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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 More →

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Influences: DeWolff

Having released their latest collection of vintage psychedelic and blues rock in the form of ‘Thrust’, we spoke to Dutch trio DeWolff about seven albums that have shaped their sound for over ten years.Read More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Carry The Crown

Lincoln alt-rockers Carry the Crown released their second EP, ‘Not Alone’ last week. It sees them build on the emotive foundations laid down on their debut outing, ‘Desire’. Tracks like ‘Fire’ and ‘Hometown’ take cues from bands such as Mallory Knox, with powerful vocals and aggressive riffs, while the semi-acousticRead More →

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Influences: The Final Clause Of Tacitus

This past week, The Final Clause Of Tacitus returned with a new EP called ‘Not Like The Rest’. Based out of Reading, the EP sees the funk metallers serve six groove-filled tracks that are reminiscent of Rage Against The Machine and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Songs such as ‘TablesRead More →

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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 More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Lightscape

Tomorrow, Norwich five-piece Lightscape look to make an impression with their new EP – ‘Circles’. Its six songs of slick, anthemic rock that takes its cue from Thirty Seconds To Mars and a wealth of “BritRock” bands to do the rounds in recent years. Songs such as ‘By Design’, MoreRead More →

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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 More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Young States

At the top of the year, we tipped rising Norwich quartet Young States for big things in 2017. While it might be later than expected, they’re finally releasing their second EP, ‘Past Truths | Present Lies’, this Friday. It offers five slices of impassioned, melodic and thoroughly honest rock. AsRead More →

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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 More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Stand Atlantic

Emerging from the increasingly musical hotbed that is Australia comes Stand Atlantic. The Sydney trio look set to join a whole host of compatriots by breaking out from the Aussie scene. Their new EP, ‘Sidewinder’, is an energetic, infectious offering that thrives on huge hooks and lyrical depth. Ultimately, songsRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Shaded

On their debut EP, ‘The Better Man in Me’, Shaded showcase a brash, slick set of upbeat pop-punk that is reminiscent of those who bridge the gap between the mainstream and the underground. Nevertheless, it’s a versatile introduction from the Surrey-based quartet. Songs such as ‘Better With You’ and ‘TooRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Ocean Grove

On their debut album, ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’, Melbourne collective Ocean Grove genre-hop effortlessly through a whole host of infectious songs. ‘Thunderdome’, ‘The Wrong Way’, ‘Intimate Alien’ and ‘When You’re This High You Can Say What You Like’ are amongst the highlights that sees the quintet welcome you to their ‘OddRead More →

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Youth Killed It

On their debut album, ‘Modern Bollotics’, Norfolk’s Youth Killed It bring a lighthearted brand of pop-punk-infused indie rock that sees the quintet wear their influences firmly on their sleeves. Throughout Jack Murphy sings and (somewhat) raps about everyday struggles; getting time off work to tour, reminiscing about the carefree daysRead More →

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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 More →

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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 More →

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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 More →

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Influences: Dead Frequency

With their mix of glam and punk rock, Northamptonshire’s Dead Frequency know how to produce a mix of upbeat, fun songs that are sharp and definitely catchy. Their latest EP, ‘Tough Tracks and Setbacks’, does just that as songs such as ‘Time for Saying Sorry’ and ‘Nobody’s Listening’ are carriedRead More →

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