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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Interview: Galactic Empire

When you must answer to the most evil, hateful, vindictive person in the entire galaxy, your music better be on point. This is the task put in front of the king of the Dark Side, Lord Vader, when the Emperor commissioned him to put together a band to turn John>>

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Interview: Press To MECO

After being highlighted as one of our most anticipated albums of 2017, we spoke to Press To MECO about their 2016 and working with Machine on their second record. It’s commonplace that bands need to be hardworking and committed to their cause. However, in a scene where there is a>>

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Interview: Killswitch Engage

The last half decade of Killswitch Engage’s career is a story that has been told countless times in the music press. Beginning with the departure of the band’s former vocalist Howard Jones – a figure beloved and respected by hardcore and casual fans alike for his incredible vocal prowess that>>

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Interview: Farro

“Paramore was great, it was awesome for that season of my life, but I just wanted to start something new. Something fresh,” reflects Josh Farro as he opens up to Already Heard backstage in Leeds at the second night of Farro’s first ever UK tour. “I don’t want to make>>

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Interview: Bad Sign

“We really need to keep that sense of community in the alternative music scene.” Since their formation in 2013, Bad Sign haven’t really had a chance to catch their breath, but for bassist and vocalist Joe Appleford that is exactly how they like things. Having just come off the back>>

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Interview: This Be the Verse

Cyrus King is not a man who enjoys having time on his hands. As the brains behind one of the most intense new projects in UK rock This Be the Verse, one couldn’t blame him for looking for some downtime after the lengthy process of creating TBTV’s dramatic and ever-challenging>>

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Interview & Video Premiere: Sibling

Berkshire indie/post-rock/pop noiseniks Sibling are all set to drop their excellent debut EP ‘Miserable Love’ at the end of the month. With a blend of emotionally-driven lyrics and impassioned hooks, it’s a short but certainly effective debut. As they prepare for the release of ‘Miserable Love’, Already Heard has the>>

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Interview: Shvpes

“We were always going to turn some heads in a good way and turn some heads away, but that’s good because we’re following our sound” Since transitioning from Cytota to Shvpes in early 2015, the Birmingham group have gradually been building a following through various support slots and festival spots.>>

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Interview: Hands Like Houses

“We’ve always tried to keep a mentality of keeping things fresh every album, so we’re always trying to take a step forward.” While many of their post-hardcore contemporaries have declined in profile and quality, Canberra’s Hands Like Houses have persevered, toured relentlessly and continuously expanded their sound and have begun>>

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Interview: Vola

Heavy music’s cutting edge may be moving away from the technical and progressive stylings that have characterised it for the better part of a decade now, but this doesn’t mean that it has nothing left to give. Sounding like a record that would have sat near the top of the>>

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Interview: Beware Of Darkness

“We wanted to make the best rock record of the past ten years.” From the opening moments of ‘Are You Real?’, its clear Beware of Darkness are full of confidence, as ‘Muthafucka’ stomps in with larger-than-life fuzz guitars swagger complimenting Kyle Nicolaides’ strutting vocals. It marks a transition for the>>

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Interview: Boston Manor

“I feel like it’s a record people can really make their own minds up about.” In a scene that continues to thrive and be overloaded by imitators, Boston Manor has continuously punched their way through to reach the peak of the UK’s pop-punk scene. However, with each passing EP, the>>

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Interview: Pop Bubble Rock! (Ben Hiard)

“I got a summer job, saved up some money and bought some decks, had some flyers printed and hired out a venue for one night. I didn’t think anyone would come. It sold out. That’s where it all started.” This weekend independent Manchester club night, Pop Bubble Rock! turns ten>>

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Interview: Beach Slang

“For us – all of us” The past 12 months has been a rollercoaster for Philadelphia’s Beach Slang. With debut full-length ‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ receiving widespread praise upon its release last October, the quartet has toured relentlessly on both sides of the>>

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Interview: Thrice

In an age where the music industry is forever evolving, a band returning after a four-year hiatus can be a difficult proposition. It’s a task Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge agrees with as we sit down with him and brother bassist Eddie at Leeds Festival. “It is a long time, especially>>

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Interview: State Champs

“I’m going to lay in bed and do nothing for about a week,” says State Champs vocalist Derek Discanio when we ask what he plans to do during the band’s rare, forthcoming break. It’s certainly one that is well-deserved for the Albany, New York pop-punk outfit. The quintet has more>>

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Interview: Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn, Nick Martin and Jack Fowler talk to Already Heard about playing the main stage for a second time, their recent acoustic album and being aware of what they say in songs and social media and what fans might pick up on. ‘Live and Unplugged’ by>>

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Interview: Waterparks

We caught up with Waterparks’ Awsten Knight and Otto Wood at Leeds Festival to talk about working with the Madden Brothers and Mikey Way, the amount of songs they’d written for their ‘Cluster’ EP and why now was the right time to put out an album. ‘Double Dare’ by Waterparks>>

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