Oblique CuriositiesĀ isĀ David Ben Shannon (Liverpool, England) and Sarah E. Truman (Melbourne, Australia). We are old friends and have written songs together since 2011. Often, the impetus of these songs emerge from a series of texts to each other about a personal (or world) event, or as we wash dishes, or as we run after a train we’re about to miss.

We’re both academics. Our collaborative research interests include music making, affect theory, queer theory, Doctor Who (and other SF), and research-creation.

Our (agreed upon, when not fighting) music influences include Fever Ray, Joe Hisaishi, Brian Eno, Kishi Bashi, Kate Bush, Tunng, Everything Everything and the Mos Eisley Cantina Band.

Stay tuned for an Oblique Curiosities album in 2023+.


Our album will be released in 2023+ when we have some time and $ to record the lyrics properly (and are on the same continent!) and mix/master everything. Here are a few of our works in progress.

Written and performed by Oblique Curiosities.



Oblique Curiosities at The Deaf Institute in Manchester. Credit: Abi Hackett.