From the shoe gazing of Ride, through the melancholy of Radiohead, to the math rock of Foals; Oxford over the years has produced some cracking bands.
Join us on 29th March to discover the result of our Radiohead vote and to hear some Oxford inspired tunes, all of course on Vinyl for your listening pleasure.
David Craig is looking after this event. You can contact him via Twitter @David___Craig.
Vinyl record sales are at their highest levels for more than a decade. Boosted by events such as Record Store Day, vinyl records are having somewhat of a resurgence.
So, to try get away from an image of a few “old” blokes sat in a darkened room reminiscing about the good old days (not that there’s anything wrong with that), we thought it might be a good opportunity to embrace the new, and celebrate the continued success of our much loved format.
Heck, it might even be fun to listen to some new vinyl without years worth of scratches.
So with the help of Record Club regular, Andy, we restricted this event to vinyl people have bought since the start of record club in September 2010.
To kick start things Andy chose Restless Idylls by Tropic of Cancer (2013). The vote for the other albums to be played on the night, resulted in us hearing the latest fromMogwai and Neko Case.
In “Record club plays something from this year” shocker, it was great to hear Mogwai (again). This is their 8th studio album, and the winnner of the poll for our New Vinyl event.
Restless Idylls – Tropic Of Cancer
“Restless Idylls is the debut album by Tropic of Cancer.
It consists of eight new recordings, written and performed by Camella Lobo in Los Angeles, with additional production from Karl O’Connor (Regis) in New York and London. It marks ToC’s return to Blackest Ever Black two years after the three-track EP The Sorrow Of Two Blooms, the label’s third release and one if its most cherished. “
How one man manged to vote 18 times to get this record on our New Vinyl playlist I’ll never know, but I’m very glad he did.