Category Archives: Live Reviews


Everything sounds the same. At least that’s what people unfamiliar with the far ends of alternative rock might say should they pass Fernhill Farm this weekend and only briefly listen in. But for two amazing years already ArcTanGent has proven the exact opposite. Under a (weather appropriate this year) umbrella of noise, math and post-rock the festival has presented a […]

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VEIL OF MAYA + Betraying the Martyrs + Vildhjarta + Structures. Sub89, Reading. 02.05.12

This seems like a complete tour. The sort of package they don’t put together anymore. Four bands, a common sound, all rare visitors to the UK, it should be great. But tonight is far from perfect. Canadian quintet Structures have some truly classy elements to their sound, a genuine progressive edge, but they opt for all out war tonight. Whatever […]

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THRICE. Forum, London. 30.04.12

This is a big day. That’s clear before the Forum doors even open tonight. There are people in the queue from as far afield as Portugal, Poland, and… er, Putney, and they’re swapping stories about a band that changed their lives. Over the past decade see, Thrice have gone from skate-punk upstarts to a leading light in their scene, scratch […]

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