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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Interview: Brutality Will Prevail

“We’ll probably have a few beers after the show and sing the Welsh National Anthem in a pub somewhere. It’ll probably confuse a lot of people, but we can also represent our great nation.” It’s St. David’s day and Nick Rix, guitarist and chief songwriter of Cardiff’s most ferocious band

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Interview: Holding Absence

For some musicians, it can take years dropping in and out of bands to find the right chemistry with other musicians. On paper, Cardiff newcomers Holding Absence have seemingly appeared out of nowhere in a short space of time. However, as bassist James Evans explains, their formation comes after spending

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Interview: Sorority Noise

With mental health issues seemingly pushed front and centre in today’s media, there is still no real understanding for many people of what those affected by these issues go through. With arguably their most personal album to date, Sorority Noise are a band that have never shied away from the

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Interview: Microwave

“Knowing what you want is probably the hardest thing about life” “I’ve never been to the UK or Europe in general, so I’m so excited just to see a new place and I’m grateful that music is what has brought the opportunity,” states Microwave vocalist and guitarist Nate Hardy from

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Interview: Can’t Swim

“I listen back to our new record and it sounds like a band, a team, and that’s something I always wanted.” The combination of having just a handful of songs and being praised on both sides of the Atlantic can be troublesome. It’s a position New Jersey’s Can’t Swim found

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Interview: Betraying The Martyrs

“There’s a lot of young bands that use the electronic side and make it sound immature and gimmicky, we pride ourselves on writing real music” Being in a band that is constantly on the road, and not always in your home country can be quite tiring. However, for French metalcore

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Interview: Our Hollow, Our Home

Anyone with a passing interest in UK metalcore will tell you it is a scene dominated by stereotypical and formulaic bands. While the likes of Architects and Bury Tomorrow have succeeded, breaking out of underground and playing clubs, there are those who lack an identity. Nevertheless, there are a handful

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Interview: Taking Names

“You don’t hear about Norwegian pop-punk bands because there basically are none. This pop-punk ‘scene’ you speak of does not exist!” states Snorre Mukisa Kilvær, vocalist for Taking Names, and he makes a good point. Although Norway has several notable musical exports; Kvelertak, A-Ha and Röyksopp, as well as being

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Interview: Brutus

“We definitely came out of this as better friends” Despite what you might think, being in a band can be tough. Living in a small space for long periods of time can be testing, ultimately leading to conflict. Nevertheless, conflict can sometimes have a positive effect. For the members of

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Interview: Beachheads

Earlier this month Norwegian quartet Beachheads released their debut eponymous full-length. With a sound rooted in (mostly) 3 minute guitar-driven power-pop songs, ‘Beachheads’ is a heartfelt and fun collection. For two of its members, guitarist Vidar Landa and bassist Marvin Nygaard, it has allowed them to step out of the

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Interview: Energy

“I feel as if everything preceding ‘Apparition Sound’ was just a series of stepping stones for us to get to where we’re at right now.” For some bands, you only get one chance to succeed in this industry. Sometimes you have to step back and take of stock of what’s

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Interview: Riviẽre

Too often with debut records, bands in their infancy are driven by an enthusiasm to have their music experienced by the world at large, so immediacy dominates the songwriting process. This can be a blessing for those who like their music spiked with adrenaline, but can also result in albums

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