* Certain people used to say of policeman, “They get younger every day” and the same is true of rockers.

Take West Oxfordshire’s RockSolid, who have an average age of just 12.

Alumni of Witney’s World School of Rock (formerly Witchwood School of Rock), the band – drummer Imogen Gaughan, 14, of Carterton; bassist Gabe Smith, 12, of Buckinghamshire, singer Felix Edler, 11, of Witney; and guitarist Ben O’Connor, 12, also from Witney – can claim to be the youngest gigging band in the land.

They will launch a six-track EP, Shadows in the Mist, on Sunday at a hometown gig at Fat Lil’s, in Corn Street. All tracks are original and showcase their knack for anthemic rock and hard-edged punk.

While songs may be about stuff that matters to them – the tooth fairy and maths lessons, to name two – this is not child’s play. Songs are hardcore nuggets exuding humour and a wisdom beyond their years.

“I only started playing the bass two-and-a-half years ago, so I am really proud of the songs on our EP,” Gabe tells us. “I am really looking forward to the gig, as it gives us a big oppor-tunity to show people how amazing RockSolid are.”

They follow West Oxfordshire youth bands Reaper – who formed at the Witchwood School of Rock in 2010 at the age of 10, and who have gone on to play everywhere from Oxford’s O2 Academy to London venues – and Twisted State of Mind, who have toured the USA.

They make Harry Styles look like Keith Richards.

Doors open at 5pm, with RockSolid on at 6.30pm. Tickets are £2 on the door.

* Vintage rockers Status Quo, above, headline the Lechlade Music Festival, from May 22 to 24.

They join more than 60 bands, including Doctor and the Medics and tribute acts Whole Lotta Led and Bon Giovi.

Tickets cost £57. See lechladefestival.co.uk/ tickets n There’s a treat for fans of Pink Floyd at Blackwell’s in Broad Street, tonight. Radio presenter and musicologist David Freeman will be playing his own eight-track copy of seminal album Dark Side of the Moon in all its quadraphonic glory.

Four speakers will be set up on balconies in the Norrington Room, allowing listeners to step back in time to 1973 for an evening experiencing one of the bestselling albums of all time as it was meant to be heard.

Drinks and the newly remastered album will be on sale. The fun starts at 7pm.