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The Heavy Blinkers in the Oxford studios
The Heavy Blinkers in the Oxford studios

The Heavy Blinkers

By Tim Bearder
Since the age of steam, well over a million immigrants from around the globe have arrived through the port of Halifax Nova Scotia at Pier 21, the Gateway to Canada... And now three of them have come back!


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You might ask; “What on earth is BBC Oxford’s “local” music show doing getting down and dirty with a band from Halifax… IN CANADA!”

And I’d riposte with a nifty jab of info that they're on the Chipping Norton based label Transistor and then as you were reeling from that blow I’d Kung-Fu chop you with the news that they recently played at The Cellar in the heart of Oxford. Ha-ha!

The Heavy Blinkers in the Oxford studios
The Heavy Blinkers in the Oxford studios

As you conceded that I was right and that I should never have been doubted, you might ask what they are like. I’m glad we can finally get to what’s important here and stop arguing the whole time, it’s very wearing people.

The Heavy Blinkers are a delightful band. When they came into the studio they presented their cut-down away team to do the performance and it sounded great. What must the whole entourage sound like?

Think Jackie DeShannon’s What the World Needs Now Is Love, think 60’s acid washed melodies. It’s not necessarily current but it is very cool.

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