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Gathering Festival Oxford – October 19th 2013

Multi-venue town centre festivals aren’t a particularly new phenomenon, but they have only crept into my consciousness over the last couple of years. This year, I have visited two, The

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Franz Ferdinand – New Slang, August 29th 2013

Franz Ferdinand – New Slang, August 29th 2013: I’d underestimated how much fun a full venue ready for a sing-a-long could be. Lots of big hitters in a great set,

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AlunaGeorge Mania (3 gigs)

I’m going to have to take you back in time a month or so for the beginning of this review, before spiriting you forwards again, for in the last five

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To Kill a King – Banquet Records, February 25th 2013

Picture the scene: Monday evening. 6.10pm. A small record store in Kingston Upon Thames, Banquet Records. An audience of forty or so. A five-piece band with two instruments (three if

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AlunaGeorge – XOYO, February 19th 2013

Since being shortlisted for the 2013 Brit Awards Critics’ Choice and coming second place in the BBC Sound of 2013 poll, duo AlunaGeorge have enjoyed some commercial and critical success

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The 1975 – Sex EP

Remember 1975? Well I don’t. However, this Manchester 4-piece called The 1975, with frontman Matt Healy, decided that using that year as a band name would be rather awesome; just

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Rodrigo y Gabriela – Day of the Dead Festival, October 31st 2012

You would think that Halloween is the only cool thing at the end of October right? Well, if you’re tired of the awful costumes and accidentally giving cocaine to the

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Tall Ships – XOYO, October 22nd 2012

As a band, you know you’re doing okay as soon as there are grim and grumpy ticket touters in front of the venue on a sold-out night. That was the