2016 has introduced us to an eclectic mix of new artists, including the rise of Blossoms, Sundara Karma, Vant and Nothing But Thieves, that have all hit our televisions and radios with a gigantic impact.
Following in the rising footsteps are three-piece, powerfully raw-hitting Black Foxxes. ‘Pines’ was the first EP to be released from the trio in 2014, which had people in intrigued. Reining from Devon the band have been exposed to the glorious British countryside but with growing fears of becoming too relaxed in their home surroundings. ‘Pines’ explores these emotions beautifully and poetically. Since, the band have toured with the brilliant Milk Teeth and have also accompanied another new comer, Nothing But Thieves on several of their UK dates.
Recently they have begun their movement onto the festival scene. The band opened up the Kerrang! stage at The Haunt for this years’ The Great Escape Festival, bringing the venue to capacity at just 8 o’clock. After their impressive set at The Great Escape, Black Foxxes embarked on their short journey to Exeter for Radio 1’s Big Weekend where they housed the introducing tent for a shortened set, where a performance can be found here. Black Foxxes have also recently just returned from their triumphant performance at Download Festival, to which the tent was bursting at the seams.
‘Husk’ was the bands stand out track in 2016 and heavily reached the interest of the likes of Zane Lowe, Daniel P Carter and Huw Stephens to name a few. With a substantial amount of backing and radio play surrounding the band, the decisions to move forward were finalised.
Black Foxxes have now published the release date of their debut album ‘I’m Not Well’ to be August 19th 2016. Following the recent release of their latest album titled single ‘I’m Not Well’, listeners are opened up more to the complex lyricism that Holley writes. From a Facebook post taken from the bands official page, Mark Holley writes “…As it was Mental Health Awareness Week last week, the timing is pretty apt. This record is for all of you ill fucks, fighting that daily battle in which ever way that may be. If you love rock music, it’s probably for you too!”.
From their earlier tracks on the ‘Pines’ EP, the music has progressively become more polished. Though still bringing in the dryness, catchy choruses and rhythmic riffs, Black Foxxes seem to be branching out to a more arena filled sound.
‘Husk’, ‘River’ and ‘I’m Not Well’ hold a somewhat reinvention to the Foxxes vibe; a more powerful and direct one.
So if something riff heavy, dusty vocals and something that stops you in your tracks (we all know that discovery feeling), then Black Foxxes are the way to turn.
We predict it won’t be long until we’ll all be hearing and seeing these boys a lot more frequently, so watch this space…