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Oxbow Release “The Night The Room Started Burning” Video


The below video for “The Night The Room Started Burning” from Oxbow current album “Love’s Holiday” has newly received its online premiere. The band once again worked with director Chris Purdie on this clip.

Vocalist Eugene Robinson commented;

“Lyrically it’s a purposeful take on Johnny Hartman’s ‘The Day the World Stopped Turning’ but instead of the power of love to alter our proximal relationships it’s, in my mind, all about the incendiary nature of suchlike love. It fulfills specifically because it fills you with that which burns. And that’s something that absolutely no one slow walks.”

Guitarist/pianist Niko Wenner added:

“I began the music for ‘The Night The Room Started Burning‘ on my fathers old folk/classical nylon string guitar, a tune to amuse my young son. My mother played clarinet in high school but it was my father who took me to see my first string quartet concert in Seattle when I was a kid, and who inspired my love for classical music. Including, as an influence heard in this song, baroque period music. “What’s not to like about baroque music? You can dance to it, it’s got a beat!

And you can hear the steady dance rhythm in Room Burning. And a bit of baroque style in the way the guitar line sounds like two voices in a call and response, first higher “bah bah dee bah dee dee,” and the second, lower, answering the first and going down “BAH BAH BAH.” And of course the choir. The elephant in the room here is the guy whose name we should never speak in the same breath as our own, from humility, and respect. I’ll only say that the devine music of baroque composer J.S. Bach would by itself seem to prove the existence of what for lack of a better word, we call God. Q.E.D.? FIIK.”

The group will be out touring on the album across the coming months, playing the below shows in Europe, the UK and the United States.

09/01 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
09/02 Birmingham, UK – Supersonic Festival
09/03 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
09/04 Bristol, UK – Exchange
09/05 London, UK – Studio 9294
09/06 Kortrijk, BEL – Wilde Westen
09/07 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
09/08 Nijmegen, NET – Merleyn
09/09 Tetange, LUX – Human’s World Festival (free entry)
09/10 Bochum, GER – Die Trompete
09/11 Vienna, AUT – Volkstheatre Rote Bar
09/12 Wroclaw, POL – Liverpool
09/13 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
09/14 Berlin, GER – Roadrunners Paradise
09/15 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
09/16 Aalborg, DEN – Lasher Fest

10/20 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
10/21 Portland, ME – SPACE
10/22 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
11/09 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theatre
11/11 Mesa, AZ – Pub Rock

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