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Gathering Festival 2013 – Speculation

Last year saw a new festival come to Oxford. An October date and an indoor roster of venues spread across one day; a stellar line-up including the likes of Bastille, Lewis Watson, Jake Bugg, Liars, Lucy Rose, and a whole lot more, including some great local acts. So that was Gathering Festival 2012.

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it last year, but I’m pretty keen for this year. At the moment, no acts have been announced, but an announcement is due to come in 2 days time. However, using my incredible investigative journalist skills (and spotting it on a certain band’s website), I know one act who will be playing at Gathering Festival this year – Local Natives.

That’s enough for me to know I’m going, even before anything else gets announced. But either way, there’ll be an update to come once we get a few more names. In the meantime, have a listen below to one of the many standout tracks from Local Natives sophomore LP from last year, Hummingbird.

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HPH February 2013 – Spotify Playlist

Well somehow January managed to pass by without getting the Spotify Playlist treatment. Lucky January. Instead, here’s 10 musical nuggets to tide you over for the time being.

There’s new discoveries for me from Oxford’s-own Traps, The History of Apple Pie and Rat vs Possum. There’s some excellent tracks from new albums, thanks to the likes of Local Natives, Toro Y Moi and Everything Everything. And finally, a motley collection of other stuff, such as Youth Lagoon (who I’m suddenly completely obsessed with), Deap Valley, and FIDLAR. So something for everyone, as long as everyone likes alternative music that is. Yep, sorry about that.