MM recommends Cleft, &U&I & more in Birmingham

Cleft &U&I Birmingham

Join riff kings Cleft for their last ever Birmingham show alongside the likes of &U&I, Doppelgänger, Bearfoot Beware and more. From the Midlands? Never seen Cleft before? What the hell have you been doing with your life? Manchester’s most polite and well-behaved math rock two-piece are doing the rounds for the last time this month, and are headed to Muthers Studio for their last ever Birmingham show. So make sure to tell mum you’re going to miss dinner, ’cause this one’s gonna blow your fucking face off. Joining the turbo prog duo at their last Brum gig on the 14th of May are local hometown heroes &U&I, Wrexham alt-rock outfit Doppelgänger, fuzz fuckers Bearfoot Beware, shouty shits Classically Handsome Brutes and post-rock… Read More →

Gallops announce return, new album & appearence at ArcTanGent


After hints and rumours. The unbelievable is happening. Gallops are back. What’s it been… two, maybe three years since influential instrumental four-piece Gallops suddenly called it a day? One minute they’re playing a set to a packed room at the Brudenell in Leeds, the next, they’re dead. What the fuck man? They release Yours Sincerely Dr Hardcore and then (according to completely unreliable sources) they get in a fight and call it a day. Well, we were pretty bummed to say the least. Fast forward a couple of years though, and just as we’re starting to get on with our lives, Gallops have announced that they are returning. And not just for a few shitty dates. They’re back for good. They’re going into… Read More →

American Football, Toe & More Announced for ArcTanGent 2016

ArcTanGent Musical Mathematics Picks

The results are in kids, ArcTanGent have announced the first 15 bands playing this year’s festival. It’s that time of year again, where music festivals from all over the world announce their first batch of bands. And ATG are no different. Everyone’s favourite alt-rock, math rock fest has confirmed their first 15 bands – including 2 UK exclusives. Set to play ArcTanGent 2016, at Fernhill Farm this year are US heartthrobs American Football, prog metal heroes Sikth and Japan’s favourite math troop Toe. Also joining them on the weekend of the 18th of August, are bands Caspian, TTNG, Owen, Alarmist, Falls, Totorro, Alma, Town Portal, Anta, Floral, A WEREWOLF! and Exxasens.  ArcTanGent will take place on August 18th-20th at Fernhill Farm just 10… Read More →

Meet Me In St Louis Announce One-Off Reunion Shows

Meet Me in St Louis Band

After 8 long years, math rock heroes Meet In St Louis have just announced they will be reuniting this June for a series of one-off shows. Yes, you heard it right – Meet Me In St Louis are fucking back. This is not a joke. The 5-piece that were responsible for the legendary album Variations On Swing are set to return this June with two one-off shows – one in London and the other in Leeds. These shows will be the band’s first since their split over 8 years ago (which happened shortly after the release of their debut album) and will give long-time fans the chance to finally see Variations On Swing played live. MMVI – MMIX by Meet Me In St Louis Drummer Paul Phillips recently… Read More →

StrangeForms Festival announce first wave of bands for 2016

StrangeForms 2016

This year’s StrangeForms Festival in Leeds is set to be huge, with performances from Cleft, Alpha Male Tea Party, Vasa, Body Hound and more. For the past few years, Bad Owl have established themselves as THE promoters for left-field music in Leeds. Consistently putting on some of the best shows Yorkshire has to offer, organisers Stewart and Kerry have brought some incredible bands to the North. But with their annual Festival, StrangeForms, just around the corner, things are about to get even better. Coming into its 3rd year, StrangeForms have just announced their first wave of bands for 2016. And actually, it’s shaping up to be the best yet. This year you can expect performances from the likes of turbo-prog duo Cleft,… Read More →

MM Recommends… The Flapper & Little Cavalier Xmas All-Dayer

Flapper All Dayer

It’s nearly Christmas… Time to get sweaty, drink beer and watch some great bands. Good guy promoters Little Cavalier have been heading up shows in and around Birmingham for nearly 3 years now, and it doesn’t look like they’re in any rush to stop. With Christmas closing in fast, Little Cavalier have teamed up with everyone’s favourite Brum venue The Flapper to bring a day of immense and diverse alternative music – all for free. Over 8 bands are set to play the FREE all dayer at The Flapper in Birmingham on Saturday the 5th of December, with shirtless mental-cases Falls set to headline the evening. Other performances on the night will come from local heroes Enquiry – who play… Read More →

The Physics House Band announce only show of 2015

Physics House Band

Brighton-favorites The Physics House Band have just announced their only gig of 2015. Keeping things very close to their chests, experiment trio The Physics House Band have just put out some news about an upcoming show in Brighton. The trio – who made waves in the experimental community with their debut full length Horizons/Rapture over two years ago – haven’t played a show so far in 2015, and have instead been concentrating on other projects. Breaking their silence, Physics have just released some info about an upcoming show in Brighton this year. Yet to announce a venue, or release tickets, the gig will take place on the 4th of December somewhere in Brighton. Expect an all-star line-up of bands and some… Read More →

New bands announced for ‘Bad Pond’ Brighton All-Dayer

BAD POND Brighton All-Dayer

Town Portal, Sleep Kit and Wild Cat Strike join line up for Brighton All-Dayer, ‘Bad Pond‘. After big boy Brighton heavyweights Small Pond Recordings and Bad Math announced they were putting on an all-dayer – the line up has gone from strength to strength. And with this last announcement, it’s set to be one unforgettable day of intense alternative and experimental music. Joining the already incredible line up of first-class left-field bands, including Palm Reader, Delta Sleep, Cleft, Let’s Talk Daggers, Written In Waters, Calico and Cousin, Bad Pond have just dropped three more bands into the mix. Small Pond’s very own Town Portal join the line up, alongside BSM favourites Sleep Kit and local Brighton alt-four-piece Wild Cat Strike. Early bird… Read More →

10 bands to see at ArcTanGent Festival 2015

ArcTanGent Musical Mathematics Picks

With only a few weeks to go until ArcTanGent 2015, we thought we’d put a spotlight on a few of the bands we’re really looking forward to seeing. We’ve put together a list 10 bands that we can’t wait to see at this year’s festival. 10 bands that you – if you’re going to ArcTanGent this year – should definitely go and see if you get the chance. Remember, these are our choices, so sorry if we missed out your all time favourite band! It’s only a short list. We could have made it a top 50, but 10 seemed a bit more doable. So enjoy, and see you there. In no particular order, here are our picks… Chon Technical… Read More →

Small Pond & Bad Math announce Brighton all dayer with Delta Sleep

BAD POND Brighton All-Dayer

Brighton’s Small Pond Recordings and Bad Math are teaming up to deliver a shit hot day of math rock and other weird stuff at the Green Door Store this October. Friendship! Comaraderie! Teamwork! Banter! These are just a few of the choice phrases that come to mind when we think about Small Pond and Bad Math coming together. It was only a matter of time really – these two Brighton bad-boy heavyweights have been flogging left-field music for a while now, and people have been guzzling it down. So it’s only natural that the two prepare for an emotional and sensual embrace. Set to take on the 10th of October, ‘Bad Pond’ – as it’s been named – will be an all-dayer at the Green Door Store in… Read More →