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Alt-rock group Pastel Frontier are an intense, decibel crunching-riffsmith unit from Oxford, who gained traction on the town’s stages whilst studying at Brookes University. Having been given BBC Introducing's Band of the Month title the band have gone from strength to strength, self-releasing their debut self-titled EP, directing their own music videos and pulling together crowds of sweaty slack-jawed audiences across central England earning them support slots with festival names Slaves and Attention Thieves. “A hell of a noise...absolutely outstanding” The Oxford Student.
Idealised beyond eccentricity: “Shrinking Violets” are the five-piece result of an experiment to blend rock and roll with soul and psychedelic pop, blossoming from the soil of their hometown, Redditch, in October 2015. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Jodie Ollis, the band conceptualises and realises their sounds in the kitchen of their cul-de-sac semi. With tones as bright as their colours, and a nonchalant poetical agenda, Shrinking Violets brings the essence of nature via the truth of electronics to an unsustainable state of beautiful chaos. Step into their world, as the twilight of the 60s fades into the freak trip of the 70s.
Amoral Compass are a drum machine driven punk/grunge combo learning their trade around Oxford. Often described as Oxford’s finest post-goth-industrial-no wave-punk duo, although they would probably describe themselves as a *shrug* punk rock thing. They also named their drum machine, which is what all great post-punk bands do (theirs is Alfred, for the record).