Foxes Faux are an English folk rock band with a punk heart who’s powerful, melodic music takes a quirky jaunt through country, punk and gypsy tinged rock, erupting from an arsenal of instruments which include a bouzouki, mandolin, melodica, guitar, glockenspiel, violin and banjo. Their vibrant live show is something to witness in its naked, tawdry flesh.
Following on from earlier EP’s, the band released their thirteen track debut album ‘Fox Tales’ in 2015 followed with a tour of the UK and Europe which included appearances at Leeds First Direct Arena, Beat Herder Festival, Bingley Music Live, Strummercamp Festival, venues across Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland with support sets for Franz Nicolay, New Model Army and Billy Bragg. Five singles and videos have been released alongside the album; ‘Liars’, ‘Cops and Robbers, ‘Isabella’, ‘Rioters Queue Here’ and ‘Do I Waste My Time?’. The much-anticipated second studio album is due for release in autumn 2016.
Foxes Faux are guaranteed to have you barn dancing, rocking, two stepping, skanking, congoing and crowd surfing like a foxy thing!
“Liars is a cracking track in my humble opinion” – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
“A rather wonderful band” – Alan Raw, BBC Radio 1
“Excellent” – Punktastic
“A 13 track masterpiece” – Vanguard
” This is ‘gut-feel’ music, instinctive and unrestricted” – Folk Words
“Great musicianship & a selection of well constructed lyrics” – UK Folk Music
“A sound that evokes the Yorkshires moors as the Eagles soundscaped the deserts of the Midwest” – Tykes
3.6/5 – The Equal Ground (U.S)
“Choruses that are a rallying cry to the dispossessed of heart and mind” – Americana UK
Fox Tales is the 13-track debut album from 6-piece UK folk rock band Foxes Faux. The album documents songs the band have been playing live for the past 4 years on countless UK tours and festival appearances. The album was created with a ‘do it yourself’ work ethic; the music was produced and recorded by Kurt Wood and Luke Yates, the art work was painted by Ben Snowden, and the packaging/inner illustrations were created by Tim Rickaby. The albums production, promotion and release was financed by money the band has earned from a relentless gigging schedule.
The album fuses folk rock with gypsy and punk overtones. The bands diverse sound has been shaped by the members’ time in a mixture of melodic and more abrasive bands as well as taking influence from The Beatles, Gogol Bordello, The Coral, The Byrds, Supergrass, Johnny Cash and Blur amongst others.
After a month of pre orders, the CD was released at the bands sold out launch party at Santiagos in Leeds. As of November 2015, four singles with accompanying vidoe have been released from the album.
Upcoming Album Singles
Cops and Robbers (April 2015)
Liars (June 2015)
Do I Waste My Time? (August 2015)
Fidel Rocero (October 2015)
Kurt Wood – Vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Percussion, Stomps
Will Quinn – Vocals, 12 String Guitar, Banjo
Tim Rickaby – Bouzouki, Electric Guitar, Melodica, Glockenspiel, Stomps
Ben Snowden – Electric Bass
Luke Parker – Vocals, Drums, Stomps, Saw, Stihl Saw, Bell, Stomps
Damian Curran – Acoustic Guitar, Organ