Articles by Jody Dunstan
It’s a refreshing change from the endless stream of generic heavy music from bands with scary-sounding names.
It is an emotional record and not an easy listen but is something that is worth perseverance, when you get passed the in your face nature of the music there is a lot more to find.
After an exhilarating first ArcTanGent show, Liam and Ari from Hidden Mothers sit down with Jody Dunstan to talk about humble beginnings, their upcoming album, and blowing away hangovers with blastbeats.
Rather than give a play-by-play review of ArcTanGent, I want to write about a few of my personal highlights of the festival. The beauty of the setup is that you can dip in and out of sets; nothing is more than a few minutes’ walk away. . .
Carson and Dan from The Callous Daosboys sit down for a quick chat ahead of their wonderful set at ArcTanGent 2023 to talk about their first trip to the UK, doing whatever they want and winning over crowds.
Scott, Annie and Daphne from CLT DRP took time to sit down with Jody Dunstan at ArcTanGent (when they probably should have been sound checking) and discussed making music during a pandemic, stealing fans and growing as a band.
Before their magnificent show at ArcTanGent, Bell Witch’s Dylan Desmond sat down with Jody Dunstan for a deep dive into their process of musical creation… and spaghetti.
Before their chaotic show at ArcTanGent, Harry and George from Death Goals had an equally chaotic chat with Jody Dunstan and discussed acceptance, making music with your friends and their love for the festival.
Jody Dunstan caught up with Dawn Ray’d’s Simon Barr for a quick chat about the perils, pitfalls and positives of being in a protest band.
LLNN sat down with Jody Dunstan before their blistering set at ArcTangent 2023 and talked about recording sounds from a blacksmith’s forge, writing “stupid” riffs and pushing the boundaries of cinematic and very heavy music.
After a stunning show at ArcTanGent 2023, Svalbard’s Serena Cherry sat down with Jody Dunstan to discuss the fans’ reaction to their music, their creative process and what to expect from their upcoming album.
ArcTanGent, the Bristol-based, independent festival starts tomorrow, with a variety of over 50 acts. Jody Dunstan steers carefully through the clash-finder and picks out his personal favourites.
It’s rare for a band to hit their stride so soon, especially in such complex and multi-faceted music but they manage it well and have created a very heavy, aggressive and exciting album.
Big|Brave played a show that took their latest album (which they played in full) to a different level. Earth shatteringly heavy at times, with lovely, textured sounds at others, the sheer volume and dynamics the band command take their live show to another dimension.
A new vocalist has breathed some new life into the band and at the same time brought back the short, sharp and aggressive sound from their earlier work. It’s a fun album. It would be good to see this band get some more exposure and a band that I am looking forward to seeing live.
Conan have proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned with in the doom/sludge scene. Consistent but not dull and they continue to produce albums that are not only familiar but also move the genre forwards and keep things interesting for the listener.
Seeing these two musicians in such a venue was, in short, a wonderful experience. The crowd were respectful and totally absorbed by the music. Both acts were faultless, despite them both playing different sets in a very different setting than they are probably used to. It was intimate, very personal and a pleasure to be able to spend a few hours enjoying the music.
This is exciting, emotive and extremely enjoyable. If you have an hour spare, give this a listen and you will be handsomely rewarded. If there is any justice in the world this album should get DVNE a much wider fan-base.
Alpha Male Tea Party have used the pain and strong emotions they undoubtedly felt and ran with their emotions to create something that is familiar but different. Heavier than their previous work but also creative musically, mature and well-executed.
It’s a finely crafted, frankly, very good album. It shows a band on a journey and not afraid to experiment. There is everything from heavy as hell, thick riffs to melodic piano and brass. I truly hope there are some music venues to go back to hear this music live
Beneath a Steel Sky is an interesting album and they touch on a variety of different styles and emotions in a short album. I hope the band can build on the work they have done here and really explore and build on the roots of what they have created. There is depth to their music and despite the isolation some mutual understanding of each other.