Happiness and Misery: In Conversation with The Leisure Society’s Nick Hemming

(Image: The Leisure Society playing in London) Ahead of their gig at The Bullingdon on 20th September, I caught up with The Leisure Society’s frontman Nick Hemming to discuss their latest album, Arrivals and Departures, his biggest influences, and the creative process that shapes his songwriting. Currently on the second leg of their biggest tour, […]

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A dreamy evening with OUBB and OUWO

Once upon a time, the Oxford University Brass Band (OUBB) and the Oxford University Wind Orchestra (OUWO) combined forces to deliver an evening of music based on fantasy and make-believe. The performance featured a varied repertoire of old and new, light-hearted and serious, understated and ornate – and the results were magical indeed. The Once […]

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Live Review: Twin Peaks at The Joiners

When Chicago-natives Jack Dolan (bassist/vocalist), Cadien Lake James (guitarist/vocalist), Clay Frankel (guitarist/vocalist), and Connor Brodner (drummer) first formed Twin Peaks in high school and went on their first tour senior year, they could most likely be found in the basements and backyards of any locals or friends that were willing to lend them a space. […]

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Review: Ezra Furman

When Ezra Furman laughs that the crowd is ‘starting to get the hang of it’ three songs into his frenetic, marathon set, the crowd understand exactly what he’s talking about. Resplendent in a pink shirt, skirt, red lipstick and pearls, Ezra Furman is by no means a typical rockstar. Raising money on Kickstarter for his […]

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Herald the shark

Last week, upcoming student band Rainbow Shark played a gig at the Wheatsheaf to launch their debut self-titled EP. Jack Levy sings, plays the keys, and crafts the electronics, whilst Bill Wright plays the guitar. The duo’s set showcased the breadth of their material and marked them out as an Oxford group set to rival […]

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