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Maths Class by Marc West
Maths Class by Marc West

Maths Class interview

When is Maths Class in Oxford not a studiously difficult brain teaser of a subject?

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With a jagged techno-rock sound, irresistible charm and an inimitable look to match, Maths Class seem to cause quite a stir everywhere they go – and, as if we needed reminding, their long-awaited Oxford debut proved that Brighton really does rock!

Adding up to more than the sum of their parts, the south coast-based quintet have clearly done their homework and look set to take this summer by storm – despite having neither a release or record deal to their name…yet.

Kicking off with the frantic Replays of Relays, they’re noticeably influenced by fellow experimentalists Sh*tdisco and Oxford’s own math rock merchants Foals – with whom they share an infamous preference for partying hard.

Spiky guitars + scattershot drumming + driving bass lines and angular synth hooks all driven to warp speed by shrieking vocals = a performance that is as tight and stimulating as their highly coloured girls jeans.

A sweaty, spitting and stuttering We Are The Nightlife quickly backed up with the exhilarating romp of Six Steps To Sex sees the pie-eyed punters compulsively burst into a fully fluorescent dysfunctional robotic dance and causes enigmatic vocalist Tim Sketchley to thrash around the stage, before launching into the crowd like something equating to a demented teenaged Morrissey OD’ing on Metallica at 78rpm.

Excellent A+

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