Playlist: 18 Songs That Define the ‘Get Happy Tour’

With Bowling for Soup kicking off the ‘Get Happy Tour’ this weekend, to celebrate Already Heard has put together a playlist of songs suitable to have a bloody good smile to, featuring a who’s who of bands from ‘GHT’’s past and present. What better soundtrack could you need to spike

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Playlist: Already Heard’s Best Songs of 2017

As we come to the end of another year, Already Heard has decided to reflect on the past 12 months with our “Best of 2017” playlist. Consisting of nearly 200 songs, the AH team has picked out a wealth of stand out songs and personal favourites. In addition, we wanted

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Playlist: 7 Bands To Watch As Chosen By Lightcliffe

Late last week, London quartet Lightcliffe delivered ‘For A While’. An EP full of blissful and bittersweet indie/emo that proves to be another shining beacon of hope within the UK’s underground scene. It follows a run of singles and two-track EP, ‘Mistakes I Seem To Make’, all coming within the

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Playlist: 20 Years of New Found Glory

When it comes to modern-day pop-punk, almost no band have been going at it as long and hard as New Found Glory. For the past 20 years, they’ve been delivering pop-punk bangers in abundance! From the early classic records of ‘New Found Glory’ and ‘Sticks and Stones’ to the reflective

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Influences: 5 Albums That Influenced Young States

At the top of the year, we tipped rising Norwich quartet Young States for big things in 2017. While it might be later than expected, they’re finally releasing their second EP, ‘Past Truths | Present Lies’, this Friday. It offers five slices of impassioned, melodic and thoroughly honest rock. As

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Playlist: ALAZKA’s Essential Tour Tracks

Hailing from Recklinghausen, Germany, ALAZKA have been on a rollercoaster of a journey in the five years since they formed as Burning Down Alaska. With members coming and going, alongside the name change, the quintet are now on the rise having released their debut album, ‘Phoenix’, earlier this month. In

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Playlist: Trash Boat’s Essential Tour Tracks

This weekend, St. Albans’ Trash Boat kick off a UK headline tour. Joined by Broadside and Homebound, it comes off the back of a hectic 2017 which has seen the quintet out on the road on various continents; Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania. Nevertheless, they’re now back home and

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Playlist: A Guide to Australian Hardcore by Cursed Earth

Earlier this month, Perth’s Cursed Earth left their mark with a new EP – ‘Cycles of Grief Volume 1: Growth’. Coming in at just under 10 minutes, the EP sees the quintet shows their intentions through a set of punishing and gritty songs. They’re just one of several bands emerging

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Playlist: A Tribute to Chester Bennington

Last month, the music world was stunned by the sudden passing of Chester Bennington. In the days and weeks since his death, friends and fans have been paying tribute to the Linkin Park vocalist. Labelled by some as the band’s “greatest asset”, Bennington’s music has influenced and inspired many since

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Playlist: A Beginners Guide To Full Of Hell

The merchants of tinnitus. The masters of feedback. The bringers of the motherfucking ruckus. Renowned both within the scene and on the outskirts for their raucous live shows, twisted output and complete disregard for your ear canals, it doesn’t get much heavier than Full Of Hell. With the band set

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Playlist: 15 Essential Tour Tracks by Bad Omens

Earlier this month, Los Angeles melodic metalcore quintet Bad Omens made their UK debut. The run of four shows follows a busy few months having released their self-titled Stateside last summer, while they’ve also played alongside the likes of Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, and Upon A

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Playlist: The Lounge Kittens’ Download Festival 2017 Medley

Since emerging as a viral sensation in 2014, Southampton’s The Lounge Kittens have been delighting festival-goers with their comedic, lounge-style covers of popular rock and metal songs. From Limp Bizkit’s ‘Rollin,’ which led to them joining Fred Durst and company on stage at Sonisphere, to ‘Duality’ by Slipknot to System

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Playlist: A Beginners Guide To… Andrew McMahon

