Live Review: Local Natives

Local Natives, an indie rock band originally formed in Southern California, opened the UK leg of their “Sunlit Youth” tour at the O2 Academy, Oxford 1 November. The insistence of their call for social awareness equalled the high quality of their live music. They struck a nice balance between past hits and recent releases, making […]

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Interview: Wolf Alice

2015 was an impressive year for British-band Wolf Alice. Having secured a Brit award nomination for Best British Breakthrough Act and a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance (with their track ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’), the band are now getting ready for another UK tour. They play at the O2 Academy in Oxford on Sunday 13th […]

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Dates for the diary

If you find yourself hanging around in Oxford over the vac, essayless and  alone, don’t worry! We’ve put together a handy guide so you can fill your vac with beautiful, boredom-alleviating noise. Paul Lewis @ the Sheldonian, 18th March 2014 Pianist Paul Lewis performs Bach, Beethoven, Liszt,  and Mussorgsky at this concert  for lovers of […]

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Reeling them in

With drinks dripping off the low ceiling, an average of three (visible) piercings per audience member and an enthusiastic warm-up by Less Than Jake, the O2 was transformed from a corner of miserably-rainy Cowley Road into a slice of alternative Californian sunshine. Reel Big Fish are the champions of fusing lyrics about jealousy, relationship hell, […]

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