Dear Diary: 

Day 217: Have completed the video for On Deep England (see above.) Very pleased with the thumbnail! We look good as cartoons... 

Turns out, have only uploaded ODE to BandCamp - d'oh! Spotify will have to wait...apologies to them... 

The necessary absence of gigs continues and we have been forced to seek musical companionship on the internet. We have had several encounters with like-minded musos all utilising Jamulus software. During our first online rehearsal at Base Camp Dada Paradox server we were joined out of the blue by a friendly guitarist called Bernard some 180 miles north of us, playing from his home in his native Southport. Bernard kindly showed us some very useful Jamulus ropes and we played impromtu versions of John Prine's 'Angel From Montgomery' and Liza's 'Summer Song' - fun! 

Farewell kind Bernard - stay safe! Next stop: an online live performance with musicians from other parts of the UK and Europe? Oh, Diary, I do hope so... 

More anon!

Dada Paradox on the BBC... 

Dada Paradox were one of the featured "first play" acts on the BBC Introducing in Oxfordshire podcast that went live on Saturday 27th of June 2020

A link to the show is below though, depending on your country (and whether or not you have a licence), you may have to subscribe to it via the Podcast app on your phone...


Yet Another New Video... 

Ironically titled You've Never Had It So Good...

3 minutes and 49 seconds of Dada Paradox in top sardonic and catchy form. Featuring collage, montage and unwitting cameos from Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and Nigel Farage...

Stay Home, Stay Safe! Check out the lockdown Dada Paradox live video... 

Hey everyone: since we can't go down to the Wheatsheaf at the moment, here's a video we made for the virtual Klub Kakofanney: 

15 minutes of quarantined Dada Paradox fun featuring 4 - mostly new - songs - including the new, sardonic, soon-to-be single: You've Never Had it so Good...

Cheers for now and stay safe!

1. You’ve Never Had It So Good

2. The Castle Street Contingent

3. On Deep England

4. Find Ways To Matter


(c) 2020 Ian Roure (BMI)

Ian Roure: Guitar, Irish Bouzouki, vocals, FX

Liza Roure: Melodica, Organ, vocals

Collages by Liza

Testing the Oxford waters... 

22 April at the Harcourt Arms open mic: Plundering the archives in Dada Paradox form - we played: Welcome to the Show & Logical Enough (2005) and Bat Boy Signs Up (2002)

A New Release! 

It's a 7 track EP called Spray Tan Apocalypse - wherein we set the seemingly meteoric disintegration of American politics (2016-17) to hook-riddled retro-rock. 

To stream, perchance to download, please click here.


We've Moved! 

Dada Paradox have been officially operating from our new head quarters in Headington, Oxford in the UK since late February 2018.

Questions, questions, questions: if you are wondering why there is a shark sticking out of a house in the graphic below, click and ye shall find...


New Graphic for New Tune 

Made a new collage that goes with one of the new Dada Paradox tunes we've been working on; inspired by a secret bar we were invited to while on holiday in Barcelona this is called La Vaca (Punk Rock Dream)

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Lo Fi guitar pop & rock with psychedelic & folk-ish tendencies by Ian and Liza Roure 

"Ray Davies channeled through the prism of peak-era, mid-90s Blur...""Majestically Jangly"“Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny”- New York Music Daily

Lucid Culture says: 

"a missing link between Ray Davies & Robyn Hitchcock"

"...slacker pop with an  Anti-Folk edge for the anti-Trump movement" -Nightshift, Oxford

Also: check out Liza's rockin' Progressive Retro Pop duo Tracy Island: