The band formerly known as Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters have now returned with the rather more succinct name of Fox Jaw. Instead of just a simple re-brand, these Limerick lads have had a line-up reshuffle and are now set to release their sophomore album, Ghost’s Parade, later this year.
Our first glimpse of new material is upcoming single Kerosene along with its accompanying video which was released on the 19th January to an impressively positive reception. Describing themselves as a throwback to ’50s blues with a modern edge, Fox Jaw have taken a step back and cleverly refined their sound, becoming far more modern and much less bluesy. Beginning slowly, the dark track soon builds to a brilliant crescendo of drums and wailing guitars, all complimented by the sound of Ronan Mitchell’s timbrous growl.
The concept of the video comes from the band’s own Shane Serrano and Blindboyboatclub of the Rubberbandits. It stars two Limerick natives, Kevin Kiely Jnr. and Richard Lynch in a rather dark and twisted tale that will keep you watching all the way to the end, regardless of whether you particularly want to or not. Have a gander, if you dare…
Fox Jaw release Kerosene on the 28th February in conjunction with a celebratory performance at Whelan’s and it’ll be available for digital download or on a limited-edition, transparent blue 7″.
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