ArcTanGent Festival 2014 Clash Guide Pt. 3

We have another 8 clashes for you to try and get your head around. This time on the YOHKAI and BIXLER stages on Saturday 30th. Here is the clashfinder

If you have not already here is our Spotify playlist so you can get your ears wrapped around some of the acts:

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Clash 1

YOHKAI STAGE

ASTROHENGE – metal | progressive | psychedelic | rock

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BIXLER STAGE

SAMOANS – alternative | progressive rock | rock | alternative rock | grunge | math-rock

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Big chunky space metal or grungy math-rock on a Saturday morning? The headache is going to call it, but I think the BIXLER stage is where you will find me, sipping coffee and recollecting myself. Samoans’ album, Release, is something special. Definitely check it out before you get here!

NOTE: There is a very slight overlap with THE WINCHESTER CLUB and LUO who will be playing on the ARC stage.


Clash 2

YOHKAI STAGE

CHARLIE BARNES – alternative | pop | progressive

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BIXLER STAGE

ADDING MACHINE – alternative | post-punk | krautrock | psychedelia

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I missed Charlie Barnes yesterday so that is who I’ll be seeing. That said, Adding Machine throw out a cool Goldfrapp flavoured post-punk psychedelia. So if that sounds like your bag I would definitely recommend them.

NOTE: There is a very slight overlap with LUO and GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE who will be playing on the ARC stage.


Clash 3

YOHKAI STAGE

ALARMIST – electronic | experimental | experimental rock | math-rock | post-rock

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BIXLER STAGE

NO SPILL BLOOD – rock | rock & roll | punk-rock | synths

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Another tough one. Two bands, both from Dublin. One made of math and beautifully complex sounding; the other a big fuzzy wall of punk-rock ‘n’ synth. Both worth your ears’ attention. Arrgh, Masters of ArcTanGent. Why you make me choose? I can’t say. It’ll be a momentary decision.

NOTE: There is a very slight overlap with GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE who will be playing on the ARC stage.


Clash 4

YOHKAI STAGE

HARK – hard rock | metal | rock | sludge | doom metal | hardcore | noise rock | noisecore | stoner

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BIXLER STAGE

CODES IN THE CLOUDS – rock | cinematic-pop | post-pop | post-rock

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Pretty simple this one. Hark if you dig heavy. Codes in the Clouds if you dig post-rock. I’ve seen Codes live before so Hark it is.


Clash 5

YOHKAI STAGE

FEN – atmospheric | black-metal

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BIXLER STAGE

AK/DK – alternative | synth | krautrock | new wave | synthpunk

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AK/DK FFO Battles. It is really fun synth percussion madness. I saw them live the same time I saw Codes In The Clouds and I highly recommend them. The black metaller in me, however, craves some Fen so I’ll be over in YOHKAI.


Clash 6

YOHKAI STAGE

MYLETS – alternative | guitar looping | solo artist

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BIXLER STAGE

GUNNING FOR TAMAR – alternative | math-rock | pop-rock

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One man looping master, Mylets, is no Ed Sheeran and after seeing some footage of his live performance I really cannot wait to see him. I do enjoy the perfectly poppy math rock of Gunning for Tamar so a little disappointed to be missing them.


Clash 7

YOHKAI STAGE

YEAH OF NO LIGHT – ambient | drone | doom-metal | psychedelic rock | shoegaze | sludge metal

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BIXLER STAGE

&U&I – rock

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Originally Tangled Hair were playing the BIXLER stage and the decision to go and see Year Of No Light was a particularly easy one. I’ve been absorbing their stellar back catalogue recently and can’t get enough of their droning, doomy, post-metal. I will still be going to see them, but the decision is a little harder since &U&I have taken Tangled Hair’s place. Good, solid shouty rock!


Clash 8

YOHKAI STAGE

LITE – electronica | experimental | jazz | fusion | progressive rock | experimental rock | math-rock | post-rock

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BIXLER STAGE

I LIKE TRAINS – alternative | experimental

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Missed Lite the last time they were in the UK and I don’t intend to miss them again. The complexity of their mathy, synthy, rock blew me away on their last release, Installation. I what I’ve heard from I Like Trains and reckon they will display a great big atmospheric noise with some massive moments. A definite shame about this clash.


Next Wednesday: Part 4 looks at the clashes on the ARC and PX3 stage on Saturday 30th.