Gathering festival, seemingly the next Cowley Road Crawl event which have been happening in September/October over the years, has announced a second headline act for this year: Liars. A particularly underrated band, their live set is a tense affair of pent up and foreboding menace which erupts furiously and magnificently. Another massive bonus is that they’ll be playing in the more intimate setting of the Bullingdon; I’ve seen various ‘noisy’ bands there over the years- Danananaykroyd, Crocodiles– and it works very well. Very well indeed. Meanwhile, previously announced co headliners Dry the River will play the o2 academy.
Suave Walkmen and Killers-ophiles Spector will also feature, with other venues such as The Port Mahon, East Oxford Community centre and Cowley Road Methodist Church sticking their oar in.