Download Festival Bites: Brutai

Like many Download Festival attendees, the members of South London/Reading quintet Brutai have dreamt of stepping onto a stage at Donington Park. Now after years of playing shows on the underground circuit, honing their brand melodic technical metal, they’re about to make their Download debut. The past few months have>>

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Download Fest Bites: Blood Youth

When Blood Youth made their Download Festival debut two years ago, they only had been in existence for just a matter of months. Two years on, and they’re back having done a lot in the intervening years; numerous tours and festival spots, two EP’s, and more recently, a debut full-length>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Counterfeit.

Being labelled as one of the bands to watch in 2017 can put a lot of pressure on a band. However Counterfeit look to be taking all in their stride. Their debut album, ‘Together We Are Stronger’, is an angst-driven, riff-laden punk rock record that carries itself with plenty of>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Fort Hope

For some bands, the Slam Dunk Festival is the culmination of months of hard work. For others, it’s the start of an exciting period. Hertfordshire based post-hardcore band, Fort Hope fall into the latter. The trio, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Jon Gaskin, bassist Simon Rowlands, and drummer Jamie Nicholls, are weeks>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Grumble Bee

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. The Slam Dunk Festival covers a diverse mix of genres, alongside providing a platform for emerging bands and acts to be seen by new audiences. 12 months>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: The Lion & The Wolf

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. While Slam Dunk Festival is known to feature a host of names from rock, pop-punk, punk, metal and hardcore, it all has a tendency to host a>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Set It Off

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. With their latest album, ‘Upside Down’, Tampa, Florida’s Set It Off pull from a variety of pop, hip-hop and R&B influences. The end result is a slick>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Boston Manor

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. A lot can happen in 12 months for any band. For Boston Manor, the past year has been full of positives. From releasing their exceptional debut album,>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Vukovi

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. When you’re a band on the rise with praise coming from all sides, expectations are certainly going to grow. Nevertheless, Vukovi are full of confidence. Their self-titled>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Oceans Ate Alaska

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. Since forming in 2011, Birmingham progressive metalcore outfit Oceans Ate Alaska have faced several up and downs. Having joined Fearless Records in 2014 with their debut full-length,>>

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Interview: Slaughter To Prevail

“Without music, I would die” In music, it can sometimes be difficult to stand out from a crowd, to do something that no one else has thought of before or just not sound like every other band out there. This rule is even more relevant in the deathcore genre, which>>

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Interview: Bullet Height

Today, electronic-rock duo Bullet Height release their debut album, ‘No Atonement’. It sees Sammi Doll and Jon Courtney team up to produce a pulsating blend of industrialised electronica, hard rock, sweet melodies, with a hint of dark avant-garde. Although they call Berlin home, the path both Sammi Doll and Jon>>

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Interview: The Family – Everyone is Welcome

They say that when the phoenix bursts into flames you should not worry, as it won’t be long until they rise from the ashes reborn and ready to live life again. So when The Family’s vocalist Matthew Baxendale and Bassist Dom Bass saw that their old band, Dead Harts, was>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Milk Teeth

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. Stroud quartet Milk Teeth have been earmarked as one of the UK’s most promising rock bands. Following on from appearances at festivals such as Download, Reading and>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Memphis May Fire

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. Dallas, Texas’ Memphis May Fire are no strangers to the Slam Dunk Festival. Having made their debut at the spring Bank Holiday weekend event in 2013, they’re>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Too Close To Touch

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. For some, the Slam Dunk Festival is a chance to see a whole host of their favourite bands in one place. However, the festival has a proven>>

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Slam Dunk Bites: Shvpes

Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be highlighting a variety of bands set to play the Slam Dunk Festival later this month. In the two years since making their Slam Dunk Festival debut, Birmingham’s Shvpes have gone from strength to strength with last year’s debut full-length, ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy.>>

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Interview: Dead Bars – Bar Necessities

There’s nothing straight forward about the story behind Seattle’s Dead Bars. Formed by two New Jersey natives living in Seattle, by way of semi-successful gigging bands and plenty of missed opportunities, it’s a story that breathes life into the group’s debut album, ‘Dream Gig’. It’s also a story of hard-luck,>>

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Interview: Terror – Breaking Walls

“Terror is positive aggression” For more than a decade, Los Angles hardcore kings Terror have been searching for the positives in the world’s many negatives. And with their new EP, ‘The Walls Will Fall’, the quintet has continued on in this vein, and with the state of American politics at>>

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Interview: Daisyhead – Sophomore Self-Discovery

It may seem a bit cliché to say that writing a record can be a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, but for Nashville quartet Daisyhead releasing their second full-length album was one of the most stressful experiences for the band. Amidst several line-up changes and a lot of the material>>

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Interview: He Is Legend

“We don’t have a problem being as artistic as we can on record and live, but that is something that has come with age.” Music is all about progression. If you don’t evolve your sound as the years go by, then your band will get lost in the shuffle and>>

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Interview: Wear Your Wounds (Jacob Bannon)

“Wear Your Wounds is its own creature and will bring a different energy and intensity.” If you become so synonymous with something, it can be hard to step away and bring in a new perspective. When you hear the name Jacob Bannon, you instantly think of Converge. However, the frontman>>

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Interview: Gojira

“I kind of enjoy the fact that we’re not the same band, we’ve always surprised people.” Today, we sit in the bowels of the o2 ABC with Gojira’s own Mario Duplantier. Despite the vast critical acclaim that has been placed upon the band since the release of the band’s latest>>

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Interview: Code Orange

“We’re just writing music that we love and we want it to all make sense together. We’re trying to not just be a one colour band” “Took the crown and now we break it” – a particularly powerful line from the title track of ‘Forever’, the breakthrough album from Pittsburgh>>

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Interview: Greg Graffin

Photo Credit: Svenski – St. James “When I write a song, I want to identify something that is puzzling or interesting and try to relate it to a feeling” Punk rock legend, country music lover, author and college professor, Greg Graffin has many strings to his bow. The latest venture>>

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Interview: Vukovi

“We’re so glad we didn’t release an album a few years ago because it would have been a disaster,” admits Vukovi vocalist Janine Shilstone, as one of Britain’s hottest new rock talents opens up to Already Heard about the imminent release of her band’s debut full length. “We didn’t want>>

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Interview: Sundressed

“I want people to find the hope and motivation to be the best version of themselves, and be OK with who they are and their imperfections and their flaws,” considers Sundressed’s Trevor Hedges when asked what he wants people to take from the Phoenix group’s debut full-length, ‘A Little Less>>

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Interview: Tim Kasher

We’re sat in the deceptively large beer garden hidden behind Guildford’s Boileroom. What starts as a fresh spring evening turns into a bitterly cold night – and one in which a light windbreaker would be more use if used as fuel for a campfire. Tim Kasher’s a hardier sort though.>>

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Interview: Devil Sold His Soul

A lot can happen in a decade, especially in the world of music. Bands come and go, but for the ones who stick around marking the milestone can be quite a big ordeal. Even though they first established themselves in the UK music scene in 2003, it is Devil Sold>>

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