Down under the freezing streets of Oxford in The Library's cellar, local promoters Divine Schism, a crew that delights in the esoteric, deliver yet another night of thoughtful performance as Free Cake For Every Creature stop off on the sixth date of their European tour.
The songs are short and bittersweet, and lead singer Katie Bennet has a Bethany Consetino-like delivery that is as warming as the bass player's choice of knitwear. The sound system struggled at times but it only added to the scratchy pop aesthetic that suits the band so well. And anyway, the devoted and obviously wrapt crowd didn't really care.
The simplicity of Bennet's music, delivered earnestly by the musicians around her, created a space filled with genuine emotion. FCFEC shouldn't be taken literally (all the animals would get diabetes), but they should at least be heard by every creature.
They were a sweet subterranean Tuesday night delight.
All images are by the awesome Glass Hertz Photography