Release Date: Aug 19, 2016
Record label: Spinefarm Records
For the last decade, there’s a school of thought which will you tell that British rock has been wandering in a desert of cheap American knock-offs and derivative, uninventive re-hashing of some of the bigger Transatlantic success stories. Whilst that might be true for some of the UK’s more familiar household names and a vast middle ground of average outfits, the grass roots of rock in Britain has never been stronger. There’s a veritable plague of fresh, vital bands trawling the toilet circuit up and down the length of the country right now, doing it themselves day in, day out.
Devon power-trio's debut is a mud-ride of delicate depression-pop With his wavering, cracked-mirror warble, Black Foxxes frontman Mark Holley is the perfect post-everything frontman, a guy constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown who just wants to get through the night in one piece. Granted, a near-constant crisis of confidence isn’t always the best character trait for a rock’n’roll singer, but this Devon power(ish) trio make it work on their solid debut album. ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads .
Emo-punks get sad on debut. Now here’s something hefty to get your teeth STUCK into. Exeter trio Black Foxxes’ debut album is all big riffs and powerful vocals courtesy of frontman Mark Holley’s raw, histrionic tones.