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The Blind Hot Gems (ft Dobby) @ Newtown Social Club, 28th Dec

SHOW NOTES “It’s might have been three years since they last played together, but Blind Hot Gems can clearly still play like demons, and their technically outrageous, high-energy set of instrumentals are impressive. They’re joined by young rapper Dobby for a few tracks though, who is just crazy good, and his bullet-fast and crystal-clear delivery […]

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Big White @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “Big White close out tonight’s festive daftness with a festively daft set of high-energy and well-tailored pop gems. It’s a Big White Christmas, and with the actual Santa joining the stage for some tambourine action, it’s all our Xmas wishes on one stage. Tons and tons of fun.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram […]

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Morning TV @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “One of the loveliest bands on the go right now, Morning TV are rarely anything except a joy to watch. It’s buttery smooth, but with a steel core, with hints of The Sundays and The Cure causing outbreaks of grinning all over the room. Extra points for matching Santa hats, too.” LEARN MORE […]

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Phantastic Ferniture @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “Playing their own party, Phantastic Ferniture drop one belter after another. “Gap Year” and set-closer “Fuckin’ & Rolling” are as dense and stellar as ever, but it’s the power of that voice that propels the tight tunes to next-level status. Once you’ve had Julia Jacklin sing “All I Want For Christmas Is You” […]

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Emma Russack @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “As the crowd flows back into the Gallery, Emma Russack warns us that the fun’s over, it’s time for a sad set. Sure, it’s not exactly a chirpy set of songs, but it’s still a joyous one, a rich pleasure from start to finish, ending on a fab cover of Lennon’s “Happy Xmas […]

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Flowertruck @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “There’s never a quiet moment with Flowertruck, and tonight’s no exception – if their PiL-ish, hyper-wired, pharmaceutical smile of a set isn’t enough to get you moving, the live marriage proposal should have done the trick. Not many finer bands around, and no mistake.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram LIVE: Flowertruck @ Oxford […]

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Georgia Mulligan @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “It’s a gorgeous set from Georgia Mulligan, shades of PJ Harvey’s steel tinged with dusty sunsets.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram LIVE: Georgia Mulligan @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd DecLIVE: Georgia Mulligan @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd DecLIVE: Georgia Mulligan @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd DecLIVE: Georgia Mulligan @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd […]

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Betty & Oswald @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd Dec

SHOW NOTES “Betty & Oswald open up tonight – oddball pop delivered with bags of charm.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram | Twitter LIVE: Betty & Oswald @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd DecLIVE: Betty & Oswald @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd DecLIVE: Betty & Oswald @ Oxford Art Factory, 22nd DecLIVE: Betty & Oswald @ […]

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Letters To Lions @ Leadbelly, 10th Dec

SHOW NOTES “By the time Letters To Lions come onstage, the wheels are coming off in the crowd and there’s well-oiled enthusiasm, and you don’t have to be roaring, stage-diving drunk to understand why (although there’s plenty of that too). Coming off the end of a tour, the band are in high spirits and have […]