80s and 90s inspired guitar-led popsters

Taking cues from the cream of the 80s and 90s alternative guitar scene, Abstraction Engine walks the tightrope between indie guitar textures and outright pop bangers.

Boasting a mix of indelible melodies, earworm guitar lines, atmospheric keyboards and the hardest working rhythm section this side of the Ridgeway, their current set contains at least one moment of noise pop perfection and the best song Duran Duran never wrote.

Also known to throw in a semi-ironic cover version on occasion, it’s entirely possible that you could hear your favourite guilty pleasure played alongside some of your new favourite songs.


Local festy gigs coming up!

We’re concentrating on finishing up our album for the most part, but we’re happy to announce we’ll be squeezing in performances at some lovely summery festivals this year – Live at the Park – Faringdon, Follyfest and Longfest to name a few! We’d love to see you at some, or all of them!


Abstraction Engine is a 4-piece Indie band from Oxfordshire – 

  • Dave – Lead vocals & guitar
  • Gareth – Bass and vocals
  • Simon – Keys
  • Tom – Drums

We love all styles of music from 90s Indie to 90s Rock and everything in between – including the occasional pop nugget.

Our debut album AE02 dropped on 31 Oct 2023, under Clean Track Records

Abstraction Engine - AE02 album cover

You can listen to our music in these here places:

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We’re based on the Oxford side of Swindon and available to play in pubs, at festivals, fetes, fancy barbecues, luxury yacht gigs, that sort of thing – as long as it’s not too far away and/or in an active war-zone.

At reasonable rates, too.

So get in touch to find out if we can make your event noisier!