Having made their UK debut earlier this year when they joined Creeper for their sold out run, Boston gloom punks Energy have returned to these shores, but this time they’re headlining. Joined by Southampton’s Miss Vincent, both bands will be taking over venues up and down the country in the
Later this month, The Cruel Knives are set to make their mark with their debut EP – ‘Side One’. Picking up where guitarist Sid Glover and bassist Rob Ellershaw old band, Heaven’s Basement, left off as they draft in vocalist Tom Harris and drummer Al Junior. ‘Side One’ is five
The members of hard rockers Jay Wud hail from far and wide; Lebanon, Serbia, USA and Latvia, yet they ultimately call Dubai their home. Since forming in 2010, Lebanese frontman Wud, Serbian-born guitarist Bojan Preradovic, Latvian bassist Eriks Dilevs and American drummer Joe Rickard, have collectively been rising the ranks
There’s two things you need to know about Vancouver, British Columbia’s Isotopes. First of all, they deliver a range of turbo-charged punk rock numbers that are rapid and infectious. Secondly, they love Baseball. A lot. Their latest album, ‘1994 World Series Champions’ is full of references to America’s favourite pastime
Seattle’s Dead Bars are the punk rock band of the moment, and with ‘Dream Gig’ the group have fulfilled the promise of their early EPs and split singles to deliver a life-affirming debut filled with wry humour, gargantuan sing-alongs and bags of heart and soul. Inspired by the album’s title,
With their debut EP, ‘Open Your Eyes’, Mancunian technical hardcore quintet Hometruths take on a number of social and political issues head on. Through songs such as ‘WMD’ and ‘Genocide’, they look to use their platform as a mean of communication, raising awareness and ultimately using their voice to encourage
Sheffield’s Awooga recently unleashed their latest EP in the form ‘Alpha’. Taking in elements of psychedelic grunge, sludge, doom, prog and alt-rock, the Steel City trio have created a crisp set of songs that are thoroughly engaging. For this edition of “Fives”, we asked the bizarrely named group to pick
This week, melodic metalcore mob High Rise release their new EP – ‘Left It For Everything (LIFE)’. Channeling the anthemic metalcore of the likes of Bury Tomorrow and Beartooth with a bit of melodic hardcore thrown in for good measure, the EP shows the London group has plenty of purpose.
For Bridgend, South Wales quintet Breathe In The Silence, the road to the release of their forthcoming second EP has been a struggle. Having been through a series of ups and downs, they look to be on the rise again as ‘Hold My Heart’ sees them embrace their anthemic side
In the video for their latest single, ‘Darkly Dreaming’, Lincolnshire alt-rockers They Say Fall decided to embrace their serial killer instincts and pay tribute to TV crime series Dexter. With the tracks intense tone and off-kilter verses, the accompanying visual clip is ideal. The video sees the band being kidnapped
Recently, New Forest quartet Natives made their return with colourful new single – ‘Stop The Rain’. It sees the band continue their evolution from pop-rockers towards a more worldly pop sound, embracing a range of percussion. It’s just a taster of the bands forthcoming 20-track concept album and accompanying novel.
