By Magda Wrzeszcz

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So what do you do when you've put on pretty much the finest celebration of post rock the world has ever seen? Apparently you go out & book Mono, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Ef, team up with Sargent House and pack the undercard with wonderful rising talent like Rumour Cubes, Codes In The Clouds, Karhide, Lost In The Riots & Wicket; bands that readers of these pages may well be familiar with but a wider audience will get the pleasure of for the first time. 

Ahead of their appearance at the festival, we spoke to a number of the bands playing for the first time about what they're looking forward to. Today we talk to Tim from Karhide.

(((o))): On the scale of 7-10 - how excited are you to be performing at this year’s ATG (let’s be honest, anything below 7 won’t be acceptable)?

I’m currently about a 9! I can’t wait until the end of August so I can see so many ace bands and friends all in one place.

(((o))): How have you been preparing for this year’s performance and what can we expect from your show?

For Arctangent I have taken a step back and looked at the Karhide tracks for all the releases and I’m going to have bits from all the releases plus there maybe a cover thrown in but that will be a surprise.

(((o))): If you went last year (whether as a band or privately) - what were your highlights?

I didn’t get to go last year because I was away on a stag do but I was very jealous of everyone that went!

(((o))): What are you most looking forward to at this year’s festival - musically and in general (I can’t wait to try a cactus burrito for example)?

I’m really looking forward to finally getting to see God Is An Astronaut live. I keep missing them every time they tour and they should be great on the main stage.

(((o))): If you were to chose two bands to play next year, one headliner and one local, who would it be and why?

The band I would choose to headline are Shellac and the local band would be Signals who are great live.

(((o))): If you were given the chance to DJ one of the silent discos, give us a 5-song playlist of what you’d make us jump around to

1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut
Big Black - Jordan Minnesota
Refused - New Noise
Helmet - In the Meantime
Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds

(((o))): One of the best memories from last year was the always swarmed merch stand. What are you getting prepared for the ATG fans merch-wise? Any exclusives?

don’t think I’m going to have anything new back in time for Arctangent but I should have lots of the Field Records releases with me.

(((o))): The great thing about last year was the parade of awesome band t-shirts. Which band t-shirts will your band be sporting?

I’m not sure yet I have a silly amount of band tshirts so it might or might not be my Boards of Canada tshirt.

(((o))): Where will we be most likely to bump into you on site?

I would like to say the bar but I think it’s going to be the merch stand.

(((o))): Who’s on your ‘en route to ATG’ playlist? And who’s your designated driver?

I’m going to be my own driver and crew and at the moment I’m listening to the new EP by Lesser Key loads!

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