What an exciting time it was last year when word rapidly spread that Gallops were going to re-gallop. fter a hiatus of four years, the Wrexham band announced not only their valiant return to the stage, but that a new album would be on the cards.
And now for a truly original take on the conventional math rock sound pervading your 2017. Hailing out of Bangalore in India, math trio Stuck In November struck it big last year with their EP First Slice Of Cake. The EP showcased Deadstar guitarist Nihal Anand's virtuoso guitar work and put him up there with the eminent math rock noodlers.
Aiming For Enrike first burst into our hearts with their incredible Rohdos Garage live sessions last year. Armed with a modest arsenal of guitar, drums and herd of pedals, the Norwegian act were forging sounds that combined melodic pop-hooks, looped fusion grooves and the oddball sonic textures of Battles and Adebisi Shank.
King Crimson has always been a band of impeccable timing. Throughout their career they have managed to know when to strike at the right time, such as landing an opening gig for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park only a few months into being a band that launched their career or when reforming at the right time in 1981 to usher in a new wave of influences into polyrhythmic music that has influenced a generation of math rock bands.
It's a labour of love for Parker Lawson and Miles DeBruin of Texas outfit Two Knights. Biting their time between their many other projects, including but not limited to Flesh Born, Mimisiku, Father Figure, and Whimper, the duo have built a reputation for their wild live shows and dissonant take on the emo sound.