The Already Heard Podcast

Already Heard

Already Heard is a UK-based alternative music website covering the latest news, reviews, features, videos, exclusives and more.

The site is run by a dedicated and honest group of music fans based all over the United Kingdom and who are passionate about promoting the very best in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie, metal and much more.

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"We've been able to pull ourselves up into a space where we're able to recognise what is going on… 'I am pissed off but there is a way through it'" After being holed up writing and recording their second album, COUNTERFEIT. made their long-awaited return at the recent Leeds Festival. Following an impressive main stage set, Already Heard's Dane Wright spoke to frontman Jamie Bower along with guitarist Sam Bower and drummer Jimmy Craig. They spoke about the set, their return and new material. While Jamie discussed how sobriety has affected the band's songwriting and the balancing act between life as a musician and as an actor. http://therealcounterfeit.com/ https://www.facebook.com/therealcounterfeit https://twitter.com/counterfeitrock https://www.instagram.com/counterfeitrock Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Spotify: https://alrdyhrd.uk/spotifypod Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Sep 2019

10 min 3 sec

On August 30th 2019, Already Heard will be on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Ahead of the impending break, we asked for your questions. For this "special" episode of the Already Heard Podcast, AH Founder & Senior Editor Sêan Reid answers your questions, tell stories, gives advice and more.

Aug 2019

1 hr

"We put the pressure very high on ourselves for this record" We've been supporters of Belgium trio Brutus for quite some time. With two stellar albums under their belt with 'Burst' and 'Nest,' Stefanie Mannaerts (vocals/drums), Stijn Vanhoegaerden (guitars), and Peter Mulders (bass) have become gradually become favourites amongst fans and critics of heavy music. On stage, they've become a force to be reckoned with, matching the reputation they've honed on record and have been known to steal the show at many festivals. Amongst them is 2000trees. Ever since making their debut at Upcote Farm three years ago, they've become regulars with their third visit seeing them confidently step up to the main stage. Fresh off from setting the bar high for the weekend, Already Heard's Sêan Reid spoke to Peter and Stefanie about the overwhelming reaction to 'Nest' and the pressure of making a second record. Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Spotify: https://alrdyhrd.uk/spotifypod Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Aug 2019

10 min 29 sec

"One of the most important things we enjoy about doing a band is putting out music" Since starting Can't Swim as a solo project in 2015, Chris Loporto has turned it into a full band, one that has proved to be very productive. Their 2016 debut EP, 'Death Deserves a Name,' was swiftly followed up their first full-length, 'Fail You Again' with a second album, 'This Too Won't Pass,' arriving last November. Throughout that time, they've become regular visitors to the UK through various headline and support tours with festival spots along the way. Their latest trip to these shores saw them make their debut at the 2000trees Festival. Ahead of their set on the Cave stage, Already Heard's Sêan Reid caught up with Chris Loporto to discuss the band's frequent activity, their evolving songwriting process, how work on their new material is coming along and more. Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Spotify: https://alrdyhrd.uk/spotifypod Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Aug 2019

13 min 7 sec

In a time where the world of hardcore has more eyes looking at it than ever, Power Trip are one of the bands leading the way. From basement shows to the main stage of festivals across the world, the Texas crossover band are a real example of grit and determination paying off. Already Heard caught up with vocalist Riley Gale after the band's main stage set at the Download Festival. We discuss the growth of the band, the future of hardcore and when fans can expect to hear new material. -- Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Spotify: https://alrdyhrd.uk/spotifypod Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Jul 2019

23 min

“With Imperium, it’s all about wrestling. It’s about protecting the values of this sport” The members of Imperium have achieved a lot throughout their individual wrestling careers. Now they have come together in WWE NXT UK as they aim to take absolute power of the brand. And with NXT UK Champion WALTER at the forefront, they’re making steps towards achieving that. Flanked by Marcel Barthel, Fabian Aichner, and Alexander Wolfe, the quartet are leaving their mark within NXT UK. For Barthel, Wolfe and WALTER, it’s allowed them to reunite having spent together wrestling and training together in Germany, most notably as part of the Ringkampf faction. At Download Festival 2019, Imperium continued their charge as part of NXT UK’s TV tapings. They also spoke to Already Heard’s Tim Birkbeck. Over the course of three interviews, Tim spoke with WALTER, Wolfe and the pairing of Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner about their motives, transitioning from the independent circuit and more. Photo Credit: WWE.com / World Wrestling Entertainment https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Spotify: https://alrdyhrd.uk/spotifypod Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Jul 2019

34 min 13 sec

"I don't think it matters where or when you play at Download, it's always going to be an absolutely phenomenal time." Fresh off from opening the main stage on the final day of Download Festival 2019, Cane Hill's Elijah Witt (vocals) and James Barnett (guitarist) spoke to Already Heard's Sêan Reid about their set, what they've been up to since the release of their 'Kill the Sun' EP this past January, the positive response to that EP and performing with Halestorm's Lizzy Hale in their hometown of New Orleans. Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Jul 2019

