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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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Why Wait For Failure? – FaceOmeter (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although it is a clichéd term bandied about by lazy music writers struggling to find a clever label to pin on a songwriter, Will Tattersdill is a modern day troubadour, the very embodiment of a collector of story’s and purveyor … Continue reading

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O, Hinterland – The August List (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It seems to me that the calendrical bit of The August List’s name is quite poignant, as they seem to mine a similar musical seam as The Decemberists, but come dressed in lighter outer garments, as reflects their chosen season. … Continue reading

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