WAY THROUGH are Claire Titley and Christopher Tipton, a pastoral punk duo originally from Shropshire, now residing in London. Informed by the field as much as the flyover, Way Through write songs which phase in and out with guitar, tapes, damaged drums and vocals. Using wrong-footed repetition, rapid interplay and free-looping happenstance the band create a ragged yet intuitive tapestry of sound.
Way Through’s critically received debut, ‘Arrow Shower’ was released on Upset The Rhythm in 2011, its songs walked the streets of market towns and focussed on how personal experience affects our perception of a shared landscape, haunted by inward territories. They then followed up their album with a deep map of East London’s Bethnal Green, captured in text, photographs and music, which WIRE described in an interview with the band as “a guided walk through the mythologised outposts of ordinariness… a project rich in topographical lore”. The Quietus added that Way Through “document and create another version of place that somehow seeps into the space between reality and urban fantasy”.