Oxygen Thief

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Oxygen Thief
Origin Bristol, United Kingdom
Genres Folk Punk, Acoustic Punk Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 2006 - present
Labels Xtra Mile Recordings, Broken Tail Records
Website oxygenthiefmusic.com

Oxygen Thief is a solo musical project based in the city of Bristol. He has received national radio recognition and festival slots.

Musical career[edit]

Oxygen Thief began in 2006. He has supported Frank Turner, Mongol Horde, InMe, Johnny Foreigner, Chris T-T, and Tubelord and is a regular feature at Cheltenham’s award-winning 2000 Trees Festival.[1] He first appeared at the festival in 2008.[2] He returned in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.[3][4] He was featured in the BBC Introducing in Bristol preview of the 2010 festival.[5] His 2011 appearance at the festival was praised for delivering intensity in a serene setting.[6]

2009 saw the release of a three-way split album, entitled Exclamation At Asterisk Hash, which features fellow solo acoustic performers Ben Marwood and Jim Lockey. The album was released on Broken Tail Records. All three artists toured together in support of the release and played together at the Walk the Line Festival in 2009.[7]

A debut full-length album entitled Destroy It Yourself was released on 9 May 2011, also on Broken Tail Records. The album was praised for its intensity, energy and songwriting.[1][8][9][10][11][12][13][14] He has been interviewed on Tom Robinson's BBC 6 music show[15][16] and on BBC Introducing in Bristol.[17] He played the 2012 BBC Introducing stage at the T in the Park festival.[18]

Having toured regularly with acts from their roster, Oxygen Thief signed to Xtra Mile Recordings,[19] formed a 3 piece electric lineup, released two EPs and a second full-length album.


Albums and EPs[edit]

Split EPs[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cousins, Clara (2011), "In Conversation with Oxygen Thief", Blagsound, retrieved 2012-06-28 
  2. ^ 2008 2000 Trees Festival lineup at e-festivals, accessed 2012-06-28
  3. ^ Ireland, Suzie (2010), "Preview 2000 Trees Festival 2010", Bearded, retrieved 2012-06-28 
  4. ^ Reid, Sean (2011), "New acts added to 2000 Trees Festival", Alter the Press, retrieved 2012-06-28 
  5. ^ BBC Introducing in Bristol episode guide - preview of the 2010 2000 Trees Festival, accessed 2012-06-28
  6. ^ Tickner, Matthew; Scott, Annie (2011), "Review 2000 Trees Festival 2011", 247 magazine, retrieved 2012-06-28 
  7. ^ 2009 Walk the Line festival lineup at e-festivals, accessed 2012-06-28
  8. ^ Pensioner, Kid (2011), "Oxygen Thief - Destroy It Yourself (LP, Broken Tail Records)", Venue, retrieved 2012-06-28 
  9. ^ Uber Rock Destroy It Yourself review, accessed 2012-06-28
  10. ^ Live Music Scene Destroy It Yourself review, accessed 2012-06-28
  11. ^ Stereo Board Destroy It Yourself review, accessed 2012-06-28
  12. ^ Blagsound Destroy It Yourself review, accessed 2012-06-28
  13. ^ Whisperin and Hollerin Destroy It Yourself review, accessed 2012-06-28
  14. ^ The Four Oh Five Destroy It Yourself review, accessed 2012-06-28
  15. ^ BBC 6 Music episode guide, accessed 2012-06-28
  16. ^ BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson interview, accessed 2012-06-28
  17. ^ BBC Introducing in Bristol episode guide - Oxygen Thief in session, accessed 2012-06-28
  18. ^ Safe Concerts announce 2012 BBC Introducing stage lineup at the T in the Park festival, accessed 2012-06-28
  19. ^ Xtra Mile Recordings press release, accessed 2014-08-06