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Fives: 5 Issues You Need To Know About by Hometruths

With their debut EP, ‘Open Your Eyes’, Mancunian technical hardcore quintet Hometruths take on a number of social and political issues head on. Through songs such as ‘WMD’ and ‘Genocide’, they look to use their platform as a mean of communication, raising awareness and ultimately using their voice to encourageRead More →

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Fives: Top 5 Band Names by Awooga

Sheffield’s Awooga recently unleashed their latest EP in the form ‘Alpha’. Taking in elements of psychedelic grunge, sludge, doom, prog and alt-rock, the Steel City trio have created a crisp set of songs that are thoroughly engaging. For this edition of “Fives”, we asked the bizarrely named group to pickRead More →

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Fives: Shadow Hunters’ 5 Favourite Sci-Fi Films

Since forming in 2013, Norweigan debut Shadow Hunters have been crafted their brand of “dream rock”. This past week they released their debut full-length – ‘AVATAR’. Over the course of ten songs, Will S (vocals/guitar) and Ingar LH (drums) produce a cinematic-sized collection of bold, atmospheric rock. Songs such asRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Songs That Influenced Area 11

With their second album, ‘Modern Synthesis’, Area 11 embrace hard rock and pop-rock traits and fuse them with electro elements. The album itself marks a new chapter for the quartet. Having gathered a large social media following whilst unsigned, they’ve joined Cooking Vinyl for the release of ‘Modern Synthesis’. AsRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Songs That Influenced Not Today

With their latest EP, ‘Headway’, Manchester pop punks Not Today put a positive spin on young adulthood as they make the most of their situation. Songs such as ‘This Song Sounded Better In My Head’ and ‘Worth My Time’ sees the quintet firmly rooted in a favourable pop punk mould;Read More →

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Fives: 5 Ways to Deal with Addiction by Alex Green

Throughout his time in former bands Attention Thieves and The Arusha Accord, singer-songwriter Alex Green went through battles with addiction leading to a heart attack at just the age of 27. Green’s issues were highlighted in Attention Thieves’ departing ‘Year Of The Jackal’ LP last year. Now he is back,Read More →

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Fives: 5 Reasons Why I Like Touring by Arms & Hearts

On his imminently released ‘Set In Stone’ EP, Steve Millar aka Arms and Hearts delivers an earnest selection of acoustic folk-punk full of raw lyrical themes; lost and heartache. Since starting the project in 2012, Millar has travelled up and down the country playing shows wherever possible. Throughout that timeRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Tour Essentials with Eskimo Callboy

Eskimo Callboy are currently on a UK headline tour with The One Hundred and Cabin Boy Jumped Ship. With their electro-infused mix of explosive riffs, melodic hooks and heavy breakdowns, it is no surprise Eskimo Callboy have been slaying on the tour so far. However or any band life outRead More →

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Fives: Top 5 Places to Play by River Jumpers

Since their formation in 2012, Brighton-based melodic punks River Jumpers have hit the ground running on the road playing packed shows across both UK and Europe. Throughout that time they’ve played with a plethora of notable names and received support from influential figures such as Frank Turner. Earlier this yearRead More →

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Fives: Top 5 Cities to Play In by Imperial Leisure

Since forming in 2000, London alt ska band Imperial Leisure have done their fair share of touring and then some. They’ve played shows and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. This summer they’ve appeared at the Secret Garden Party and Rebellion Festival, as well as dates with King Prawn. HavingRead More →

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FIVES: Must Hear August 2015 Releases

With the festival season reaching its climax with Hevy, Arctangent and the beast that is Reading and Leeds taking place in the coming weeks, we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking five releases to recommend for your listening pleasure this month. The likes of Frank Turner, NeckRead More →

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INFLUENCES: 5 Albums That Influenced The Bastard Sons

When you think of rock’n’roll, you think of dirty riffs, adrenaline-fuelled drums and raw vocals. York five-piece The Bastard Sons tick all those boxes on their debut album – ‘Smoke’. It’s packed with rousing, riff-filled numbers that are executed with passion from start to finish. Their sound truly packs aRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Albums That Influenced The Gospel Youth

This week Brighton up-and-comers (and Already Heard favourites) The Gospel Youth release their superb second EP – ‘Empires’. It’s five slices of brilliantly well-structured summery pop-rock that needs to be heard. So having delivered an EP that has won many over, we decided to find out what bands influenced TheRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Bands That Influenced HeyRocco

With its mix of grungy guitars and slacker pop hooks, ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’, the debut album from Charleston, South Carolina trio HeyRocco, has the makings of being at the centerpiece of the current wave of 90s alt-rock revivalists. With comparisons to Weezer, Mudhoney, Pavement and Smashing Pumpkins, tracks like ‘LoserRead More →

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FIVES: Must Hear July 2015 Releases

So we’re in the midst of a heatwave and July 2015 could prove to be a landmark month for the music industry. First there is the launch of Apple Music then on Friday July 10th, a global release date comes into place. The change will see albums simultaneously being releasedRead More →

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FIVES: Must Hear June 2015 Releases

With spring turning into summer, June sees a range of noticeable releases being unleashed with albums with Four Year Strong, Refused, and Man Overboard being just some of those names. However here at Already Heard, we’ve picked out five other releases that we think you should be listening to inRead More →

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FIVES: 5 Bands That Influenced Of Allies

With the release of their second EP, ‘Fragments’, Yorkshire rockers Of Allies showcase their more darker side yet build on their skill of producing anthemic songs along the way. The end result is a band with plenty of promise and potential. From listening to ‘Fragments’, it’s clear the quartet haveRead More →

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