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EP Premiere: Gold Steps – Incandescent

Hailing from Austin, Texas, meet feisty pop-punk upstarts Gold Steps. In less than 18 months, the quintet hasn’t wasted any time getting down to business. Debut EP, ‘Louder Than Words’, laid down a marker with its pulsating mix of heavy pop-punk and soaring hooks courtesy of Liz Mauritz. While appearances>>

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Album Premiere: Curtail – All Your Luck

Ask any band to describe themselves and more often than not, you’ll get an answer that is hard to pin down. Akron, Ohio quartet Curtail are no different. Bassist Dan Corby describes their debut album, ‘All Your Luck’, as “modernized ’90s alternative” and he’s not far off from being accurate.>>

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EP Premiere: Arms & Hearts – Wires Crossed

The name Arms & Hearts will be a familiar one to longtime Already Heard readers. In recent years, Steve Millar has been performing his brand of impassioned folk punk up and down the UK. Today, Millar releases his new EP, ‘Wires Crossed’ through Real Ghost Records. For the Manchester-based singer-songwriter,>>

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Video Premiere: Your Persona – Hate is a Strong Word

Although New Jersey natives Your Persona has existed for the best part of 10 years, it’s not been an easy ride for them. Formed in late 2008, the quartet has faced more struggles than successes in the past decade. Most notably, frontman Matt Campione being diagnosed with cancer, which put>>

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Song Premiere: Dream The Electric Sleep – Black Ink

On paper, progressive rockers Dream the Electric Sleep formed in 2009 yet the Kentucky trio’s origins begin in the year before. Matt Page and Joey Waters had spent several years playing together with little to no success. Nevertheless, in 2008 they decided to write and record an album together. With>>

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EP Premiere: Fight For Friday – Someone You Could Trust

Fight For Friday’s second EP, ‘Someone You Could Trust’, captures the band’s personal growth while maintaining the pop-punk sound that has been a longtime influence. The end result is introspective and energetic with its five songs covering a range of topics; false apologies, standing up to negative people and mental health awareness.>>

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To The Wall

EP Premiere: To The Wall – To The Wall

With its members having previously played in Blakfish, &U&I and Shapes, it’s no surprise To The Wall‘s eponymous debut EP is a mix of rabid hardcore punk with flashes of math rock. Songs such as ‘Through The Wars’, ‘1411’ and ‘Blue and Grey Mountains’ are pulsating slices of raw punk.>>

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Kermes

Video Premiere: Kermes – Casting the Creatures

On their forthcoming debut album, ‘We Choose Pretty Names’, self-described queer indie-punk band Kermes confront a plethora of issues such as depression, misogyny, and anti-capitalism. Their latest single, ‘Casting The Creatures’, sees the Leicester quartet approach the matter of transgender identity and how some parts of society mistreat queer and>>

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Album Premiere: Halo Tora – Man of Stone: First Chapter

Since forming in 2015, Glaswegian five-piece Halo Tora have developed their own unique brand of prog-rock. This week they’re returning with a second album. ‘Man of Stone: First Chapter’ is a six-track concept record that adds alt-rock melodies to its immersive, layered musical and lyrical journey. While there are comparisons>>

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