Strand Of Oaks at Oslo, London - live review
Venue: London, Oslo
Euphoric American heartland rock takes a rocket ride into outer space
“I hope some of you motherfuckers are stoned out there,” says Strand Of Oaks frontman Tim Showalter, peering through the gauze of dry ice shrouding the stage. In a perfect world, stoned – or high, or plain tripping balls for that matter – would be the best way of appreciating the euphoric rush of Showalter’s psychedelic FM radio rock. But even without chemical assistance, it’s a hell of a ride.