Thursday 4th September
Big Hair @ The Cellar, Oxford
Mimas’ sound is more native to that of neighbouring Iceland - the glacial cathedral-esque currents that underpin its sweetly volatile lilting calm are very much moulded and fashioned with a lingering degree of early Sigur Ros releases in mind, making full use of the space ’Thought Discuss’ softly unravels from a feint sparsely drawn whisper to never quite reaching the godspeed like apocalyptic turbulence it so often threatens to erupt in, instead it cautiously flickers and flirts as though blighted by its own hurt to tattoo you with its tragic head bowed sense of despair which itself imparts an innate desire on your part to throw around it your arms in a conciliatory gesture as were. Trace in some heart stabbing Morricone sequences, a genteelness rarely heard outside of Low and a precision like eye and ear for majesty more in common with Kaada and you have yourself a tearfully gorgeous gem of a cut.
THE YOUNGS PLAN
you will be begging to get your teeth into more" - Oxfordbands.com
"watch them blossom like a mighty sunflower" - Oxford Introducing...
"choppy riffs, tricky time and rhythm changes and passages of melodic awkwardness...make for something that far transcends their direct influences and could go on to do serious business" - Sweeping the Nation
"TYP are genuine enough to pull off the sheer complexity of the music and achieve an intelligent but not unfeeling EP" - Diskant.net
ute pass the hours in a variety of ways: they dance, harass each other, tell stories, fight, smoke marijuana, and speak on a variety of subjects. Gradually they open up to each other and reveal their inner secrets (for example, Michael is a kleptomaniac and a compulsive liar and Ollie and Joe are ashamed of their virginity). They also discover that they all have strained relationships with their parents and are afraid of making the same mistakes as the adults around them. However, despite these developing friendships, the students are afraid that once the detention is over, they will return to their very different cliques and never srcspeak to each other again. At the request and consensus of the students, Ollie is asked to write the essay Mr. Vernon assigned earlier (the subject of which was to be a synopsis by each student detailing "who you think you are"), which challenges Mr. Vernon and his preconceived judgments about all of them. Ollie does so, but instead of writing about the actual topic he writes a very motivating letter that is in essence, the main point of the story. He signs the essay as "The Breakfast Club" and leaves it at the table for Mr. Vernon to read when they leave. There are two versions of this letter, one read at the beginning and one at the end, and they are slightly different; illustrating the change in the ute's judgments of one another, and their realization that they truly have things in common.
+ DJs mixing up classic, old and new pop, punk, 80's, rock, indie, dance, electro, cheese .... and just having a good old laugh!
£1:50 an pint (FOSTERS AND JOHN SMITHS and selected ALCOPOPS)
and deals on shots
bands from 9pm