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Arctangent Festival 2022 – Friday

LIVE: ArcTanGent Festival 2022: Friday

For obvious reasons, it’s been three years since the last ArcTanGent festival. For 156 long weeks, fans of math-rock, post-rock, post-metal, ambient and noise fans, plus weird alternative music nerds of all other persuasions, have been without their mud-swamped mecca. Well: ATG is back, and it brings with it

Tuesday 05 April 2022

LIVE: Palm Reader @ Signature Brew Brewery, London

“We’ve been a band for more than 10 years, and it’s only recently that we’ve started playing to crowds like this, so thank you,” says Josh McKeown, Palm Reader vocalist. You can see from the look on his face that he means every word of it. In fact, gratitude

Monday 20 December 2021

LIVE: Palm Reader @ The Garage, London

Palm Reader are a special band for so many reasons but their performance of critically acclaimed album ‘Sleepless’ at The Garage in London made one of those reasons so much clearer. To really understand why, I’ve got to do a little scene painting for you, so clear your

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Long Live Ant Allen @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

LIVE: Long Live Ant Allen @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

In May 2021, Dead Harts drummer and Skull & Bones Boys Club founder Ant Allen passed away following a history of mental illness and addiction. Due to pandemic-related restrictions in place at the time, his funeral attendance had to be limited, and as Ant was a popular lad, this

Thursday 26 November 2020

Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’

Having spent years building a cult-like following with sonically punishing material and visually staggering live performances, Palm Reader have established themselves as a band worth paying attention to. Growing from humble house show roots to festival favourites, their cult began to grow after the success of their critically

Tuesday 24 March 2020

LIVE: Employed to Serve / Palm Reader / Cruelty @ Camden Underworld, London

The last few minutes of Employed to Serve’s set are pure chaos. Their bass player has somehow lost his instrument, so instead of playing, he’s grabbing fans by the hand to pull them up on stage. The pit empties as more and more bodies pile onstage to join the

Monday 02 September 2019

LIVE: Arctangent Festival 2019 – Friday

ArcTanGent is one of the metal worlds best kept secrets – or one of its worst kept secrets, if you’ve ever been one of its guests. Tucked away in the rural countryside of Bristol, the festival is a haven for anyone harbouring an intense love for

Thursday 14 March 2019

Blood Youth, Palm Reader @ Boston Music Rooms