ArcTanGent is back for its seventh year, providing a haven for for fans of math-rock, post-rock, post-hardcore and all the weird, noisy spaces in between. Day two features two unique sets: TTNG playing 'Animals' in full and Black Peaks with Jamie Lenman at the helm.
With its focus on math-rock, post-rock and the weird, noisy spaces in between, ArcTanGent Festival presents a uniquely refreshing atmosphere that you don’t find anywhere else on the annual festival calendar. It’s not only unique for its line-up, but is also the only festival where the crowd can clap perfectly in 7/8 and are just as likely to sing along to a guitar lead line or trumpet riff, than they are lyrics. ArcTanGent 7 promises to be the biggest one yet and it can be daunting to pick your targets, so we’ve given you a headstart with our pick of the bunch this year.
Redhook kick us off on the final day at Download and as it happens, it's their second show of the weekend, following the Aussies' Saturday lunchtime acoustic set for Carlsberg. Today, they ramp things right up on a nearly astronomical scale to a tent that's absolutely packed for 11 in the morning.
This weekend rock and metal fans will return in their thousands to the iconic Donington Park, for another momentous year of Download Festival. With yet another impressive line-up, including headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool, there is plenty to choose from - here are our must-see bands at this year's festival!
After a successful first day at we’re welcomed on day two by glorious sunshine, so what better way to start than to head to The Great Escape's purpose built pop-up stage directly on the beach. Here's what we got up to on the Friday of the festival!
Even with the UK music scene in such rude health just now, there’s few bands who play this well with this much passion. From their delicate moments to monstrous and heavy sections, Black Peaks are totally undeniable - this band could be on the edge of a perfect storm of timing, songs and talent.
When Deftones dropped 'Around the Fur' the expectation was the next record would embrace the bounce and dance floors of rock clubs everywhere. On 'White Pony' they defied all expectations by taking their sound in wild, beautifully textured and unexpected directions. This isn’t to say that 'All That Divides' is Black Peaks' 'White Pony', but it suggests that the band aren’t far off their own seminal record.