Black Fox – a Melbourne band that is new to me. They are the band that have risen out of the ashes of The Smoke, who are also a band I was unaware of.
Now that I have been made aware of them I will certainly be looking out for more of their music as it is available in the future. Namely their debut album, Line of Sight, slated for a mid-2012 release.
At the moment I am listening to Day In Lieu, the first single from Line of Sight. This is a single that is available on iTunes, it is also available as a 7″ double A-side vinyl single from Waterfront Records and JB HiFi.
The copy I received in the post is just Day in Lieu on CD and I’m loving it, I did head over to their website to check out Monarch and that is another song I’m really enjoying.
Black Fox are energetic indie-pop at it’s best. The sound is throbbing, foot stomping fun and then just when you get used to the sound another instruments is introduced that brings you back to the moment and breeds new appreciation.
Day In Lieu and Monarch are opposite sides of this limited edition vinyl single, and they are opposite ends of the Black Fox catalogue too.
Heavy on the drums, tapping along with my feet, bassy guitar and belting big band chorus this is a rocking good time. Vocals are dreamy and rhythmic, easy to get caught up in, Day In Lieu is an energetic track that epitomizes what Black Fox is about.
Monarch on the other hand is a much moodier and more mellow track. The opening chords remind me of another song but I can’t think what it is, after those we get into something that slithers through your senses and is unique. The sound tracks beautifully through highs and lows and the song finishes with a soulful sax solo.
I think Black Fox are going to be a band to watch and if this single is an indication of what we can expect from Line of Sight then I for one can’t wait for the release.