ArcTanGent, the definitive festival for math rock, post rock and post metal, is now in its third year. The line up is bigger than ever and it is expected to reach maximum capacity. Again. What has made this festival so goddamned successful? And where did ArcTanGent actually come from? We talk to James Scarlett and find the roots of ArcTanGent...
Math rock is played by musicians across the globe, which begs an interesting question: is the local/native sound of a math rock musician's community somehow embedded in their sound? And, if so, how? We talked to math rock bands in vastly different pockets of the world to find out. Featuring interviews with Macho Muchacho, SLVDR, Elephant Gym, jizue and Kerretta.
Come now, we couldn't have summarized our most highly anticipated albums for the entire feckin' year in just one article. We've generated a second list of exciting releases to look out for in 2015, from both underdogs and veterans of the scene.
In preparation for yet another exciting year in math rock and related genres, Niall has compiled a full manifesto on the most anticipated albums for 2015, and extra info that has made its way into our HQ.
Well, are backing tracks permissible in live music? How many 'here's one we prepared earlier' moments can a musician get away with? We discussed this controversial subject with France's finest looping two-piece Quadrupède.
We bring you a comprehensive history of math rock in Russia, to complement the release of our newest compilation, Fecking Bahamas II. Russia. This comprehensive historical account of Russian math features interviews with Weary Eyes, Riding The Diplodoc and ED.
In this second installment our 'How To Collect Pedals' series, Kat talks to Rory Friers of And So I Watch You From Afar about his history with guitar pedals. This article includes an exclusive live video of And So I Watch You From Afar playing at ArcTanGent, courtesy of our friends at Small Pond Recordings.
A while back we introduced you to bedroom musicians, those one-man-bands who perform, record, produce, master and distribute all their music from home. In this, the second part of our 'Lone Rangers' feature, we introduce you to one-man-bands who not only play multiple instruments, but play them simultaneously live on stage. Featuring interviews in Sam Knight (Theo), Jerry Joiner (Girlfriends) and Henry Kohen (Mylets).