Tomorrow night sees a very fine homecoming indeed. With the Oxford Punt returning tonight, let’s cast our minds back to the last time the Punt meandered through the streets of Oxford city centre. 2010 and in a semi-full Wheatsheaf Jack Goldstein was stood at the front of the stage, half-way up the night’s bill, and sang something or other about the Berlin Wall and a white kiki. It was puzzling, it was the unique sound of the evening, the stand out performance, fascinating stuff. Oh what a different 24 months can make! Since that show, Fixers have gone from strength to strength and pretty much become the new poster boys of the Oxford music scene.
Having blown us away at Truck Festival 2011, supported Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs in the belly of the UK’s oldest museum and, more recently, performed in a series of tour dates across the US, it’s safe to say that Thursday night at the O2 Academy Oxford will be a proud homecoming for both the band and the fans who have supported them since day one. Their debut album We’ll Be The Moon has seen a string of positive reviews and the general consensus is that this is a band who can only get better.