Active from 2002-2010, Oxford’s Youthmovies earned a reputation as a compelling and unpredictable live act. The band toured extensively, alongside numerous collaborations, improvised performances, and live soundtracks in galleries, theatres and forests.

Youthmovies sound is dense, restless and jarring. They touch on noise, post-rock, psych, jazz and krautrock – not only in the same song but often in the same breath.

The band released two albums: Hurrah! Another Year Surely This One Will Be Better Than the Last, the Inexorable March of Progress Will Lead Us All to Happiness & Good Nature. In 2017 they created an exhaustive archive of their recorded works on Bandcamp: https://ymss.bandcamp.com/

In addition to this special performance for Arctangent, 2021 will see Youthmovies release new music for the first time in 13 years.