PinDrop Performances + Zawinul Records, in association with The Gatehouse, presents:
PinDrop Mid Winter Festival
The Epstein - Newly signed to PIAS for the release of their 2nd album in BENELUX in early 2013 and fresh from a string of dates at prestigious venues across the Netherlands, The Epstein make their triumphant homecoming. Favourably compared to such alt indie folks heros as Wilco, Fleet Foxes and The Low Anthem, The Epstein look set to finally receive the acclaim they have for so long deserved.
Wild Swim - hot off the back of a rush of praise for debut single Echo, Wild Swim make a rare return to Oxford.
Wild Swim are an Oxford five piece who have already drawn early comparisons to the likes of The XX, The Associates, Foals and Japan. Echo's gorgeous shifting textures and immersive soundscapes are offset by singer Richard Sansom's remarkable, idiosyncratic baritone.
Flights of Helios - one of the hotly tipped bands in Oxford at the moment Flights of Helios' music combines spiralling, caustic atmospheric electronica with reverb drenched post rock guitar drones and singer Chris Beard's heart stopping lead vocal.