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Released This Week (06/04/2018)

When we said that April was a busy month for releases, we weren’t joking. Just look at the list of today’s releases below. From major returns from the likes of The Wonder Years, Thirty Seconds To Mars, and Underoath to homegrown releases from Bleed From Within, Palm Reader, Halo Tora, Coldbones and Luke Rainsford, there is a tonneRead More →

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Wess Meets West

Playlist: Wess Meets West’s Post-Rock Bands You Need to Know

Over the past 13 years, New Haven, Connecticut’s Wess Meets West have gradually fine-tuned their brand of post-rock, incorporating electronica elements amongst ambient guitars and textured percussion. Their third studio full-length, ‘A Light Within The Fracture’ is released this week and continues the quartet’s trend of producing ambitious-yet-stunning, instrumental post-rock.Read More →

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Playlist: Sick Joy’s 90s Rock Favourites

On their debut EP, ‘Amateurs’, Brighton via Newcastle trio Sick Joy blend 90s grunge rock guitars with a modern day slickness. Songs such as ‘Senses’ and the previously Already Heard premiered ‘Smiling Shame’ are carried a raw, melodic undertone. Undoubtedly, the three-piece aren’t afraid to hide their influences with hintsRead More →

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Playlist: 20 Years of New Found Glory

When it comes to modern-day pop-punk, almost no band have been going at it as long and hard as New Found Glory. For the past 20 years, they’ve been delivering pop-punk bangers in abundance! From the early classic records of ‘New Found Glory’ and ‘Sticks and Stones’ to the reflectiveRead 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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Playlist: ALAZKA’s Essential Tour Tracks

Hailing from Recklinghausen, Germany, ALAZKA have been on a rollercoaster of a journey in the five years since they formed as Burning Down Alaska. With members coming and going, alongside the name change, the quintet are now on the rise having released their debut album, ‘Phoenix’, earlier this month. InRead More →

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Playlist: Trash Boat’s Essential Tour Tracks

This weekend, St. Albans’ Trash Boat kick off a UK headline tour. Joined by Broadside and Homebound, it comes off the back of a hectic 2017 which has seen the quintet out on the road on various continents; Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. Nevertheless, they’re now back home andRead More →

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Chester Bennington

Playlist: A Tribute to Chester Bennington

Last month, the music world was stunned by the sudden passing of Chester Bennington. In the days and weeks since his death, friends and fans have been paying tribute to the Linkin Park vocalist. Labelled by some as the band’s “greatest asset”, Bennington’s music has influenced and inspired many sinceRead More →

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Playlist: A Beginners Guide To Full Of Hell

The merchants of tinnitus. The masters of feedback. The bringers of the motherfucking ruckus. Renowned both within the scene and on the outskirts for their raucous live shows, twisted output and complete disregard for your ear canals, it doesn’t get much heavier than Full Of Hell. With the band setRead More →

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Playlist: 15 Essential Tour Tracks by Bad Omens

Earlier this month, Los Angeles melodic metalcore quintet Bad Omens made their UK debut. The run of four shows follows a busy few months having released their self-titled Stateside last summer, while they’ve also played alongside the likes of Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, and Upon ARead More →

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Playlist: A Beginners Guide To… Andrew McMahon

With Slam Dunk Festival 2017 now mere days away, we’re continuing our build up with a playlist celebrating storied back catalogue of main stage opener Andrew McMahon. From helping to forge a unique piano-driven take on pop-rock and pop-punk with Something Corporate to his mainstream-conquering solo smash hit ’Cecilia andRead More →

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Playlist: Microwave’s Favourite British Acts

This week, Atlanta, Georgia’s Microwave make their UK debut when they join Real Friends and Can’t Swim for an eight-date run. Following on from our recent interview with Nate Hardy, we asked the vocalist and guitarist to pick 10 of his favourite songs from British acts. Nate’s choices covers aRead More →

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Playlist: 39 Essential Wrestling Entrance Themes

For some people, this weekend is no different than any other. However, for wrestling fans all over the world, it’s the closest thing to Christmas in the Spring… it’s WrestleMania weekend! The 33rd incarnation of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) premier event, WrestleMania, will be returning to Orlando this Sunday. WithRead More →

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Playlist: 19 Essential Tour Tracks by Famous Last Words

This past September, Petoskey, Michigan post-hardcore band Famous Last Words released their third album – ’ The Incubus’. Like their previous two albums, the record revolves around the concept with ‘The Incubus’ tackling the issue of sexual/domestic abuse through the tale of a 1950’s housewife Christine. With the album landingRead More →

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Playlist: 10 Essential Tour Tracks by Pale Angels

Last week, Transatlantic grunge-infused punk trio Pale Angels released their third album, ‘Daydreaming Blues’. It takes the garage-based rock ‘n’ roll of past releases and sees the three-piece grow eclectically, showing a darker and tranquil side. Having toured on both sides of the Atlantic, Pale Angels have built a reputationRead More →

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Playlist: 20 Essential Tour Tracks by Grieving

This past summer we were introduced to Cambridge’s Grieving and their ‘Demonstrations’ EP. If you’ve yet to hear the EP, it offers five slices of impassioned indie-punk that lends itself to turn-of-the-millennium emo/indie rock. Next week they’re joining cult rockers Tellison for a short run of shows. We recently grabbedRead More →

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Playlist: PROGRESS Wrestling

If you’re a longtime reader of Already Heard, then you will know we have a soft spot for all things pro wrestling. Much like our ongoing support for independent music, we thought we would shift the spotlight on one of the UK’s best and fastest growing wrestling promotions – PROGRESSRead More →

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