They say certain strength is built in the face of adversity and you can look no further than UK rock band Foxer as evidence for such claim. The past two years have been on the tempestuous side for the Portsmouth based trio but now they are back with a new single which basks in fresh vigour and adventure as it demands attention.
After six years building a potent reputation and fan base with their richly flavoured rock sound, Foxer found 2019 a formidable adversary. To date the band had seen their tracks and self-titled debut EP eagerly supported on countless radio shows and stations whilst live they had similarly earned eager plaudits whilst sharing stages with the likes of Brant Bjork and Loading Data as well as being invited to play Victorious Festival each year. Then last year stepped forward and, mid-preparation for a debut album, the sudden departure of two thirds of the band left Foxer founder Chris Peace to contemplate the future.
Agonising and taking stock over many months, the vocalist/guitarist rose up in resolve and defiance, and calling on friends, unveiled the first track from upcoming first full-length, ‘The Throwaways’. Swiftly acclaimed, ‘Don’t Leave a Scar’ unveiled a new maturity and invention in the band’s sound as well as certain energy in its breath even as the song emotionally and melodically prowled ears. Equally it saw Foxer embracing a richer vein of variety in their rock fuelled sound with seeds in the likes of alternative, blues, and grunge rock and a keen strength of temptation which refused to be ignored.
As for all, 2020 again took a grip of lives and endeavours but Foxer again has refused to be chained down and with a new stable line-up of drummer Sean Kenneally and former Foxer Guitarist Roy Ludford returning on bass alongside Chris, they are ready to escalate intrigue and anticipation for that debut album with new single ‘The Cult Of Perfection’. The song is a short rousing slice of adrenaline fuelled rock ‘n’ roll, its riffs a hungry manipulation and chorus an anthemic contagion loaded call on one’s inner instinct to roar.
Engineered and produced by Tom Wells from Fast Trains, arranged by Lo from Patrón/Loading Data, and mixed by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Eleven) with mastering by Dave Collins, ‘The Cult Of Perfection’ has the richest recipe for temptation and with Chris’ songwriting breaching new imagination amidst the band’s individual prowess, it announces Foxer back with a mighty declaration.
With ‘The Throwaways’ waiting to stir up the UK rock scene, indeed greater strength and creativity is nurtured in the arms of tribulation and it features Foxer as its affirmation. ^,,^