Southhampton math rock act Sketchshow are off to a rocketing start. Having formed only a year ago, the quintet are already well on the road to world domination, with their debut EP Patchwork
hitting the internet shelves next month. The band take influence from a range of acts: Intervals, Sithu Aye, CHON, Snarky Puppy, The Internet and Everything Everything.
The consolation of math rock is that the unexpected is expected. The listener is often presented with a non-conventional sensory overload and, as the song finishes, are left picking up the many pieces and trying to make sense of them.
Since their self-titled release in 2011, And So I Watch You From Afar has been crafting a unique blend of boisterous and energetic instrumental rock, with heavy emphasis on guitar shredding and digital pedal trickery.
Sheffield-via-Ireland math rockers Ganglionshave unveiled their second group of thoughtfully crafted quintuplets unto the world. The 4 songs on Thirsty are further proof of the band's hard work in 2017, considering their debut EP Fetch! was also released this year.
It might come to no surprise to listeners who have followed the progress of 'third wave' emo, whose twinkly roots lie in the sad states of the middle US, that Illinois's Brownie Mountain's Midwest Chic does not fall far from the proverbial tree