A great Oxford band…not Radiohead this time


Oxford five-piece Rock Of Travolta have just released their third album Fine Lines this week, and the free track doing the rounds is a corker!

I haven’t yet heard the album properly (as you’ll see from the post below it has been a very busy week!) but the band Jennie Bates (cello, keyboard, bass), Jon Carter (bass), Joe Durow (drums), Matt Spooner (guitar, keyboards, bass) and Dave Warrington (guitar) have been together for over a decade and made some great music in that time. Including making John Peel’s Festive Fifty with ‘Giant Robo’ in 2001, ad recording a session for the great man himself. They also released a single called ‘I Love It When a Plan Comes Together’ – and you gotta love an A-Team reference, right?

They have supported Radiohead in front of over 45,000 people, and they can hold their own with the post of the post-rock scene, including the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai and Mono, IMHO.

Go here to download ‘Last March Of the Acolytes’ for free. All you have to do is provide an email address and they’ll send you the mp3 (very quickly, as I found out).

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