Maths – “The Fires Courting the Sea” LP
The UK’s screamo scene has always been off the radar, hidden, deeper than the underground. A small tribe of unsung heroes. The six tracks recorded in 2015 that make up this mini LP are the most recent Maths recordings to date (Does that mean they have since split up? I don’t know. But I think I’m right in saying that their vocalist is currently rocking hard in Norwich’s Other Half.) I used to see Maths play their explosive sets back in the days of hanging out with UKL bands Crocus, Attack Vipers, Throats and Ravachol (etc.). Fierce, frantic noise from fiercely independent minds. I recall something about one member of Math knowing all about Crass – not necessarily because they liked them, but because their parents used to hang out with Crass… which I still think is kind of ‘wow’.