It’s been a whole year since Delta Sleep released their sophomore album Ghost City. Insincere exclamations of how quickly the time passed aside, in this time, Delta Sleep have enjoyed transatlantic success and found themselves no longer having to play the early slots of sweaty math rock all-day festivals confined to the gloomy and oppressive basements of Shoreditch bars.
One of the great perks of touring is trying the many forms of cuisine the globe has to offer. But when you ain't signed to Sony, you're typically always on a budget. More than likely you're going to be depending on the a la carte menu at Shell...
Tom Waits once sang "I got the clouds but not the sky, I got the stripes but not the tie, but hey, I'm big in Japan". That's what Delta Sleep are probably saying right now. We can only assume that, in the final days of their Japan tour, punters have taken a shine to their beautiful blend of math rock tinged indie.
In a bid to break down the barriers between audience and performers, Brighton's Small Pond Recordings are rolling their monthly master classes: intimate workshops designed to give listeners and musicians a chance to interact with and learn from prominent musicians in the math, post and prog community.
August marked the fourth year of ArcTanGent, a three day suite of instrumental rock, experimental rock, post rock and math rock. Needless to say, the annual mecca of niche rock was a success all round, boasting the most phenomenal lineup to date and the inevitable silent disco to follow.