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June 2005 - The Oxford Set are unsurprisingly not a group of public school boys from the south of England but a 60s influenced garage rock band from the mean streets of LA. Think the Von Bondies or The Sonics at their raw and raucous best crossed with pop sensibilities and melodies of Holly Golightly and you’re somewhere near their sound. Their debut EP found it’s way across the Atlantic to the Gigwise office and had us drooling from the first listen. From the initial acoustic intro which lulls you into a false sense of security to the aggressive, high voltage garage punk that follows this is all breakneck stuff. Somehow I don’t think the hallowed halls of Oxford has ever heard anything like this, It’s dirty rock n roll and we like it! - Gigwise.com


March 2005 - “The Oxford Set have jams that will blow out your eardrums and then make sweet filthy love to what's left of them." This is the first line of the bio that I received with The Oxford Set's debut self-titled CD and with writing like that I just knew that I was in for a treat! Now, I have featured this LA band in the past but this was my first chance to listen to this complete seven song CD and man is it great. Combining the best of mid-60s English freakbeat with today's garage punk attitude, The Oxford Set put out relentlessly tuneful rock and roll that they like to call "Paisley Power Pop." Whatever they call it I call it great rock and roll. You can listen to some of their tunes on their My Space page or listen to Another Day right now and definitely check them out if they come to your town as they are currently on tour. - The Rock and Roll Report


Discography

The Oxford Set, Self-Titled EP, 2004

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THE OXFORD SET have jams that will blow out your eardrums and then make sweet, filthy love to what’s left of them. With fist-pumpin’, guitar-driven songs, The Set jet through their repertoire like a high-voltage surge. Rooted in a strong rhythm section composed of a powerful, kinetic backbeat and restless basslines, their aggressive guitar hooks and contagious vocal melodies will rattle around your skull for days. Described by Glendower Entertainment as “…The Creation’s guitar and freakbeat meets Nirvana…” THE OXFORD SET fuses an influence of ‘60s mod music with a hint of classical and a garage punk attitude to create a new rock and roll sound. ”They single-handedly created a brand new musical category – Paisley Power-Pop! Their songs would be at home wrestling with ’66 Kinks, The Who, and The Creation for a place on the charts.” Since their debut in 2004, the energetic quartet have been busy shakin’ Spaceland, The Silverlake Lounge, The Bigfoot Lodge, The Lava Lounge, The Viper Room, The Scene and other clubs in the Los Angeles area. Their local buzz has gotten their self-released debut EP played on radio station Indie 103.1, a recommendation in LA Weekly, a song in rotation at Little Radio, and a write up in the Rock and Roll Report and the UK's Gigwise. They will be hitting the road soon, smashing fine china as they come across it. THE OXFORD SET is dirty rock and roll at its finest; loud and flamboyant, but still refined enough for a tea party. Music for the blue bloods and the blue collars.