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Already Heard Recommends: July 2018

For this month’s edition of “Recommends” we put the spotlight on two of Australia’s most promising exports; Pagan and Polish Club, as well as one of our own “Brit Rock” upstarts – Fine Creatures.

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Already Heard Recommends: June 2018

There’s a heavy and intense vibe to this month’s edition of “Recommends” as we get-to-know Oxford hardcore three-piece MSRY, London emo punks Delaire, the Liar and reinvigorated melodic metalcore band New Graves.

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Already Heard Recommends: May 2018

While the festival season is more or less in full swing, that doesn’t mean we’re moving the spotlight away from emerging talent. “Recommends” is our monthly showcase of need-to-know new bands. This month’s edition of “Recommends” consists of hotly tipped metalcore newcomers GroundCulture, technical modern metallers Mask of Judas, 90s-esque

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Already Heard Recommends: April 2018

With April being overloaded with new music, you could consider our monthly roundup of essential emerging bands being more than important than ever. We’ll let you decide as “Recommends” is on hand to highlight five up-and-coming bands that aren’t to be ignored. This month’s we introduce you to Manchester expansive

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Already Heard Recommends: March 2018

As Spring fast approaches, our monthly roundup of essential emerging bands is here. Once again “Recommends” serves a handful of promising bands we think shouldn’t be ignored. March’s edition consists of five up-and-coming acts led by the five-star rated metallers Greyhaven. Joining them are Bournemouth-based emo/pop-punk upstarts Wolf Culture, Scottish

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Already Heard Recommends: February 2018

After a slight hiatus, our monthly round-up of need-to-know bands is back. As always, “Recommends” is on hand to highlight a host of bands that we think you’ll be hearing plenty more from in the coming weeks and months. This month, we introduce you to heartfelt post-hardcore Aussies Endless Heights,

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Already Heard Recommends: November 2017

Although many are finishing up their end of year lists, here at Already Heard, we’re soldiering on with our monthly “Recommends” round-up of need-to-know bands. Before we take a break and recharge our batteries for 2018, we spoke to six notable bands that shouldn’t be ignored. Read on to find

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Already Heard Recommends: October 2017

Last month we relaunched our “Recommends” feature under a new format. The combination of bite-sized interviews and highlighting bloody good new bands has had a positive reaction. So much so, that this month’s edition has 10(!) need-to-know bands for you to discover. From rousing rock ‘n’ roll via Canada to

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Already Heard Recommends: September 2017

Back when we launched Already Heard in 2012, we took great pride in endorsing a whole host of up-and-coming bands through our “Recommends” feature. Unfortunately, over time our focus has moved away from the feature, that is until now. Today, we’re relaunching “Recommends” as a monthly breakdown of worthwhile new

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Already Heard Recommends: blanket

For some, music is used as a form of escapism. It allows us to get lost in someone else’s work and art. We can become entranced in their ideas and how a band has carefully crafted their music. With blanket, you are guaranteed to do just that. Their debut EP,

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Already Heard Recommends: Gender Roles

From Black Peaks all the way up to Architects, Brighton has already produced some of the most exciting bands in the British rock scene today. Adding this already glowing scene are indie rock-ish three-piece Gender Roles. Last week, they release their debut EP ‘Planet X-Ray’, a hazy, crunchy but highly

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Already Heard Recommends: My Only

With a debut EP riddled with personal self-doubt and loss, My Only look to lay down a potentially expansive ground work with ‘This Room & You’. The subject of loss is always carried with a heavy weight yet it has a tendency to create something positive. With their debut EP,

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Already Heard Recommends: Puppy

In an age where every band is for some reason or another boxed in a genre, London-based trio Puppy are a slice of fresh air. Formed in late 2014 by vocalist/guitarist Jock Norton and drummer Billy Howard, later joined by bassist Will Michael, Puppy has been gathering momentum for the

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Already Heard Recommends: Catch Fire

Rising Nottingham Pop Punks Catch Fire Look to Set Ablaze with Debut EP. In an ever over-populated scene, Nottinghamshire’s Catch Fire have all the makings of becoming one of pop punk’s brightest prospects. Like many other bands, its members have gone through the grind of forming bands and then not

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Already Heard Recommends: Bellevue Days

If you are a long time reader of Already Heard then you will know our “Recommends” feature hasn’t appeared on this site for a number of months, and you’re probably wondering why. When we gave the site a fresh look back in January, we made a promise that the site

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Already Heard Recommends: Simmer

In the music world, a lot of genres go through cycles and revivals. In recent years we’ve seen pop punk and emo come to the forefront of the alternative music scene, and now it seems shoegaze has made its returned. However Cheshire up-and-comers Simmer feel there is no revival and

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Already Heard Recommends: Milestones

Back at the start of Janaury we highlighted Manchester newbies Milestones as one of our 50 bands to watch in 2015, even though we didn’t know much about them. However with their debut EP ‘Equal Measures’ set to be released on April 6th we decided to change that. The band

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Already Heard Recommends: Six Time Champion

Over the past eighteen months a plethora of UK pop punk bands have come to fruition, showing us Brits are capable of giving those Stateside a run for their money. With the likes of Neck Deep and more recently Roam and As It Is making moves across the Atlantic, there

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Already Heard Recommends: Trails

Hailing from Guildford, Trails wear their influences of Reuben and Hundred Reasons on their sleeve and combine it with an angular, harder edge. From the opening moments of ‘Crooked Trees’ the quartet take you on an intriguing journey; from frantic moments such as ‘Forever Black’ and ‘Capgras Delusion’ to the

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Already Heard Recommends: Black Foxxes

When South West trio Black Foxxes landed in our inbox, we were very intriguing to hear what they had to offer. Why was that you ask? Well simply because any that band is labelled as being “For Fans Of Manchester Orchestra and Brand New”, we are bound to be interested.

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Already Heard Recommends: We Are Carnivores

If you’ve seen the video for their latest single (’T.O.W.I.C.S’), its clear that Nottingham math-rockers We Are Carnivores don’t take themselves too seriously. However their latest EP, ‘Tex-Mexiconomy’ shouldn’t be written off as some kind of comedy release. It proves to be an energetic mix of twisting riffs and catchy

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Already Heard Recommends: Lancaster

With a plethora of UK rock bands emerging in recent years, the likes of Young Guns, You Me At Six, Mallory Knox and Deaf Havana have influenced many new bands throughout the UK and Europe. Lancaster are one of those bands. Emerging from Barcelona, Spain, the quintet are set to

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Already Heard Recommends: Hello Future

Like a lot of new bands, it takes time to figure out your sound and for Hello Future the scenario was no different. Having formed in 2012 under a different moniker, a slight line-up change and new direction has led to the quartet to have an exciting future. Their debut

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Already Heard Recommends: Flights

In this day and age it’s far too easy to pigeonhole bands into a certain genre or “scene” however for Flights that is not the case. Their debut full-length, ‘History Be Kind’ proves to be an expansive collection that varies between angular moments (see ‘The Ghost of Things’), melodic bursts

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Already Heard Recommends: Ocasan

For Buckinghamshire pop rock trio Ocasan they decided to take a different route with their latest album. Entitled ‘Elixir’, they decided to release in over a series of three EP’s and they’ve just released the final instalment – ‘Confessions’. Whilst ‘London Town’ and ‘Whitey Two Step’ came off as upbeat

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