16th January 2012 marks the release of the eponymous debut album by Brighton four piece Foxes!, released on new label Big Salad Records.
'Foxes!' is a charming mixture of C86, post punk, folk, casiotone and twee. Foxes! sound is very much their own, although fans of Young Marble Giants, Stereolab, Belle and Sebastian and Lavender Diamond should be won over.
Foxes! are husband and wife Adam (guitar, vocals) and Kayla Bell (drums, vocals) plus Alan Grice (bass, keyboard) and Matt Twaites (guitar, keyboard, omnichord).
Foxes! - Oh Rosie (video created by singer and drummer Kayla Bell):
Previously Foxes! released 'The Panda Bear Song EP' on Elefant Records (the Spanish home of BMX Bandits, Television Personalities and Camera Obscura), in April 2011.
Initially hailing from Oxford, the band migrated to Brighton and over recent months with like-minded local musicians, they plotted to create an independent record label dedicated to releasing "new albums from strange and interesting corners of the city's creative underside."
Watch this space for more experimental releases with a pop sensibility.
Friday 23rd December 2011: Big Salad Christmas Spectacular with Foxes!, Milk & Biscuits and Mum Dad and the Kids @ The Green Door Store, Brighton.
01. Aisle No. 1
02. The Panda Bear Song
03. 6 O'Clock
04. Welcome To The Jivin'
05. Oh Rosie
06. It's Ridiculous, Adam
07. Alex Badamchi
08. Who Killed Rob?
09. A Letter To A Mine
11. Art Girl
12. Apples To Apples
"Their episodic jangly pop may represent the first attempt in musical history to wrangle winsome C86 indie with prog rock" - The Guardian
"Pleasing levels of naivety from indie poppers who clearly live in toy town" - Drowned In Sound
"Balances arch, wry lyrics with a catchy melody, all squeaks and squawks over twee-indie disco beats" - God Is In The TV