Crashtactics are Siôn Roberts ­ formerly of indie-mathniks New Hips ­ and Alex Lynham, formerly of prog­shoegazers Nowhere Again. Sitting at the uneasy crossroads of metal, math/post­rock and shoegaze, their drumming has been compared to the tech metal stylings of Meshuggah, and their guitars to the amphetamine­fuelled shoegaze of Swervedriver. They also ripped off a Failure riff once. Nobody noticed.

And so Crashtactics find themselves leaping from genre to genre, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that their next leap will be the leap home.