Best Local Musician or Band: And the Echo
T he synth-pop band And The Echo don’t sound like any other group in Oxford. And the duo, composed of Winn McElroy and singer Morgan Pennington, are well aware of that fact.
“It’s not that we try to be different,” said McElroy on the porch of Proud Larry’s seated next to his bandmate. “It’s just what we do and how we write.”
In a town that prides itself on its long line of folk, blues and country singer-songwriters, And The Echo are certainly an anomaly. McElroy aptly describes their shimmering, synth-driven pop as “Duran Duran having a baby with Depeche Mode”, and he’s not far off.