The Cooling Pearls
Oxford based folk collective The Cooling Pearls bring their intense and honest live show to the basement after nearly a year out of the live circuit. They are currently in the midst of recording a follow up to their 2010 debut ‘The Honoured Meal of the Stranger’.
“Contemplative folk that’s like a beautiful coming together of Phillip Glass and an understated Fleetwood Mac.” – Nightshift Magazine
Wonderful indie pop from Oxford stalwarts Family Machine, bringing us some new material in the run up to their new album ‘Houses That You Lived In’ which is out on Beard Museum in June 2015.
“Beautifully tender… Grandiose and magical… it won’t be long before this Family’s extended family will be increasing in numbers.” – The Fly
“Acoustic guitars, bass, drums, percussion, multi-part harmonies and a sampler stuffed full of goodies… post-hedonist pro-community warped geniuses.” – Channel4.com
Chichester based singer-songwriter Joseph Dunn, who writes organic and soulful music under the alias of May Bug comes to Oxford as part of a UK tour with True Adventures – the outcome of which is heartfelt and imaginative.
True Adventures is the nom‐de-plum of Norwich‐based singer‐songwriter Samuel Leonard Keith Leonard (real name, long story).
Leonard’s gorgeous vocal and unaffected lyrics combine with an understated arrangement to tell a story of beautiful heartbreak in a coastal town.
“Absolutely beautiful, a bit Scandinavian, a bit Su6jan, altogether stunning vocals and perfect orchestration…” -‐ BBC Introducing
Tom Milnes White Marble
Tom Milnes’ works concern technology and the array of cultures and subcultures reliant upon technological progress. During a recent residency in India, Milnes created a 3D film installation about marble production in the area. The film follows marble from its excavation from a quarry to the crafts people who sculpt and sell it. Milnes also produced sculptures of these environments, which were created using 3D modelling software. The works form a digital translation of space which becomes distorted through the use of technology.
Also on view: Family Machine / Cooling Pearls pottery merchandise – Jamie Hyatt and Aiden Canaday both make ceramics as well as music, and are collaborating especially for this show.
Tom Milnes: White Marble
Divine Schism gig poster exhibition
Aiden China – ceramics by Aiden Canaday
Artwork showcase by Graphic Bomb
Movvers – Graphic design and custom murals by artists Sarah Hoyle and Theo Peters.