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Album Review: Prince – 20Ten

July 12, 2010


Release Date: 10th July (UK and Ireland) Record Label: NPG Records On the 10th July 2010, Popular music icon Prince released his thirty third studio album, entitled ’20Ten’. Rather than the predictable and often ceremonious release through record stores and download sites, Prince decided that for the second time in his career he would simply […]

Live Review: Kele Okereke

July 6, 2010


Venue: O2 Academy Oxford Date: 2nd July For those of you who don’t know, Kele [Okereke] is the lead singer and guitarist from the East London Indie outfit Bloc Party. Tonight however, we see Kele going it alone (with the assistance of a new support band), performing in only his third outing as a solo […]

Live Review: Ellie Goulding

June 18, 2010


Venue: Shepherd’s Bush Empire Date: June 9th The luminous, pale blue glow of hundreds of camera phones fills the crowded amphitheatre that is Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Screams of anticipation rise and subside like waves crashing against the stage as an expectant, female dominated audience monitor the surrounding room with military precision, in hope of being […]

From Recent Archives: OCM Events

June 3, 2010


The music-based venture known as Oxford Contemporary Music (OCM) provides musical insight, inspiration and promotes innovation. As a respected charity, which has evoked support from local councils as well as both Universities within Oxford in recent years, the organisation strives to create opportunities for those with musical aspirations and also seeks to broaden musical horizons. […]

Pick Of The Singles Out This Week

May 26, 2010


The Cheek – Just One Night (A&M Records) You cannot help but ponder when the moment will come by which the radio waves will be coveted with a catalogue of releases from this band and comparable insight into new uprising talent will be juxtaposed with the distinguishable sound of their hook-heavy, pulsating indie-pop. ‘Just One […]

Live Review: First Aid Kit

May 7, 2010


Venue: Jericho Tavern, Oxford. Hailing from their native home of Stockholm, First Aid Kit waltz on stage to a heaving cluster of fans upstairs at the Jericho Tavern. Aged merely 16 and 19 respectively Klara and Johanna Soderberg give an effortless rendition of their recently released debut album The Big Black and The Blue.  Dressed […]

Live Review: Alejardro Tolendo and The Magic Tombolinoss

May 7, 2010


Venue: Bossaphonik at The Cellar, Oxford Anyone familiar with Ferwin Court will know that sensation of anticipation rising from the depths of your stomach whilst walking through the narrow confines of the ally walls. Descending down the stairs into the Cellar always leaves me with this inevitable feeling. Usually it’s the one too many Baileys, but […]