Influences: Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam

With over a 100 songs to their name, you’d think it’d be difficult to know where to start with Birmingham’s Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam. However, they would probably suggest you start off with ‘Blackout Cowboy’. Released today, it sees the quintet display their admiration for US college radio albeit with aRead the full piece here:

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Arcaeon

Mixing the progressive technicality of Intervals and Polyphia with the metallic bite of Northlane, Arcaeon’s debut EP, ‘Balance’, is a hybrid of punchy prog metalcore. Over the course of its five songs, the Reading-based newcomers showcase a mix of complex riffs, atmospheric synths, admirable harmonies and intense screams. Songs suchRead the full piece here:

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Influences: Paceshifters

This past Friday, Dutch trio Paceshifters delivered their fourth album – ‘Waiting To Derail’. A cocktail of straight-up anthemic rock with hints of heavy grunge and snarling punk, the three-piece deliver an adrenaline-fuelled set of songs. For example, ‘Strangers’ is a gritty, razor-sharp rollercoaster while ‘Unfolded Pieces’ and ‘My Gateway’Read the full piece here:

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Influences: High Wire

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, High Wire are aiming to step things up with their new EP, ‘Different Places’. The six-track offering showcases the quartet’s mid-tempo pop-punk in a fine light. Songs such as ‘Nothing Left to Lose’, ‘Something In The Way’ and the title track are carried with a radiantRead the full piece here:

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Influences: Ice Nine Kills

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival in May. On their latest album, ‘Every Trick in the Book’, Boston, Massachusetts’ Ice Nine Kills showcase their brand of elaborate metalcore and post-hardcore through soaring theatrical melodies, complex orchestralRead the full piece here:

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Influences: Skies Collide

Last Friday, Australian dark pop/alt-rock band, Skies Collide released their new single – ‘Run Wild’. The dynamic number delicately combines Brittany Wilson’s ballad-like vocals with muscular rock instrumentation. Having shared the stage with names such as Mayday Parade, Emarosa, Lydia, and Hands Like Houses, ‘Run Wild’ marks the start ofRead the full piece here:

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Influences: Slyde

Later this week, Canadian melodic technical proggers Slyde return after a two-year hiatus with a new EP titled ‘Back Again’. With their homeland having a long history of producing technically proficient bands, Slyde are no different. The combination of Nathan Da Silva’s elegant vocals and Sarah Westbrooks powering keyboard skillsRead the full piece here:

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