AMERICANA five-piece Loud Mountains play a hometown show at the O2 Academy Oxford tonight to celebrate the launch of their new EP.

Led by brothers Sean and Kevin Duggan, who hail from Connecticut and have lived in Oxford since 2011, the band also includes drummer Fish Thompson, guitarist David Thompson and Craig Doran on bass.

The show is part of the Uprising BBC introducing concerts held monthly at the venue. The band have also received coverage on local radio.

Kevin Duggan, who lives in Cowley, said: "I moved to the UK in 2011 and it wasn’t long before Sean joined me to continue our music while he studied nearby.

"We grew up listening to Tom Petty, Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind, Whiskeytown, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams and Conor Oburst.

"Our love for the Americana genre and roots music also has a huge influence on the songs we write and perform."

The band - who have released their new EP Love One Another on Clubhouse Records -will perform a 45-minute set incorporating their recent EP title track Walking on a Ton.

They will be supported by some of the biggest up and coming names on the local circuit including Low Island, Luke May, Tilly Valentine and Stolby.

Tickets are £8 in advance from

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