Oxford Drama | Different Sounds Zone
Oxford Drama are an experimental-pop band from Wrocław who will visit Lublin as part of a concert tour promoting 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 air the single Nit my friend was the American KCRW. The song was also featured in the programme hosted by Henry Rollins from the iconic band Black Flag. It also delighted the audiences of another important American radio station – KEXP. In turn, the band’s second single San Junipero has stolen the heart of Steve Lamacq from BBC Radio 6. Polish music journalists weren’t far behind. Bartek Chaciński from Polityka” noticed the original combination: a duo of Polish origin whose music is firmly rooted in foreign sounds.
Jarek Szubrycht wrote in Gazeta Wyborcza” about the delightfully peculiar blend of simplicity and sophistication of songs on the new album. Agnieszke Szydłowska and Piotr Metz also expressed their appreciation. The duo performed songs from “What’s the deal with time” at summer festivals such as Open’er Park, Soundrive, Salt Wave or AlterFest. They well also warmly received by the audience of the Vienna Waves Festival.
As the musicians admit, the most important thing is harmony with the sound (language, instruments, style) that best defines them and the freedom they get from one another without trying to imitate or fit into anyone’s expectations. They say they write songs they would want 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 journeys have left a subtle mark on the sound of “What’s the deal with time?” The rich sound of this music has been enhanced with lyrics of the highest order.
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