This weekend, Oxford plays host to two exciting upcoming bands, both of whom have released standout debuts this year. On Saturday 2nd, Esben And The Witch bring their dark, gothic indie to the Jericho Tavern and on Sunday, at the same venue, acoustic duo Thousands will treat punters to their Simon And Garfunkel inspired folk.
Esben And The Witch, from the sunny shores of Brighton, released Violet Cries earlier this year on Matador Records. The album was named The Times Album Of The Week and achieved a 9/10 rating by Drowned In Sound. OMB also reviewed the album which you can read by clicking here. Watch the disconcerting video for ‘Marching Song’ underneath:
With music most fitting for a pleasant Sunday evening, Thousands’ debut album The Sound Of Everything, released recently by Bella Union Records, won national plaudits for its delicacy and natural beauty. The duo, from Seattle, are good friends with the boys from Fleet Foxes and share their penchant for otherworldly folk and elegant vocal harmonies. You can read OMB’s review of the album by clicking here and watch the brand new video for ‘On And On’ underneath: