8th June | Exchange, Stag and Hounds & The Elmer’s Arms.

If you were at last year’s inaugural Triptych, then you’ll already be aware of exactly why its return is such an exciting prospect. Hosted by Gravy Train, an ever-compelling and imperative presence within our vibrant live music scene, the day festival brings together an array of some of the most ground-breaking experimental and noise artists from both locally and further afield.

With last year’s event featuring the likes of Aja, Scalping, and E B U, (you can read more in our account of it here) this year sees an even more expansive line-up, this time spread across The Stag & Hounds, Exchange, and The Elmer’s Arms. And the incredible wealth of artists that Gravy Train has amassed for this year’s festival undeniably proffers a glistening beacon of sonic catharsis amidst the impending sense of doom surrounding our quotidian existence right now.

There’s the glacial, gothic dark-wave techno of enigmatic duo, Fever 103o , the exuberant, hazy alt-rock of Pet Shimmers, and the sprawling psychedelic intonations of The Evil Usses to look forward to. Not to mention the idiosyncratic, industrial trap of Kinlaw & Franco Franco, and Orryx’s spectral, mesmerising soundscapes. Whilst from further afield, JK Flesh (aka Justin K Broadrick/ Godflesh) brings his ominous, hypnotic techno, and emerging Russian outfit, Gnoomes promises spiralling, immersive swathes of hazy psych-rock. And to add to that, Hey Colossus and USA Nails will undoubtedly provide a heady onslaught of noise in their own distinct, respective ways.

I could go on further detailing all the inimitable artists we have to anticipate, but as you can gather, this is a formidable line-up that Gravy Train has curated. With DJs still to be announced, Triptych looks set to further establish itself as an integral event in the summer festival circuit for all of us fans of the noisier, more experimental side of things.

Unsurprisingly, tickets are flying out and, speaking from experience of attending last year’s outstanding event, if this sounds like your kind of music happening, don’t hesitate to get a ticket before it’s too late.

See the video for ‘Wowtown’ by The Evil Usses here: