Choir of Echoes a resounding success

When I opened an email about Peggy Sue’s new album Choir of Echoes, I was told that they were “far from your average post-folk band”. I paused, then read it again. Post-folk? I have no idea what my average post-folk band is meant to sound like, but if it’s anything like ‘post-punk’ or ‘post-feminism’, I’m […]

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Warpaint Battle-Ready

Warpaint’s debut, The Fool, was dark, seductive and sinister, but there was still a hint of fear and vulnerability. As Warpaint opens, the powerful drums and increased tempo immediately hit with an unbridled confidence, banishing any suggestion of such weaknesses. Initially there’s slight apprehension. The exciting but truncated ‘Intro’ leads into ‘Keep It Healthy’, which […]

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Hilary 2014 Gig Guide

Eleanor Hall gives us a glimpse of next term’s greatest-looking gigs from across the musical spectrum… With the end of the Christmas vac drawing ever closer, the dread of another term of deadlines, drizzle and dodgy dinners is probably starting to creep up on you. But it’s not all bad news as Oxford’s vibrant and […]

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Crown Jools

Sophie Terrett looks forward to seeing in the New Year with Jools Holland, Rudimental and a load of drunk relatives.  I can’t possibly imagine seeing in a New Year without sitting down with my family and a glass of something bubbly in hand to watch Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny. It won’t officially be 2014 until […]

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Bey-yond Amazing

Given that this year brought us many exciting debuts, alongside Yeezus, Overgrown and I’ll grudgingly say Magna Carta, it’s certainly been a huge challenge to stand out in 2013. Fortunately, this is a task which means absolutely nothing to King Bey. On the 13th of December, she sent the internet into frenzy by releasing a […]

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