Robin Thicke
29 Justin Timberlake
30 Katy Perry, Icona Pop, Iggy Azalea

Paramore, Sigur Ros and More Added to iTunes Festival 2013

imageThe likes of Paramore, Sigur Ros, and Vampire Weekend have been added to the lineup for this years iTunes Festival.

Kings of Leon, Rizzle Kicks, and Ludovico Einaudi are the other new additions.

The festival takes place at The Roundhouse in London throughout September.

September
02 Sigur Rós
03 Paramore
05 Rizzle Kicks
06 Queens of The Stone Age
07 Phoenix
11 Kings of Leon
15 Vampire Weekend
16 Jack Johnson + Bahamas
17 Ludovico Einaudi
18 Thirty Seconds to Mars
20 Primal Scream
23 Jessie J
29 Justin Timberlake

Thirty Seconds To Mars, Queens of The Stone Age and More Announced for iTunes Festival 2013

The initial line-up for London’s iTunes Festival has been announced with Thirty Seconds To Mars and Queens of The Stone Age being amongst the first names announced.

The festival takes place at The Roundhouse in London throughout September.

Other names announced for the festival are Justin Timberlake, Jessie J, Jake Bugg, Phoenix, Jack Johnson, and Primal Scream.

Biffy Clyro Announce London iTunes Festival Show

Biffy Clyro have announced a show at London’s Roundhouse on September 22th as part of the iTunes Festival.

Support comes from Frightened Rabbit.

Tickets are free and can be applied for here.