‘Contact Fix’ released in February this year was the highly-anticipated follow-up to Alright the Captain’s début album ‘SNIB’.
‘Contact Fix’ showed a developed sound but was still instantly recognisable to fans of the band as it captured the progression of the trio, their song writing, structures and their musical ability. The album showcased more mature compositions while still exploring the bands mathy jazz sound with the likes of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Prog, Rock A Rolla and Total Guitar Magazine all heaping praise on the record.
Masterfully combining virtuosic instrumentation with unabashed musical experimentation, Derby-based trio ATC have established themselves as a sonic force to be reckoned with, thanks to their uniquely imaginative brand of math-rock. Their sprawling and varied career has seen them sharing stages with post-rock luminaries including Mono, toe, 65daysofstatic, Pelican, Tera Melos, ASIWYFA, Maybeshewill, Adebisi Shank, This Will Destroy You, ZU, Holy Fuck and many more.
The band’s jazz-inflected craft is brilliantly propelled by an unrestrained restless energy and bold sense of boundlessness that recognises zero confines. Melding intricate fretboard tangents with summoning rhythms, noise rock throw-downs with delicate, effects-laden passages and painstaking instrumental majesty with an intent-drenched zeal, the band’s music evokes everyone from Don Caballero, Giraffes? Giraffes! and Slint to Tera Melos, June of 44 and toe.
Having already toured heavily throughout the year the band will now be playing another runs of shows throughout August and September with appearances at Y Not Festival and ArcTanGent.
UK TOUR DATES – 2015
1st August – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
6th August – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells*
7th August – Camden Barfly, London*
9th August – Maguires, Liverpool*
20th – 22nd August – Arctangent Festival, Bristol
28th August – JT Soar, Nottingham
29th August – Blue Room, Blackpool
12th September – MADE, Sheffield
14th September – JT Soar, Nottingham
20th September – Ye Olde Spa, Derby
* with Death and the Penguin
‘Top of the class captain. Alright!’ – 4/5 – Kerrang
‘gargantuan riffs and sporadic chord changes that recalls 65days et al at their most embryonic’ – Drowned in Sound
there are a lot of bands around at the moment making Math-Rock, there aren’t many who are doing it like this. – 9/10 – The 405
‘stays just the tasteful side of noddle’ – Prog Magazine
‘Contact Fix improves on an already intriguing formula and does everything right in the process’ – Rock A Rolla
‘The band’s best work yet’ – 8/10 – Rock Sound
‘Unpredictable and engaging, Contact Fix is an exuberant burst of technical energy’ – 4/5 – Total Guitar
‘Consistently engaging and visceral too’ – Terrorizer
Watch the video for ‘Ben & Barbara’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAryDEGFGY0