Mark Cope (The Candyskins, Nine Stone Cowboy) EXCLUSIVE interview

Mark Cope

Mark Cope has been around the Oxford music scene for awhile now. Most people here probably became familiar with him and his music when he played guitar in BritPop band The Candyskins …

Mark Cope

Mark Cope has been around the Oxford music scene for awhile now. Most people here probably became familiar with him and his music when he played guitar in BritPop band The Candyskins …

Angus & Julia Stone – ‘A Book Like This’ album review

Angus & Julia Stone

OK, so I’m in love. With a brother and sister from Sydney, Australia. But before you jump to any conclusions, this is not a recipe for some Channel 5 ‘documentary’ …

Angus & Julia Stone

OK, so I’m in love. With a brother and sister from Sydney, Australia. But before you jump to any conclusions, this is not a recipe for some Channel 5 ‘documentary’ …

Eels – Live at the New Theatre Oxford review

Last Sunday (March 23), I went to the New Theatre in Oxford for the Eels show. Before moving to England I didn’t know much about the Eels – even though the founder of Eels, Mark Oliver Everett, AKA E, is originally from Virginia and now LA. Here in England though, the handful of musicians that … Continue reading “Eels – Live at the New Theatre Oxford review”

Guillemots NEW “Falling Out of Reach” video starring Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf!)

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen – or Gandalf from Lord of the Rings as he’s known to many – is starring in Guillemots’ new video for their single, “Falling Out of Reach”! …

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen – or Gandalf from Lord of the Rings as he’s known to many – is starring in Guillemots’ new video for their single, “Falling Out of Reach”! …

Watch Elbow interview + acoustic Grounds For Divorce, video

This just in: a cool video interview with members of Elbow! I’ve been enjoying their latest single, “Grounds For Divorce”, and the video for the song has been getting airplay on TV. I like the rootsy, bluesy vibe of the song, a different feel for what’s out there at the moment, pleasing new and old … Continue reading “Watch Elbow interview + acoustic Grounds For Divorce, video”

Guillemots LIVE at Carling Academy Oxford review + tour dates

Guillemots played downstairs at the Carling Academy Oxford on Monday, March 10th. I’ve seen them play quite a few times, and the set that they played Monday night was possibly one of their best. Fyfe Dangerfield’s voice was on form, sailing through the high notes – and with Fyfe the notes do tend to get … Continue reading “Guillemots LIVE at Carling Academy Oxford review + tour dates”

Duffy LIVE at Carling Academy Oxford review

I had the pleasure of seeing Duffy play live at Carling Academy Oxford (Zodiac) Sunday night, March 9th. It was a sold out show, with Duffy and her 6-piece band performing upstairs. I was surprised that she wasn’t playing downstairs in the larger capacity venue. It was a bit snug upstairs, packed, but more intimate. … Continue reading “Duffy LIVE at Carling Academy Oxford review”