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Well for those in the know the wait is over and for those waiting the day is here. Shoegaze trail blazers and original scene pioneers Ride have shared the official video for Charm Assault. Although the (Official Audio) teasers for ‘Home is a Feeling’ and this track ‘Charm Assault’ were unveiled a few weeks ago. …

After more than ten years of playing heartfelt, affecting indie/folk, Oxford quartet Stornoway are bowing out with an 11 date farewell tour, due to take place next February/March, beginning at the Sage in Gateshead on February 27th and ending with a hometown show at Oxford’s New Theatre on March 12th. It follows the success of …

We’ve long been fans of Oxford instrumental five piece Maiians, so we’re delighted they’re about to furnish us (and the rest of the world) with an debut, self-titled album. Mixing up post-rock and electronica, and making it work in a live setting (and with two drummers…) is what the band set out to do, and …

Bonxie Album Artwork

Oxford four-piece Stornoway are back with a new album called ‘Bonxie’, released on 13th April through Cooking Vinyl. It’s the first of Stornoway’s albums to take the services of a producer, their previous releases being very much DIY efforts, but not DIY in quality I hasten to add. The producer in question is none other …

Oxford indie folk band Stornoway are back with a third, as yet untitled album, due out on April 13th. Searching for new ideas and with the lyrical cupboard (that is, his notebook) bare, songwriter and frontman Dr. Brian Briggsford took his family and upped sticks for the Gower Pennisula in Wales, perhaps (and I’m relying …

This is one of those songs that can invite different appreciations – an instinctively personal take perhaps, and an understanding informed by the facts behind the tale. Once you’ve read the inspiration, you might never be able to get back to your own. So here’s the track – think on for a while and then …

On Jools Holland’s Hootenanny  2010 they won me over. I’d resisted for God knows what reason, possibly because my friend Jo wouldn’t fucking shut up about them before I had even heard a song. I guess it might also be because at that particular time when all I knew was that one of their lyrics was “who …