The industry is rife with beige and vanilla,” says Mark Holley, frontman of Exeter’s Black Foxxes.
The three-piece are certainly hard to ignore, recalling Manchester Orchestra and Brand New with a bit of Radiohead’s introverted, uniquely British weirdness.
Last year’s debut I’m Not Well was a line in the sand, showcasing an endearingly earnest songwriter and a trio with deft dynamic ear. Mark conjures his palette of gritty, evolving distortions from a modded Manson MA Classic (with TV Jones and Manson MBK-1 pickups), plus a Vox AC30 and Fender ’68 Princeton (recently switched out for a Marshall Bluesbreaker).
“I just have them all running at the same time,” comments Mark. “It's delicious.” We heartily agree.
- For fans of: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New
- Hear: Whatever Lets You Cope