With Spring firmly here and a wealth of festivals having just took place, May is another busy one for album and EP’s releases. You can expect to see major releases from the likes Faith No More, The Early November, Anti-Flag and Silverstein scheduled alongside releases from Diamond Youth, Great Cynics and We Are The Ocean. To put it simply; there’s a lot of good music coming out this month.
So with so much to take in, Already Heard is at hand to suggest five releases you should definitely check out this month.
With Will Yip on production duties, ‘Ours Is Chrome’ sees Superheaven evolve into a confident alternative rock group with simple-yet-effective melodies. It’s an album that progresses almost seamlessly and demands repeated plays. (SR)
’Ours is Chrome’ by Superheaven is out now on SideOneDummy Records.
Both tracks show off even tighter, harder hitting breakdowns while Bert Poncet and co’s already impressive knack for writing huge heavy pop-punk choruses that rise irresistibly out of the carnage seem to have got even more inescapable in scale. ‘Get Lost, Find Yourself’ should see the band striding unstoppably towards the top of their scene to join it’s heavyweights A Day To Remember and Four Year Strong. Prepare yourself for the one album this year likely to make you punch things out of pure joy. (DW)
‘Get Lost, Find Yourself’ by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is released on 18th May on Fearless Records.
Internet rumours claiming that The Story So Far would follow the new “Shoegaze” trend of their peers like Title Fight were soon thankfully quashed. ‘Nerve’ picks up where ‘What You Don’t See’ left off with the same swagger and groove that has become key to their sound. Parker Cannon’s distinctive vocals are still fantastic and he is still singing some of the most relatable and “angry finger point” worthy lyrics in the pop punk scene. ‘Solo’ and ‘Heavy Gloom’ are equally as good. These singles have whipped the Tumblr anticipation into hysteria and with good reason.
All signs point to another stellar full-length by one of the most consistent pop punk bands going. They have honed their sound over the last couple of albums, and if these teaser tracks are anything to go by, we are all in for a right treat. Expect bouncy riffs, songs about girls and plenty of “feels”. Bring on the 18th of May. (AM)
‘The Story So Far’ by The Story So Far is released on 18th May on Pure Noise Records.