8 min 3 sec

"You can love everything and that's how we grew up, as musicians, loving all types of music" Already Heard's Sêan Reid recently had a brief chat with ska punk band The Interrupters at Download Festival 2019. The Los Angeles band spoke about being a punk band at a predominately metal festival, representing the punk community at festivals such as Coachella and the influence of Rancid's Tim Armstrong. ‘Fight The Good Fight’ by The Interrupters is out now on Hellcat Records. January 27th Tramshed, Cardiff 28th O2 Institute, Birmingham 29th O2 Academy, Liverpool 31st SWG3, Glasgow February 1st O2 Academy, Leeds 2nd O2 Ritz, Manchester 4th O2 Academy, Bristol 5th Rock City, Nottingham 7th O2 Forum Kentish Town, London Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Jul 2019

7 min 56 sec

"I think people can compare and make comparisons about a bunch of different, really cool factions from the past but the Undisputed Era is fresh. It's new. It's us." Sêan Reid spoke with Adam Cole at Download Festival to discuss the pressure of being champion, where the Undisputed Era ranks amongst some of wrestling's greatest groups, taking air guitar tips from Kyle O'Reilly and how he's benefitted from training at the WWE Performance Center. Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe Photo Credit: WWE.com / World Wrestling Entertainment https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Jun 2019

8 min 45 sec

As he made his Download Festival debut, Matt decided to mark the occasion with some new ink. Sêan Reid spoke to Riddle about his new tattoo, being one of the top guys within NXT, who he'd like to face from the UK roster along, with the host of recent arrivals in NXT back in the States. Music Credit: Lakes - Tahoe https://ourbandlakes.bandcamp.com/track/tahoe Photo Credit: WWE.com / World Wrestling Entertainment https://alreadyheard.com/ Facebook: http://alrdyhrd.uk/facebook Twitter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/twitter Instagram: http://alrdyhrd.uk/instagram Check out our merch store: http://alrdyhrd.uk/shop Follow us on Spotify: http://alrdyhrd.uk/spotify Support us on Patreon: http://alrdyhrd.uk/patreon Subscribe to our newsletter: http://alrdyhrd.uk/newsletter Soundcloud: http://alrdyhrd.uk/soundcloud The Already Heard Podcast: Apple Podcast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/podcast Acast: http://alrdyhrd.uk/acast

Jun 2019

7 min 23 sec

Already Heard Founder and Editor, Sêan Reid, caught up with Nottingham post-hardcore group Merrick's Tusk just hours before releasing their debut album - 'Between The Earth and The Trees'. Vocalist/guitarist John Jeacock, guitarist Sam Stead and drummer Tim Hooper discussed the making of the record, how it affected their mental health and more.

May 2019

14 min 57 sec

AH writer and Just an Insight Podcast host Tim Birkbeck recently went to the Joiners, in Southampton to catch up with Drug Church and Self Defense Family vocalist Patrick Kindlon. Drug Church recently embarked on a near sold out tour across the UK and Europe off the back off the success of their recent album, 'Cheer'. During the interview, Patrick tells Tim how discovering bands like War Zone and Sick of it All put him on the path of discovering hardcore. The pair also discuss how Patrick still gets excited to discover new music and also what an exciting year 2018 was for both of his bands. Find out more about Just An Insight on: https://justaninsight.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Just-An-Insight-Podcast-147067288422/ https://twitter.com/Just_an_Insight https://www.instagram.com/just_an_insight/

Mar 2019

1 hr 2 min

AH writer and Just an Insight Podcast host Tim Birkbeck recently went to the Komedia studio bar, in Brighton to catch up with singer/songwriter Koji. The singer recently undertook his first ever tour in a full band format in the UK after stepping away from music for nearly four years.  During the interview, Koji tells Tim what it was like growing up in Pennsylvania, how he found a home in the punk / DIY community. The pair also discuss how stepping away from music for a period of time was needed for the musician to reassess and have a new appreciation for the music he was playing.

Feb 2019

49 min 26 sec

Already Heard's Sêan Reid and Dane Wright are back to chat about the highlights of day two of Leeds Festival 2016 including thoughts on Frank Turner, Twenty One Pilots, the power of Sean's positivity and his overwhelming need for guitars. Intro Music: ‘The Worriers’ by Sad Blood is taken from the 'Legion of Gloom’ EP, which is available now.

Aug 2016

36 min 1 sec

Already Heard Senior Editor Sean Reid and Contributing Writer Dane Wright discuss the best of the sets and preview our interviews from day one of Leeds Festival 2016. Intro Music: ‘The Worriers’ by Sad Blood is taken from the 'Legion of Gloom’ EP, which is available now.

Aug 2016

23 min 5 sec