An artist slaves away painting his canvas, only to discover the wash of colours that enters the sink as he cleans up produces something more beautiful than the piece itself. There’s a deeper meaning somewhere in that dream, but more importantly there was also a bandname, ArtClassSink.
We started out playing in the same venues that they have played which was quite daunting at first, but we soon started to love it and have since played for BBC Introducing supporting Brooklyn's Augustines, headlined The Garage as well as playing in dark and dingy clubs with bands such as This Town Needs Guns, SKATERS, Superfood and Temples.
We are Joe Biggs (Vocals, Guitar), Samuel Edwards (Vocals, Bass), Eliott Benoist (Guitar) and our drummer Jack Pilston who was assembled at Skynet headquarters in San Francisco in 1992, as the original prototype for the T800!
Our one rule about our music has always been to write about what you know, whether it be heartache, your dreams or even your broken car, nothing comes through music like real emotion. As for our sound, we got frustrated waiting to hear bands who could create a spacious sound yet still have that punchy aggression to keep you wanting more. We decided to do it ourselves and we think we have gotten close to doing just that!
Our new EP, ILLA recorded at Safehouse Studios, Produced by Tim Roberts, Kit Monteith and Jamie Morris is now available to download from itunes, amazon and streaming sites.
"ACS- Atmospheric alt rock with a touch of psychedelia. The Cure melancholy meets Dinosaur Jr's shoegazing. Some of their intros bring an indier version of Sleep (Deftones' sideproject) to mind" - Dublin Castle
"ArtClassSink utilised the cavernous setting to conjure a distinctly foreboding sound. The riffs, especially, are like evacuation alarms before a hurricane makes landfall, wailing above Joe Biggs voice and the drum beats richocheting off the walls" - Oxford Music Scene
" Oxford's ArtClassSink promise shimmering post-punk that errs on the side of The Smiths" - Timeout