New Ways Of Living: Track By Track With The Winter Passing


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August 29, 2018

 Photo: Joe Singh

As the ominous late morning clouds drift high above the fields of south Bristol, there isn’t any better time for main stage openers Seven Colour Drive (8) to kick off the day. Maleficent and ill-boding, the distant ambiance that these local Bristolians conjure swells and swirls before breaching with magnificent force, the sonic equivalent of forewarning winds that suddenly crescendo into a devastating hurricane. Whilst not by any...

August 28, 2018

 Photo: Helen Messenger 

Whilst the act have been a permanent staple of the UK math rock scene for many a year, Delta Sleep have been on everyone's lips following the release of their fantastic sophomore record Ghost City. We sat down with Dev (Guitar & Vocals), Dave (Bass) and Blake (Drums) at ArcTanGent to chat all about the concept and recording process behind the album, touring in Mexico and Japan and being responsible for making the...

August 23, 2018

 Photo - Joe Singh 

One of the acts responsible for Holy Roar’s recent trailblazing run of success, Yohkai stage openers Boss Keloid (7) present their progressive and dense melting pot of psyched uber-sludge to the early arrivals. With a set primarily composed of material from Melted On The Inch, the fashion in which the Wigan collective present a genre typically perceived as inaccessible to those unacquainted is universally appealing to thos...

August 4, 2018

 Photo: Joe Singh

And thus, we enter into August, the final month so summer, and ultimately, the impending end of this year’s festival season. Boo. However, on the other hand, we’re now only a few weeks from the world’s best experimental and contemporary music festival, ArcTanGent. Sat atop the scenic Mendip hills between the dates of 16th and 18th of August, the festival focuses on presenting the best of what post-rock, math-rock and contemporary...

June 14, 2018

ArcTanGent, the festival that just keeps on giving. Despite announcing the likes of Leprous, Anathema and Toska only last month, the festival has also announced another 9 acts for the festival, as well as a very special additional set from one act already confirmed. 

Joining the already stacked lineup today is Danish composer and recent Golden Gods winner Myrkur, experimental DIY duo Cassels and noise and math tinged grungers Soeur. Also...

May 4, 2018

The world's premier post and math rock party, ArcTanGent, have announced their final 15 bands this morning, effectively completing the lineup. The latest additions that shall be descending upon Compton Martin in August are Anathema, Leprous, Tides From Nebula, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Part Chimp, Strobes, Astralia, Hey Colossus, Space Blood, Trigger Thumb, La Jungle, Toska, The Guru Guru, Mugstar and The Big Massive Orchestra...

March 2, 2018

The post-rock, math-rock and noise celebration that is ArcTanGent have just announced 17 more acts for their sixth instalment this morning, including 2 fantastic headliners.  

Accompanying Thursday headliner And So I Watch You From Afar are post hardcore pioneers Glassjaw and noise-rock legends Shellac. Both acts are festival exclusives, with ArcTanGent being Shellac's only UK show.

Also appearing on the bill are La Dispute, Arcane Roots,...

February 4, 2018

The mammoth success that is ArcTanGent will be returning for it’s sixth instalment later this August, with Irish post-rock legends And So I Watch You From Afar performing the fantastic The Endless Shimmering in full. On top of this, math-rock pioneers Giraffes? Giraffes! will also be making their European debut at the festival, with the act being billed as a UK exclusive.

Located at Firnhill Farm, which is situated atop the scenic pastures of the...

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