Press Release Sample:
Kind Lies – ‘Straight Lines’ Single Release

Brief: Liam Clayton of Kind Lies contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in putting together a press release for their next single, ‘Straight Lines’. After talking to Liam via e-mail and learning more about the group and the song, I put together the press release using the information provided and recent quotes. The […]

Life After Already Heard

With everything that has happened in the world in recent months, it feels odd that it’s only a year since I decided to bring something I took great pride in to an end. If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware of how significant Already Heard was in my life. For those who don’t know, […]

Live Review: Nottingham’s City Arts Serves Up a Celebration of Local Talent with Some Irish Charm
(Anna’s Anchor, George Gadd, Kelsey Shaw, and Wilted Flower)

Limerick singer/songwriter Anna’s Anchor aka Marty Ryan has made regular trips to these shores in recent years. Now as part of indie-emo group the Winter Passing, it’s likely Ryan will be using his passport a lot more in the coming months. This week saw him join up with Nottingham’s George Gadd for a short run […]

#NowPlaying (January 2020)

As a music fan, I should be focusing on “hot new bands” to keep an eye on over the coming 12 months. However, my listening habits over the opening weeks of 2020 have been my personal choice rather than being tipped off by whoever. Poppy Admittedly I was first made aware of who Poppy was […]

2019 in Review

For most music fans, it’s routine at the end of the year to look back at the past 12 months and pick out their favourite releases of the year. For me, in previous years I’ve had to begin thinking about my end of year list in October, if not earlier. As a writer and editor, […]

What I Learned from 30 Days Without Social Media

What is the first thing you do in the morning? You probably grab your phone and check your social media. How do you pass the time while you’re waiting for the bus to work? You’re probably checking your social media. If you’re reading this in a public space, look around and see how many people […]

#NowPlaying (October 2019)

Ever since I bought Already Heard to a halt in late August, I have rarely thought about the prospect of writing about music. Nevertheless, one thing that time away from running the site has provided me is the ability to enjoy music as a fan. More often than not, my role as a writer and […]