Oxford Drama | Different Sounds Zone
Oxford Drama are an experimental- pop band from Wrocław who will be coming to Lublin as part of a concert tour to promote their latest, third album „What’s The Deal With Time?”. The album has been very well received both in Poland and abroad, and one of the first radio stations to broadcast the single Not my friend was the American station KCRW. The song was also featured on the show hosted by Henry Rollins from the iconic band Black Flag. It also wowed the listeners of another major American radio station – KEXP. The band’s second single, San Junipero, stole the heart of BBC Radio 6′s Steve Lamacq. Polish music journalists were not far behind. Bartek Chaciński from Polityka” noted the original combination: a duo of Polish origin whose music is firmly rooted in foreign sounds.
Jarek Szubrycht wrote in „Gazeta Wyborcza” about the delightful mix of simplicity and sophistication of the songs on the new album. Agnieszka Szydłowska and Piotr Metz also expressed their appreciation. The duo has performed songs from „What’s the deal with time” at summer festivals such as Open’er Park, Soundrive, Salt Wave or AlterFest. They were also enthusiastically received by the audience of the Vienna Waves Festival.
As the musicians admit, the most important thing is the harmony with the sound (language, instruments, style) that best defines them and the freedom they get from each other without trying to imitate or meet anyone’s expectations. They say they write songs they would love to hear on the radio. Although their inspirations still revolve around the work of Kevin Parker and Brian Wilson, the passing years, accumulated experiences and travels have subtly shaped the sound of „What’s the deal with time?”. The rich sound of this music has been enriched with lyrics of the highest quality.
Małgorzata Dryjańska – voal, guitar
Marcin Mrówka – guitar
Anna Pašić – keyboard, backing vocals
Jakub Kutera – bass
Jarosław Zagrodny – percussion
When: Friday, 15.10.2021, 20.00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a – auditorium