Pick Of The Singles Out This Week

May 26, 2010

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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 […]

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Camp Bestival: ‘The Alternative Weekend Retreat’

May 17, 2010

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Whether seen as an alternative option or simply a warm-up to its much larger sibling, Rob da Bank’s Camp Bestival is certainly one festival that should not be overlooked this summer. Set within the spectacular grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset, the family-friendly festival provides all ages with the fanatical fairytale that a weekend retreat […]

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Sounds Of The Summer

May 7, 2010

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A brief look at those festivals that won’t make such a dent in the petrol funds, all of the below are relatively close options for those in the Oxford area this summer. Wood: 21st – 23rd May 2010, Brazier Park, Oxfordshire Wood is Truck’s offshoot festival, which boasts a more folk driven line up. Taking […]

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A Few Kind Words With Orlando Weeks

May 7, 2010

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Orlando Weeks looks tired. The lead singer of the Maccabess collapses down on the sofa in the bar of the O2 academy with a huge sigh. The band are in the middle of headlining the NME Awards, supported by The Drums, The Big Pink and Bombay Bicycle Club. Rebecca Johnson chats to the frontman about […]

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An Interview With Dan Le Sac/Scroobius Pip

May 7, 2010

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OB: How long has the tour been going for? Scroobius Pip: its been going for two weeks now, it ends tomorrow, well the U.K leg and then we’ve got a few days off before starting the European stint and then Ireland. OB: How do you go down in the U.S? SP: There’s the odd town […]

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Theatre Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

May 7, 2010

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Venue: Oxford Playhouse. Nothing but praise has been awarded to the revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof so expectations were high. It can be easily said that these expectations were met and succeeded. The clearest slant director Debbie Allen gives the play is the casting of an all-black family. When Williams first wrote […]

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An Interview With Little Fourpaws

May 7, 2010

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Little Fourpaws are the best musical offering to come out of Brookes this year and have been extremely impressive on Oxford’s acoustic circuit. OB: How long have Little Fourpaws been together? LFP: It started as just a solo project, named from an E.E Cummings poem: ‘why did you go’. The first time we played together […]

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