Pioneering partnership from Oxford arts and sustainability organisations sees release of environmental research music video.

Tandem Collective, Upcycled Sounds and Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute have partnered with The Bookshop Band and Eilidh Nicoll, to create a song and animation responding to research from Kate Raworth and Professor Yadvinder Malhi. The project was funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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We're thrilled to let you all know that our next outing is going to be a pair of concerts at the V&A Museum in London, with some new commissions on the theme of banned books and censored material. As a starting point they have asked us to delve into their boxes to look at the newly acquired Oz Magazine archive - an Underground Press print publication that ran in the UK between 1967 to 1973 and was the subject of the famous obscenity trial in 1971.

These very speci...

In May last year we got a phone call from a publisher asking us if we'd be interested in writing a couple of songs for the launch of Philip Pullman's trilogy The Book Of Dust, set in Lyra's Oxford. Now, we rarely take commissions directly from publishers - preferring to keep the books that inspire our songs as a curated list from Mr B's Emporium.  Having a curated list from an amazing bookshop who choose books they love means we get an amazing unbiased book...

A few years ago, on Sunday 8th June 2014 at 11.34am, we arrived in Wigtown for the first time. We'd had a gig cancelled near Penrith on our tour of the North and so a couple of weeks previously had a looked on the map for any concentration of bookshops that might yield a replacement venue. A night without a gig is also a night without accommodation and food, which is basically all the money you've earned up until then. A cluster appeared around Wigtown and on fur...

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