Bunker by Alcopop! Records published on 2010-11-29T18:05:13Z Ever a hotbed for fresh musical talent, Oxford has long had a reputation for producing some of the countries finest, and with this debut EP from rapidly emerging darling’s of the local scene Ute – it is a reputation set to be enhanced. Coming off the back of a splendid 2010 which has seen them impress at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend, Truck, Secret Garden Part and Wychwood – the boys finally committed their enthralling live set to record. Taking lo-fi indie roots and merging them with the kind of rambunctious, speaker-blowing noise normally reserved for those of the more rock and roll persuasion, this is a record that undulates from the tender to the devastating. Etheral at times, terrifying at others – this is a Viking feast of a record which fuses a whole host of glorious influences and delivers a must-listen, and listen again. Lush harmonious vocals traverse shuddering bass riffs, whilst unnerving guitar riffs loop over - the pace shifting from delicate tenderness to storm-rumbling swiftness… It’s no wonder that Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn, Tom Robinson have all pledged their allegiance over the last 6 months… And that BBC Oxford felt it necessary to run an hour-long programme dedicated solely to the 3-piece. It may be a cliché to suggest that Ute are Oxford’s best-kept secret, but plans are afoot to wake more than just the dreaming spires… Ute will be accompanying the record with a mini-tour 4th Edge of the Wedge - Southsea 5th December - TBC 6th December – Bristol, TBC 7th December – London, Old Blue Last 8th December – Oxford, The Cellar 9th December – Northampton, The Labour Club 'Adventurous Oxford trio pushing the envelope: a challenging, rewarding listen. Great lyrics' Tom Robinson | BBC 6Music Oxford trio Ute are a particular treat.' Chris Salmon| The Guardian Newspaper The ambitious trio take a new slant on folk, incorporating hand clapping into their intricate rhythms and overlapping harmonies, and the effect is mesmeric'. Elisa Bray | The Independent Newspaper Intricate, click-clack rhythms collide with sparse hand claps and soaring harmonies, led by beautifully fragile Thom Yorke-esque lead vocals.' BBC Radio 1 | Big Weekend Genre Alcopop!