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Restless  –  John Forrester (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As Forrester sings “I need to work for me and not for them” on New Season, you quickly get to the heart of this album, though the title itself is a pretty good guide in itself. The life of being … Continue reading

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The Missing Persians – The Missing Persians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As soon as Old Man’s Shoes emanates from the speakers you quickly realise that you are in a very different musical world from the vast majority of music made these days. I guess it is an age thing, once you … Continue reading

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Haneen – Brickwork Lizards (reviewed by Sarah Ryan)

Having watched Brickwork Lizards at Wychwood Festival in 2017, I can say, honestly and without doubt, that they are one of the most imaginative, inventive, and musically intoxicating bands I have ever encountered. Stumbling upon this creative concoction of a … Continue reading

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Shotgun Six ep – Shotgun Six (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What’s in a name? When you hear the moniker Shotgun Six your mind can’t help but conjure leather clad, classic rock warriors, stuck in an eternal mid seventies nirvana. But we all know about judging books by their cover don’t … Continue reading

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Okami – Lowws (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Okami is what happens when indie music decides to turn away from the well-trodden, primary coloured and fashion-focused path and has a bit of a fling with dream-pop. Admit it, they were destined to hook up at some point and … Continue reading

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Nick Harper and the Wilderness Kids hit the road

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Killing Joke on Tour Oct/Nov

With the release of their new album Pylon just over the horizon, Killing Joke have added an extra date to their headline UK tour in Oct/Nov. The tour will now include a show at the O2 Academy Oxford & culminates at London’s renowned Roundhouse. … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – LXIII : A Berry Bursts – twin hidden

 Twin Hidden is the brainchild of Matthew Shribman and Sam Lea. Performing comfortably as a two piece or as a larger, rotating group of musicians, this pair of best friends have spent the last year cementing their roles as multi-instrumentalists, producers and precociously talented … Continue reading

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Searching For the Supertruth – The Dreaming Spires (Clubhouse Records) Reviewed by Dave Franklin

Two of the genres that we cover rather a lot here at Dancing About Architecture are the broad and swirling post-punk shoegaze spectrum and rootsy country and folk acts. It is with both surprise and joy that I have at … Continue reading

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Balloon Ascents (e.p.) – Balloon Ascents – reviewed by Ed Dyer

Balloon Ascents are a young Oxford band earmarked for really big things. They have some really heavyweight support behind the scenes from some of Oxford’s music royalty (members of Radiohead & Stornoway are taking a keen interest) and it is immediately obvious … Continue reading

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