Out of the ashes of the much-missed Fell City Girl, Oxford-based 4 piece The Winchell Riots have had a pretty explosive beginning. Their debut Oxford show sold out well in advance such was the hype, their second show at Truck Festival saw over 800 people pack into the Barn Stage to watch their set, and their third show saw the band tear apart Manchester's In The City showcase conference. Things move quickly in the world of The Winchell Riots.
Goldrush are a rock band from Oxfordshire, England. Their music has been compared to American drifters such as the Byrds, the Flaming Lips and Grandaddy. The band centres around brothers Robin Bennett (vocals, guitar) and his brother Joe (keyboards, guitar, vocals). The other members are Garo (lead guitar), Growler (bass) and G (drums). Original bassist Jef Clayton left the band in 2003. They were formed in the late 1990s under the name Whispering Bob, after the DJ "Whispering" Bob Harris, who frontman Robin once served while working in the local SPAR shop.
Spiky indie punk-rock with a 'Jam vintage’, brought up-to date with a twist of Young Knives and Bloc Party.
The Black Hats are a 3 piece indie rock band formed in Oxford, UK in 2006. The lineup consists of Guitarist Nick Breakspear, Bassist Ian Budd and Drummer Mark Franklin. Following an impressive year which included the release of their debut album, headlining the Oxford Punt festival, a live session for BBC Introducing (Oxford) and a blistering set at Cornbury festival, the Black Hats move into 2010 with an acclaimed new EP...
Joe Chapman is a multi instrumentalist musician, singer, songwriter, producer and broadcaster from Oxford, England. He is the vocalist and bass guitarist with psych drone band The Neon Violets and runs Yurt Sessions which features bands, poetry, discussion and interviews broadcast live online from a Mongolian yurt. Joe is currently recording a solo album and looking for new musicians to join The Neon Violets.
Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element are a three-piece experimental electronic band from oxford and london, formed in 2000. Initially conceived as an experiment in improvised electronic music, early compositions were hour-long slabs of sound, utilising the likes of glue, crisps, clockwork toys and kitchen utensils alongside the standard array of programmed rhythms, samples, and effects. These early dissections developed into a scattershot cut 'n' paste aesthetic taking as much from detroit house as it does from chicago guitar noise.
Philip James Selway (born May 23, 1967 in Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), England) is the drummer of alternative rock band Radiohead. Radiohead work Apart from his regular band duties, Phil also occasionally sings backing vocals during their live performances, especially notable on "There There" and since the album Kid A he has also contributed drum machine programming. His ultra-precise timing and varied drumming helps to give the band its distinct sound.