With Slam Dunk Festival 2017 now mere days away, we’re continuing our build up with a playlist celebrating storied back catalogue of main stage opener Andrew McMahon. From helping to forge a unique piano-driven take on pop-rock and pop-punk with Something Corporate to his mainstream-conquering solo smash hit ’Cecilia and

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Playlist: Microwave’s Favourite British Acts

This week, Atlanta, Georgia’s Microwave make their UK debut when they join Real Friends and Can’t Swim for an eight-date run. Following on from our recent interview with Nate Hardy, we asked the vocalist and guitarist to pick 10 of his favourite songs from British acts. Nate’s choices covers a

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Playlist: 39 Essential Wrestling Entrance Themes

For some people, this weekend is no different than any other. However, for wrestling fans all over the world, it’s the closest thing to Christmas in the Spring… it’s WrestleMania weekend! The 33rd incarnation of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) premier event, WrestleMania, will be returning to Orlando this Sunday. With

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Playlist: Art is Not Hard – 15 Classic Tim Kasher Songs

Tim Kasher has been a mainstay of the Omaha scene for nearly 25 years, heading up caustic indie-rockers Cursive and the more literal The Good Life, as well as collaborating with everyone from Bright Eyes, Planes Mistaken For Stars and Thursday. He’s also a solo artist of some repute and,

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Playlist: Already Heard’s Best Songs of 2016

As we wind down for the Christmas period, the Already Heard team have picked over 200 songs that have dominated our stereos and headphones over the past 12 months. Over the course of 14 hours(!) you can listen to a range of stand out tracks and favourites cuts from a

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Playlist: 19 Essential Tour Tracks by Famous Last Words

This past September, Petoskey, Michigan post-hardcore band Famous Last Words released their third album – ’ The Incubus’. Like their previous two albums, the record revolves around the concept with ‘The Incubus’ tackling the issue of sexual/domestic abuse through the tale of a 1950’s housewife Christine. With the album landing

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Playlist: 10 Essential Tour Tracks by Pale Angels

Last week, Transatlantic grunge-infused punk trio Pale Angels released their third album, ‘Daydreaming Blues’. It takes the garage-based rock ‘n’ roll of past releases and sees the three-piece grow eclectically, showing a darker and tranquil side. Having toured on both sides of the Atlantic, Pale Angels have built a reputation

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Playlist: 20 Essential Tour Tracks by Grieving

This past summer we were introduced to Cambridge’s Grieving and their ‘Demonstrations’ EP. If you’ve yet to hear the EP, it offers five slices of impassioned indie-punk that lends itself to turn-of-the-millennium emo/indie rock. Next week they’re joining cult rockers Tellison for a short run of shows. We recently grabbed

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Playlist: PROGRESS Wrestling

If you’re a longtime reader of Already Heard, then you will know we have a soft spot for all things pro wrestling. Much like our ongoing support for independent music, we thought we would shift the spotlight on one of the UK’s best and fastest growing wrestling promotions – PROGRESS

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Playlist: 9 Bands You Need To Know About (by Leatherneck)

You may not have noticed but Already Heard has been a longtime advocate of the UK DIY scene. In the past, we’ve highlighted underground acts in a variety of ways. Most notably our former “Something For The Weekend” feature and our second “Recommends” compilation highlighted a crop of exciting bands.

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Playlist: Landmarks’ 5 Hometown Heroes

Long time readers of Already Heard will recognise the name Landmarks. Having been featured on the site in the past, they were one of 50 bands we tipped for great things way back in January. This Friday, the Manchester pop-rockers release their third EP; ‘In Spite Of It All’. With

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Playlist: 29 Essential Tour Tracks by Departures

Photo Credit: Dale Gallagher Later this month, Glaswegian quintet Departures release their new album, ‘Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love’. With it’s cathartic spine, the album combines with indie-rock and hardcore elements with stunning results. As it ebbs and flows, ‘Death Touches Us…’ takes you on

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