Black Foxxes to play Mama Roux’s Birmingham

Reiði – the Icelandic word for rage – is a fitting title for the second full length record to come from Exeter’s Black Foxxes. Born from a restless need to push creative boundaries, and a fear of stagnation in all its forms, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2016 debut album I’m Not Wellsees the three-piece pushing the vicious bite that fuels their band to new highs, and experimenting with menacing shade and uplifting light alike.

United in their aim – to experiment as much as possible with the core of Black Foxxes – the trio found themselves creatively liberated, with nothing whatsoever out of bounds. Packing off to VADA studios – a stately home-cum-recording studio in the blissful surroundings of rural Warwickshire – Black Foxxes felt empowered to push the boundaries as much as humanely possible, weaving in warm peals of brass, static-laced stutters of radio fuzz, and jagged experimentation along the way. It’s also as laceratingly honest as their celebrated debut; a quality that the band will always hold above everything else.

Black Foxxes’ fearlessness and honesty is palpable across the entirety of Reiði. The pressure-bottled essence of a band that refuses to stop surging forward, rage is combusted into productive energy by the end of the record. “Now I understand rage,” goes the final track ‘Float On’ – the full-circle conclusion of this brilliantly formed burst of anger. Unpredictable and more adventurous than ever, Reiði is surely the kind of album which will leave fans guessing at Black Foxxes’ next move, and stands up as the definitive sound of a band that refuses to be pinned down.

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Black Foxxes play Mama Roux’s Birmingham on Tues 3rd April 2018. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Sæla’ below: