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Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On snap-shotted the summer of 2006. Her most recent release, Black Rainbows came out 2023 and it is obvious to hear how much she is relishing the full range of her unique voice and, as I was to discover when we spoke, her extraordinarily lyrical vocabulary.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

Award-winning quirky and alternative comedian Paul Foot is returning to Oxford this month with his new show, Dissolve which is set to be his most vulnerable and honest yet. We got in touch to find out what we can expect from his performance at Oxford’s New Theatre, as well as – in very Paul Foot fashion – getting side-tracked by King  Tutankhamen, and what  Jesus might have  achieved if  he'd been a plumber...

GK Barry
Wed 1 May 2024

When I spoke to Grace – better known online as GK Barry – she’d had just come back from the States where she has been promoting her chart-topping podcast Saving Grace in which she hosts an impressive range of guests including Madison Beer, Alison Hammond, Rob Beckett and Fred Sirieix.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

How to explain award-winning comedian Rosie Holt if you haven’t seen her online videos or tuned into her podcast, NonCensored? Think topical satire, poker-faced delivery, and a mastery of modern media: finger firmly on the pulse of what’s trending in the public sphere and systematically lampooning our right-wing politicians and political commentators. Her character, Rosie Holt MP became a viral sensation during lockdown and now she’s coming to a town near you.

Jake Bugg
Tue 2 Apr 2024

Singer-songwriter Jake Bugg will be on stage at the O2 later this month as part of his mission to bring live music back to the heart of Britain’s communities and grassroots venues. He is currently touring the UK in his bid to reinvigorate the local music scene of some of the UK’s smaller cities and towns and took some time out to tell us more.

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Wed 13 Mar 2024

Like her protagonists, Bushnell is mix of grit, determination, wicked humour and buckets of charm. When we connect over Zoom I’m hoping she’ll be as glamorous as I imagine and I’m not disappointed. It’s only 9am in New York but as Candace observes “Gotta get up, get out, get the coffee, walk the dogs”. 

Declan McKenna
Fri 1 Mar 2024

Ahead of the recent release of his third album, What Happened to The Beach, we got in touch with alternative singer-songwriter Declan McKenna to discuss his new work as well as his musical inspirations and upcoming appearance at Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival.

Paloma Faith
Fri 1 Mar 2024

We spoke to Paloma Faith ahead of her upcoming show at the New Theatre Oxford in May.

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Thu 1 Feb 2024

Candace Bushnell has become synonymous with her alter-ego, Carrie Bradshaw, and is widely known as the author and creator of Sex and the City.