Features, essays and columns, for those looking for a bit of extra substance.
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.
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).
ArcTanGent 2014 is the talk of the town amongst post- and math- fans of the United Kingdom. Featuring an array of amazing bands across niche genres such as math rock, post rock, instrumental rock, post-metal and the like, this festival is going to reign. Here, we pick our favourites of the festival.
Improvisation requires one to execute a swift decision on how to progress during a performance, certainly not an easy task. Improvising as a group must be an even more complicated feat, as there must be a mutual connection shared between the performers that helps them collectively register not only when it is the right time to progress, but also the preferred way to steer the performance. In this Focus article we talk to Ahleuchatistas about how important improvisation is to their sound...