The loveliest and, lets be frank, bloody best things out of O-Town – ute are all back and pretty, with this gorgeously concepted single, split A side Brother/Brother (Oxford Hearts featuring the Oxfordshire music scene) on August 15th….
The original track (which you may have heard previously on the critically acclaimed The Gambler EP) is damn awesome enough, “Weaving melodies and syncopated harmonies, with both drumming and cymbal crashes taking on a leading role, and taking the song into new territories with every passing minute” – said The 405… And ute have recreated the magic with over 30 of the Oxford music scene too!
See (and I sound like a storybook now) one early Saturday morning, members of the Oxford Blessing Force, Spring Offensive, Gunning For Tamar and a 10 year old trumpeter (amongst others) lifted their instruments, played as one – and created a gorgeous mixed up version of Brother – all fused with the passion of dozens of hearts, voices and melodies – a completely different version that demands to be heard! So we coupled the two… and released it in a photo album, strictly limited – each coming with 3 track CD and all containing different photos of the day… Available in the shop now!!!
Also – a nice little touch, but search for the track on Amazon and you’ll note that everyone who took part is reffed up there too! Nice innit! You can hear the mixed up and lovely Brother EP below, and honestly, it’s so hot! The Oxford community coming together!
Oh, and anyone going to Green Man Festival this weekend – go to all of these places and listen to these things?
*Green FM 87.7fm
The sound recording for the radio live session will go up on Mixcloud, and the filming will be on Vimeo. Boom!