Adrianne Lenker: Abysskiss

Every now and again we stumble upon an album that quietly evolves as it’s absorbed—its images, chord changes and melodies, gradually weaving themselves into the fabric of our own makeup until it exists, uniquely, for us. Adrianne Lenker’s album abysskiss enacts this very journey, a quiet display of subtle beauty blossoming from its brutal, emotional […]

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Burning Down The House @ Cirkus – is it worth the vodka?

Image credit: Connor Thirlwell. Description: Cirkus on George Street. Picture the scene… you’ve spent the whole day in the library, you’re sick of writing notes on spiders’ sexual behaviour, your eyelids are drooping, then somebody suggests to you: “Burning Down the House? Cirkus?” So, reluctantly, you are persuaded to down a double vodka cranberry and […]

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Review: Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 11/11/18

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Mary Bevan – soprano David Stout – baritone Rowan Atkinson – narrator The Choir of The Queen’s College Owen Rees – conductor Image credit: PublicDomainPictures Attendees of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s Remembrance Day concert were treated to a thoughtfully crafted and magnificently performed programme to mark the centenary of the First World […]

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Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner EP – Intricate, disparate, and confusingly conglomerate

Image credit: Paul Hudson. Description: Public Service Broadcasting in performance. For those of us still reeling from Every Valley, getting news of Public Service Broadcasting’s new EP was like a punch in the face from the muse herself. White Star Liner is PSB’s second EP and tackles the Titanic, both semi-literally and metaphorically. It’s undeniable […]

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Black Peaks’ “All That Divides” – fresh, phat and completely together

Image credit: Black Peaks/Rise Records. Description: album cover of ‘All That Divides’. Black Peaks’ first album Statues, released in 2016, was one of the best debuts in rock music for at least a decade. Songs including Glass Built Castles and Saviour brought an explosive energy that, paired together with the band’s talented technical ability, made […]

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“We wouldn’t be a band without social media” – Superorganism talks to the Oxford Student

Image credit: Paul Hudson. Description: B from Superorganism performing live on microphone. Ahead of their headline show at the O2 Academy Oxford at the end of the month, we catch up with B from Superorganism on the phone to discuss technology, band politics and performing live. “There’s something so affecting in the reflections on my […]

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“I hope I make it home” – Gorillaz live at the Lucca Summer Festival July ‘18

Image credit: Bill Ebbeson. Description: Damon Albarn performing in 2010. Japanese culture considers it rude for someone to greet the day’s weather with impractical choices of clothing. Who knows if Damon Albarn is comfortable offensively sweating it out in a long-sleeve omelette yellow sweater and jeans on a sluggish, sultry evening in the Tuscan city […]

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