The historic St Aldates Tavern in the heart of town is the venue for Bush Gothic's Oxford concert - part of a UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australian tour to celebrate the release of their music video and single Jim Jones. An Australian counter-culture folk band, Bush Gothic have been invited to play the main stage at Homegathering, a festival curated by The Unthanks. With a 5 Star review in BBC Music Magazine and fRoots Album of the Year Runner Up 2016, Bush Gothic assert their rebellious intentions by lovingly re-arranging traditional Australian folk music until the unfashionable is transformed into daring beauty.
Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they will tour the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
‘Masterful…inspired. Bush Gothic capture the dark heart in Australian folk songs.’ fRoots
‘A knowing postmodern aesthetic with arrangements that variously soothe, stir and surprise. Bush Gothic dive deep into the Australian national psyche and give its chain a yank’ - Songlines 4 STARS
‘Gorgeous and haunting…Bush Gothic are clued into the kind of reinterpretation that one might find in England's new generation of folk performers such as Jim Moray.’ -RootsWorld