•LAC•'s first EP 141/146 was a varied beast. In parts it was a tight, almost minimalist piece of instrumental rock, clipped down to clicking drums and relaxed guitar lines. In others it exploded into walls of reverb'ed guitar that sounded like a band of hundreds rather than three.
Fecking Bahamas premiered Chancer’s first single 'Banger' back in January 2017 – and it was exactly that: a five-minute barrage of brilliant riffs, delivered with the sort of extraordinary energy and attention to detail that...
I admit, it's kind of strange to describe math rock tracks as 'jams'. The word 'jam' implies that a bunch of muso's can pick up instruments and follow along to a common pulse of sound. The dissonant nature of math rock surely makes this simple affair rather awkward and complex, maybe even impossible.
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.
Yes, as festive revelers took to booze, Dios Trio took to bandcamp, releasing their second full length album in 7 years, the aptly titled II. We've had our eyes on this one all year. And the final question is: was it worth the wait?
David Grubbs has the kind of distinguished career that no one band or project fully represents his musical output. When his name is mentioned some might think of his ground-breaking work with early math rock innovators Bastro...