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Interview: Our Hollow, Our Home

Anyone with a passing interest in UK metalcore will tell you it is a scene dominated by stereotypical and formulaic bands. While the likes of Architects and Bury Tomorrow have succeeded, breaking out of underground and playing clubs, there are those who lack an identity. Nevertheless, there are a handfulRead More →

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Interview: Taking Names

“You don’t hear about Norwegian pop-punk bands because there basically are none. This pop-punk ‘scene’ you speak of does not exist!” states Snorre Mukisa Kilvær, vocalist for Taking Names, and he makes a good point. Although Norway has several notable musical exports; Kvelertak, A-Ha and Röyksopp, as well as beingRead More →

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Interview: Brutus

“We definitely came out of this as better friends” Despite what you might think, being in a band can be tough. Living in a small space for long periods of time can be testing, ultimately leading to conflict. Nevertheless, conflict can sometimes have a positive effect. For the members ofRead More →

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Interview: Beachheads

Earlier this month Norwegian quartet Beachheads released their debut eponymous full-length. With a sound rooted in (mostly) 3 minute guitar-driven power-pop songs, ‘Beachheads’ is a heartfelt and fun collection. For two of its members, guitarist Vidar Landa and bassist Marvin Nygaard, it has allowed them to step out of theRead More →

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Interview: Energy

“I feel as if everything preceding ‘Apparition Sound’ was just a series of stepping stones for us to get to where we’re at right now.” For some bands, you only get one chance to succeed in this industry. Sometimes you have to step back and take of stock of what’sRead More →

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Interview: Riviẽre

Too often with debut records, bands in their infancy are driven by an enthusiasm to have their music experienced by the world at large, so immediacy dominates the songwriting process. This can be a blessing for those who like their music spiked with adrenaline, but can also result in albumsRead More →

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Interview: Galactic Empire

When you must answer to the most evil, hateful, vindictive person in the entire galaxy, your music better be on point. This is the task put in front of the king of the Dark Side, Lord Vader, when the Emperor commissioned him to put together a band to turn JohnRead More →

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Interview: Press To MECO

After being highlighted as one of our most anticipated albums of 2017, we spoke to Press To MECO about their 2016 and working with Machine on their second record. It’s commonplace that bands need to be hardworking and committed to their cause. However, in a scene where there is aRead More →

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Interview: Killswitch Engage

The last half decade of Killswitch Engage’s career is a story that has been told countless times in the music press. Beginning with the departure of the band’s former vocalist Howard Jones – a figure beloved and respected by hardcore and casual fans alike for his incredible vocal prowess thatRead More →

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Interview: Farro

“Paramore was great, it was awesome for that season of my life, but I just wanted to start something new. Something fresh,” reflects Josh Farro as he opens up to Already Heard backstage in Leeds at the second night of Farro’s first ever UK tour. “I don’t want to makeRead More →

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Interview: Bad Sign

“We really need to keep that sense of community in the alternative music scene.” Since their formation in 2013, Bad Sign haven’t really had a chance to catch their breath, but for bassist and vocalist Joe Appleford that is exactly how they like things. Having just come off the backRead More →

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Interview: This Be the Verse

Cyrus King is not a man who enjoys having time on his hands. As the brains behind one of the most intense new projects in UK rock This Be the Verse, one couldn’t blame him for looking for some downtime after the lengthy process of creating TBTV’s dramatic and ever-challengingRead More →

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Interview & Video Premiere: Sibling

Berkshire indie/post-rock/pop noiseniks Sibling are all set to drop their excellent debut EP ‘Miserable Love’ at the end of the month. With a blend of emotionally-driven lyrics and impassioned hooks, it’s a short but certainly effective debut. As they prepare for the release of ‘Miserable Love’, Already Heard has theRead More →

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Interview: Shvpes

“We were always going to turn some heads in a good way and turn some heads away, but that’s good because we’re following our sound” Since transitioning from Cytota to Shvpes in early 2015, the Birmingham group have gradually been building a following through various support slots and festival spots.Read More →

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Interview: Hands Like Houses

“We’ve always tried to keep a mentality of keeping things fresh every album, so we’re always trying to take a step forward.” While many of their post-hardcore contemporaries have declined in profile and quality, Canberra’s Hands Like Houses have persevered, toured relentlessly and continuously expanded their sound and have begunRead More →

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Interview: Vola

Heavy music’s cutting edge may be moving away from the technical and progressive stylings that have characterised it for the better part of a decade now, but this doesn’t mean that it has nothing left to give. Sounding like a record that would have sat near the top of theRead More →

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Interview: Beware Of Darkness

“We wanted to make the best rock record of the past ten years.” From the opening moments of ‘Are You Real?’, its clear Beware of Darkness are full of confidence, as ‘Muthafucka’ stomps in with larger-than-life fuzz guitars swagger complimenting Kyle Nicolaides’ strutting vocals. It marks a transition for theRead More →

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Interview: Boston Manor

“I feel like it’s a record people can really make their own minds up about.” In a scene that continues to thrive and be overloaded by imitators, Boston Manor has continuously punched their way through to reach the peak of the UK’s pop-punk scene. However, with each passing EP, theRead More →

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Interview: Pop Bubble Rock! (Ben Hiard)

“I got a summer job, saved up some money and bought some decks, had some flyers printed and hired out a venue for one night. I didn’t think anyone would come. It sold out. That’s where it all started.” This weekend independent Manchester club night, Pop Bubble Rock! turns tenRead More →

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Interview: Beach Slang

“For us – all of us” The past 12 months has been a rollercoaster for Philadelphia’s Beach Slang. With debut full-length ‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ receiving widespread praise upon its release last October, the quartet has toured relentlessly on both sides of theRead More →

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Interview: Thrice

In an age where the music industry is forever evolving, a band returning after a four-year hiatus can be a difficult proposition. It’s a task Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge agrees with as we sit down with him and brother bassist Eddie at Leeds Festival. “It is a long time, especiallyRead More →

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Interview: State Champs

“I’m going to lay in bed and do nothing for about a week,” says State Champs vocalist Derek Discanio when we ask what he plans to do during the band’s rare, forthcoming break. It’s certainly one that is well-deserved for the Albany, New York pop-punk outfit. The quintet has moreRead More →

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Interview: Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn, Nick Martin and Jack Fowler talk to Already Heard about playing the main stage for a second time, their recent acoustic album and being aware of what they say in songs and social media and what fans might pick up on. ‘Live and Unplugged’ byRead More →

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Interview: Waterparks

We caught up with Waterparks’ Awsten Knight and Otto Wood at Leeds Festival to talk about working with the Madden Brothers and Mikey Way, the amount of songs they’d written for their ‘Cluster’ EP and why now was the right time to put out an album. ‘Double Dare’ by WaterparksRead More →

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Interview: Columbus

As we head towards the end of another summer, there is always one band that produces an reminiscent soundtrack. This summer it is the turn of Brisbane, Australia’s Columbus. Their debut album, ‘Spring Forever’, is a coming of age record with an underlying punk ethos. “‘Spring Forever’ is a lotRead More →

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Interview: Milestones

As cliché as it may be, getting signed a reputable label is a major goal for most bands. For some it can take years of touring and underground releases to reach that point. For others, like North West pop-rock quintet Milestones, it can happen after just one release. We firstRead More →

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Interview: Muncie Girls

It’s not often a band from the UK DIY punk scene emerges from the underground and onto the pages of internationally-recognised magazines, however for Muncie Girls have done just that. Their debut album, ‘From Caplan To Belsize’, was released this past spring to much praise, solidifying Muncie Girls as beingRead More →

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