Since forming in 2013, Norweigan debut Shadow Hunters have been crafted their brand of “dream rock”. This past week they released their debut full-length – ‘AVATAR’. Over the course of ten songs, Will S (vocals/guitar) and Ingar LH (drums) produce a cinematic-sized collection of bold, atmospheric rock. Songs such as
With their second album, ‘Modern Synthesis’, Area 11 embrace hard rock and pop-rock traits and fuse them with electro elements. The album itself marks a new chapter for the quartet. Having gathered a large social media following whilst unsigned, they’ve joined Cooking Vinyl for the release of ‘Modern Synthesis’. As
With their latest EP, ‘Headway’, Manchester pop punks Not Today put a positive spin on young adulthood as they make the most of their situation. Songs such as ‘This Song Sounded Better In My Head’ and ‘Worth My Time’ sees the quintet firmly rooted in a favourable pop punk mould;
Having spent life on the road since his teenage years as part of The Ruined, Andrew Cream has plenty of tales. Now with his debut album, ‘Self Portrait’ set to be released imminently, Andrew will be sharing his stories and thoughts through eight slices of infectious acoustic punk. Through tracks
Throughout his time in former bands Attention Thieves and The Arusha Accord, singer-songwriter Alex Green went through battles with addiction leading to a heart attack at just the age of 27. Green’s issues were highlighted in Attention Thieves’ departing ‘Year Of The Jackal’ LP last year. Now he is back,
When London emo outfit Sad Blood were bought to our attention, we instantly became fans of the trio. With their power pop melodies combining with heartfelt emotional lyrics, their style has been compared to Into It. Over It., Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral and Algernon Cadwallader. So it’s no surprise
Occasionally here on Already Heard we like to feature something unusual. With that said we’d like to introduce you to Danimal Cannon. The New York native is known for combining industrial and prog rock elements with chiptune. His new LP, ‘Lunaria,’ is a collection of twisting 8-bit synth and Cannon’s
If you want some energetic metal-infused punk to liven up you this holiday, you don’t have to look no further than ‘21 Grams’ from eccentric groove punks Mr Shiraz. Over the course of six songs, they deliver big riffs with equally monstrous hooks that prove to be consistent and effective.
On his imminently released ‘Set In Stone’ EP, Steve Millar aka Arms and Hearts delivers an earnest selection of acoustic folk-punk full of raw lyrical themes; lost and heartache. Since starting the project in 2012, Millar has travelled up and down the country playing shows wherever possible. Throughout that time
Eskimo Callboy are currently on a UK headline tour with The One Hundred and Cabin Boy Jumped Ship. With their electro-infused mix of explosive riffs, melodic hooks and heavy breakdowns, it is no surprise Eskimo Callboy have been slaying on the tour so far. However or any band life out
Since their formation in 2012, Brighton-based melodic punks River Jumpers have hit the ground running on the road playing packed shows across both UK and Europe. Throughout that time they’ve played with a plethora of notable names and received support from influential figures such as Frank Turner. Earlier this year
Since forming in 2000, London alt ska band Imperial Leisure have done their fair share of touring and then some. They’ve played shows and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. This summer they’ve appeared at the Secret Garden Party and Rebellion Festival, as well as dates with King Prawn. Having
With their infectious hooks and charming harmonies wrapped up in a ball of melodic pop punk, Midday Committee have all the ingredients to stand out from the ever-growing pop punk crowd. Latest single, ‘She Gets Me’ is a sincere, upbeat blast of summery pop-punk that highlights the Portsmouth trio’s talents.
With the festival season reaching its climax with Hevy, Arctangent and the beast that is Reading and Leeds taking place in the coming weeks, we were spoilt for choice when it came to picking five releases to recommend for your listening pleasure this month. The likes of Frank Turner, Neck
When you think of rock’n’roll, you think of dirty riffs, adrenaline-fuelled drums and raw vocals. York five-piece The Bastard Sons tick all those boxes on their debut album – ‘Smoke’. It’s packed with rousing, riff-filled numbers that are executed with passion from start to finish. Their sound truly packs a
This week Brighton up-and-comers (and Already Heard favourites) The Gospel Youth release their superb second EP – ‘Empires’. It’s five slices of brilliantly well-structured summery pop-rock that needs to be heard. So having delivered an EP that has won many over, we decided to find out what bands influenced The
With its mix of grungy guitars and slacker pop hooks, ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’, the debut album from Charleston, South Carolina trio HeyRocco, has the makings of being at the centerpiece of the current wave of 90s alt-rock revivalists. With comparisons to Weezer, Mudhoney, Pavement and Smashing Pumpkins, tracks like ‘Loser
So we’re in the midst of a heatwave and July 2015 could prove to be a landmark month for the music industry. First there is the launch of Apple Music then on Friday July 10th, a global release date comes into place. The change will see albums simultaneously being released
Fast-rising Black Country 5-piece EofE will be making their first appearance at the legendary Download Festival this weekend. They’re going to be opening Jake’s stage on Friday but before all that, we asked the band to tell us the 5 bands they’re most excited about seeing at the festival. Slipknot