Candy Says covers Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill – “a haunting remake”

Covering Kate Bush is no easy feat. And yet, Oxford’s Candy Says have completely owned their cover of Bush’s Running Up That Hill. From the moment...

Review: Thriller Live in Concert at the Wyvern Theatre – “a great tribute to...

By Karen Randall  When you see a tribute act playing at a venue, you kind of think, "Yes, I'll go see that, I’m sure it...

Review: Macbeth at New Theatre Oxford – “an avant-garde remaking”

An apocalyptic outback awaits the audience at New Theatre Oxford as the National Theatre delivers a contemporary and brutalist rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Having only...

The Coconut Tree, Oxford – luscious Sri Lankan street food, superb ‘cocotails’

Before heading out on a minor bar crawl up Cowley Road, I made the adult decision of grabbing some food first. Conveniently situated just a...

Music review: Ruby Joyce’s ‘Hourglass’ – “really mature material from such a young artist”

'Hourglass' is urban soul, combined with well placed jazz twangs, which refines this contemporary pop song giving it sophistication and swagger. Joyce’s vocals are incredibly...

Music review: Little Brother Eli’s ‘Oops’ – “punches in exactly the right places”

Just when I don’t think these guys can get better, they do. On paper the odds would seem against them, but ‘Oops’ is proof that...

Music review: EP One, by Mat Caron – “there’s a weird melancholy joy to...

As an EP this is not my favourite of Mat’s work, but I cannot dispute that EP One offers something so undeniably raw -...

Sophisticated surroundings and classy gin: The De Vere Wokefield Estate

By Sue Roberts There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560s for the wealthy Plowden family.  Set in...

Music review: All Ears Avow – Skin and Bones EP

By Ed Dyer OK, answer me this – why aren’t this band huge yet?  For years they have been one of the most accomplished bands in...

Music review: 2 Sick Monkey’s – ‘Into Oblivion’

Words by Ed Dyer The term “Legend” get’s bandied about all too freely these days, but in the case of Wiltshire DIY Punk two-piece outfit...
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