Mew, Ms Dynamite, Good Shoes play Truck day one

Darwin Deez and Holly Miranda also play the Oxford festival

Mew headlined the 13th Truck Festival in Oxfordshire last night (July 24).

They joined the likes of Stornoway and 65 Days Of Static on the bill for the event, opening their performance with ‘Reprise’ and ‘Hawaii.

Mew lead singer Jonas Bjerre told the crowd, “Thank you, what a beautiful evening this has been, just great”.


The band played their 15 song set surrounded by bunting and fairy lights and finished with an encore of ‘The Zookeeper’s Boy’.

Fans were left out in the cold when the crowd to see Ms Dynamite stretched outside the Barn Stage doors. Festival goers chanted at security to let them in and sparked up an impromptu singalong of Beastie Boys tunes among those left outside.

Inside the barn, Ms Dynamite was 45 minutes late onstage. DJ Zinc kept the audience entertained until he announced: “Ms Dynamite is in the shed.”

The singer apologised and then launched into a drum and bass version of ‘Dy-Na-Mi-Tee’.

Earlier in the day, Good Shoes played to a packed tent at the Village Pub Stage. Is Tropical sang along while watching the band from the crowd and the boys rattled through hits including ‘The Photos On My Wall’ and ‘Ice Age’, with lead singer Rhys Jones jumping into the audience for ‘We Are Not The Same’.

Fans chanted ‘Shoes’ and blew horns at the band as they finished their set with crowd favourites ‘All In My Head’ and ‘Under Control’.


Holly Miranda took to the Barn Stage for her half an hour set before Esben And The Witch. The singer played to a crowd of couples and men in cowboy hats as well as one fan dressed as a bottle of mustard.

She commented on the aroma in the farmyard barn saying, “It doesn’t smell so good in here does it?”

Quirky US singer Darwin Deez also played the Barn Stage – opening his set 10 minutes late with fans chanting his name, impatient for the band to start. Darwin began his gig with new single ‘Up In The Clouds’, followed with hit ‘Constellations’.

He announced: “I’m Darwin Deez, we’re from New York City. We’re here to entertain the shit out of you mother fuckers.”

Today (July 25) Teenage Fanclub, Pulled Apart By Horses and Fucked Up will play. NME.COM will have all the news.

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