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Curveballs - September 18th 2008 (with The Dirty Royals)


The Dirty Royals (L-R): Keith (drums), Matt (guitar/vocals), Simon (guitar/lead vocals), Jimmy (bass/vocals).


Tonight it was a pleasure to welcome the Dirty Royals into the studio. You may recognise Simon, Matt and Jimmy from their days in the Samurai Seven, quite simply the best band ever to come out of Oxford, no contest – until they rebranded themselves, of course! With Los Angeles-based drummer Keith on board, the band made their live debut in late 2005 and have impressed with their mix of quirky indie and classic Americana ever since. As well as chatting about the Oxford scene and their own evolving sound, the band performed 5 songs live in the studio for us, click the tracks to have a listen:


Like A Sucker

I’m In Love

You & I Can Take On The World

Back For More

Obsessed  America


To hear more material and check gig dates, visit



The Bluetones – Zorrro (

Union Kid – Last Of The Lo-Fi

My Auntie Sam – Scarlet Letter (

Dorp – I Got What You Need (

Deadbeat Alibi – 1-2-3 (

Kazoo Funk Orchestra – Brain Slippers (



Like A Sucker (live in session)

I’m In Love (live in session)

The Glass Plastix – Tidal Wave

You & I Can Take On The World (live in session)

Pop Levi – Sugar Assault Me Now

Back For More (live in session)

Dungen – Panda

The Dirty Royals – R*E*S*P*E*C*T

Obsessed America (live in session)


The New Giants – When Nothing Matters (

Neil Sutherland – Detonation Part 2 (

Carnal Rites – Invasion (

9 Days Down – Risen (

Shiema – Second Time Under Fire (

Park Keepers – Dreams (

Maxfield – How Do You Feel (

The Display Team – Wring Wrong (

Los Salvadores – Still Superstition (

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