Oxen – Only Forever – Single Review

The Swedish indie-rock trio Oxen released the single Only Forever on the 12th.

Oxen - Formerly Great Garb


Those of particularly strong visual recognition, may well recall the three faces in another band called Great Garb, who were introduced back in 2014 and yes they are one and the same.

A new band name and a fresh single, with a slightly different emphasis as Oxen resonate far more strongly of the indie elements which they blend with tinctures of shoegaze to deliver a track in Only Forever, which slides between dreamy echoing guitar and bustling party steps.

There is an elegance to Only Forever which makes this a track that can handle any time of day, providing both a sound with which to sit in quiet contemplation, whilst equally happy strutting its stuff on the dance-floor.

Whilst I miss the strong bass emphasis of the previous iteration of the trio, there is a more confident freedom of expression and delivery in Only Forever and I look forward to catching up with Oxen over their new direction of travel.


Only Forever – Single – Oxen is available on iTunes.*

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