Okay, I admit it. I’m a literal person. Abstract realms such as algebra and vague conceptual music videos evade me as if a fleeting dream. I like lyrics. Fortunately, for those of us who are literal-leaning, and for those more conceptually oriented fans, there is the three-piece band based in Exeter, UK called Black Foxxes.
Their videos are way over my head, but their lyrics are beautiful, pure emotion, with melodic, wrenching honesty that will certainly speak to fans as their hearts are broken—or driven to maddening rage. This is all set in hard, punky rock, with Mark Holley’s driving guitar and sweetly painful vocals, the grounding thump of Tristan Jane’s bass, and the pounding thunder of Ant Thornton’s drums.
Black Foxxes’ 5-track EP, Pines, was released in 2014 and is available from Amazon at this point. Their new album, I’m Not Well is coming August 19th. Of the four tracks currently available, the title track caught my ear from the start. Leading off the new record, “I’m Not Well” will usher the listener into a shadowy world, providing enough shafts of light to entice us into the remaining tracks. I’m looking forward to the journey.
Look for I’m Not Well August 19, 2016
1). I’m Not Well
3). Whatever Let’s You Cope
4). How We Rust
6). Maple Summer
8). Waking Up
10). Slow Jams Forever