Circuit Sweet Interview, Feature


August 18, 2015



When you hear the name ArcTanGent, you don’t need an introduction.  If you’re crazy for math-rock, post-rock, noise, experimental music and basically anything slightly out of the ordinary- then this respected festival is for you.

If you speak to any touring band, any established label, any music loving individual at any live show, you are guaranteed to talk about and asked if you’re attending this year’s ArcTanGent. The smaller sister festival of the equally renowned 2000 trees, and remarkably only in it’s third year, ArcTanGent festival lives up to it’s own legacy. It’s not just a weekend of incredible music they provide but they’ve curated their own solid music community, their own festival hub. The perfect combination of the best music and the best like- minded attendees.

The monumental line up features the likes of  Cult of Luna, Mylets, LITE, CHON, pg.lost, ToundraDillinger Escape Plan, Deafheaven ,The Fall of Troy, 65daysofstatic, OHHMS, Alright The Captain, Cleft, Talons,  Polymath, Deerhoof, Blanck Mass, Helms Alee, Mutiny On The Bounty, Delta Sleep, Axes, The Fierce & the Dead, Quadrupede,  Emma Ruth Rundle, Lambhorn, Juffage, Bodyhound and many many more.

With just a few more sleeps left until this years colossal weekend kicks off at Fernhill Farm, it’s time for the fun to begin. Everywhere you look our fellow press lovelies are all talking and hyping Arctangent, they’re every bit excited as we are. Continuing over the next few days we will be chatting to a special handful of talented and unique acts playing this years line up; to find out why ArcTanGent is special to them and who those other acts are that they’re desperate to see perform.



In one of our final few artist features we had the pleasure in chatting to London’s loveable quartet Quadrilles. We can’t wait to see these four perform again, there’s something very magical about their live sets. Their melodic and intricate elements within their math pop compositions will simply sweep you away. Each musician flirts with their arrangements  and together all four compliment one another. Quadrilles are easily one of the best UK bands around at the moment so make sure you catch them in their element at this years festival.

You’re playing this year’s ArcTanGent – How excited are you?

It’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster actually. First we found out we were going to play with Joan of Arc in London, and were obviously super excited, then straight away they cancelled their whole tour, and we were instantly super disappointed, but this obviously meant they also dropped out of ATG… I’m not going to try and claim we’re directly replacing them, but in short, they dropped out, we got asked to play and subsequently got more excited than we’ve ever been for a gig

What stage are you playing and what can we look forward to from your live set?

We’re on the PX3 stage on Friday – 2.30 pm. I have no idea what PX3 stands for. Oh, it’s a 65days song apparently

Expect a bunch of gorgeous looking lads awkwardly trying to dance to their own songs

Which acts are you desperate to see perform and why?

I don’t care what everyone says, I’m gonna go watch Kanye

Why is ArcTanGent special to you?

We’ve been every year so far, it’s always amazing fun. When I first saw the line-up in 2013 I remember thinking “Man, has someone just gone through my music collection and asked them all to play this thing?”

I think in general we love the intimacy and friendliness of it all. You can’t walk for more than a minute before seeing a band you really want to check out / someone you want to chat to / a burger you really want to stuff in your face

Give us some festival advice-what do we need to bring with us for this weekend? Do we need to prepare ourselves!

Bring your beard and your best stroking cream.

And a beer for me

Editors Note: Thank you Quadrilles. Why do we adore this band so much, well check out a live video below and see for yourselves-


QUADRILLES Live At The Stag and Hounds, Bristol from Circuit Sweet Media on Vimeo.

Well we’ve only got 1 or 2 interviews left but you’ve really no excuse to not be in a field with the best bands out there!  With only 2 more days left  get ready to enjoy this years arc!


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