Interview: Bellevue Days

If you didn’t know already, the 2000 Trees Festival is a respected gathering of underground rock, hardcore and punk. Every year, the Cheltenham-based festival puts plenty of emphasis on giving opportunities to emerging British talent. Amongst the names playing this year’s festival was Bellevue Days. Returning for the second year

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Interview: Bad Sign – A Sign of Ambition

“I’d rather be a band that polarises a little bit, rather than being a band where everyone says ‘they’re alright’” Over the past few years, the name Bad Sign has been bubbling underneath. Formed in the South London borough of Croydon in 2012, the trio consisting of frontman Joe Appleford,

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Interview: Rozwell Kid

In a time when the doom and gloom of the world seems to be dominating the headlines, it is sometimes harder to see the lighter side of life. Even in the musical world, artists seem to be using the political climate and the state of the world to influence their

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Interview: Laureate

“The last few years were kind of rough on me, I’m getting it together; 27 has been good so far, I’m hoping next year’s better,” muses Laureate’s Giancarlo Talarico on ‘Come Around’, one of the strongest cuts off the Montreal quartet’s debut full-length. It’s a sturdy piece of positive reinforcement

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Interview: Trash Boat

When asked to sum up the past 12 months, Trash Boat vocalist Tobi Duncan states it as “Hectic!” and it’s easy to see why he says that. Since releasing debut album, ‘Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through’, last June the St. Albans pop-punks have almost constantly

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Interview: Trophy Eyes

“We stopped caring about and thinking ‘that doesn’t sound punk rock’” For a majority of bands, you’re given a few years and releases to find your sound before making the leap towards recording a debut full-length. However, for Australia’s Trophy Eyes, they were thrown in the deep when it came

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Interview: Every Time I Die – Wrestling With Consistency

“We always say ‘if the thing we’re doing currently isn’t as good as what we just did, then there’s no point in doing it anymore.’” “Yesterday we played in the Swiss Alps, and we literally played to a mountain,” states Every Time I Die guitarist Andy Williams, as he returns

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Interview: Single Mothers

With their latest album, ‘Our Pleasure’ about to be released, it has been a bit of a labour of love for Canadian four-piece Single Mothers. For a band which burst into the scene and quickly gained a reputation for a band to keep an eye on, things all of a

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Interview: Youth Killed It – Talking Modern Bollotics

“Boy meets more boys, plays music, ‘Bonjourno Deano’!” states Youth Killed It vocalist Jack Murphy when asked to explain the band’s origins. However, if you dig a little bit deeper, there’s more than the simple offering Murphy makes. Jack and company were once part of Kings Lynn metal rap-rockers Under

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Download Festival Bites: Grove Street Families

Taking their cues from old school thrash and hardcore, Southampton’s Grove Street Families continue to evolve from being “that Grand Theft Auto themed hardcore band”. Their new mixtape, ‘Vol. 1’, is a seven-track blast of unrelenting hardcore and thrash. From the razor sharp guitars of ‘Beat It Up’ to the

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Interview: Human Future

For any musician or artist, when it comes to creating their craft it is all about finding that sweet spot to make people take note, or at least stop and listen. For Human Future that sweet spot was found in becoming more collaborative as a unit, and with six moving

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Interview: Casey

On their debut album, ‘Love Is Not Enough’, South Wales quintet Casey showcase a blend of tender, heartbreaking lyricism and explosive angst to create a captivating record. Rooted in a failed relationship, the album serves as an emotional outpouring for vocalist Tom Weaver. Since its release last September, Casey have

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Download Festival Bites: Junior

South Wales trio, Junior, have been on our radar for awhile. Since delivering their ‘JuniorLand’ mini-album in late 2015, they’ve gradually been evolving their sound, moving away from the routine pop-punk. Last year’s split EP with Fierce Morgan, and more recently, their latest single ‘Veronica’, hinted an edgier approach. Nevertheless,

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Download Festival Bites: Drones

The Download Festival is a big opportunity for any band; no matter how big or small they might be. For London hardcore punk band, Drones, it’s a chance to re-introduce themselves. Although they first played at Donington three years ago, 2016 saw them go through a transition with vocalist Lois

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Download Festival Bites: Normandie

It has been an impressive 18 months for Sweden’s Normandie. Having released their debut album, ‘Inguz’, to critical acclaim in early 2016, the trio ended the year supporting Yellowcard on their final UK tour. They’re now returning to these shores to make their Download Festival debut. ‘Inguz’ saw them demonstrate

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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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