For a city of its size, Oxford seems to produce a large amount of bands. A film now has set out to give the history of the city’s music scene from Talulah Gosh in the 80’s to currently successful bands such as Radiohead and Foals. Along the way there were many other bands such as Five Thirty, Supergrass, Ride and Swervedriver.
To celebrate the films release there’s a UK tour lined up for November 2011 including a Q&A with Ride lead singer/guitarist Mark Gardener and video director Jon Spira. The dates are as follows:
4th – London BFI Southbank SOLD OUT
9th – Hereford Courtyard Arts Centre
15th – Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse
17th – Sheffield Showroom Workstation
18th – Nottingham Broadway
22nd – Preston Continental
25th – Leeds Hyde Park Picture House
26th – Bristol Watershed
29th – Edinburgh Cameo
The film is narrated by cult comedian Stewart Lee and was made completely independently by film-maker and music video director Jon Spira over the course of three years.