Fox Jaw, 'Kerosene'
Formerly known as Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, the band have been touring incessantly since the release of their debut album The Devil In Music in 2011, playing over 100 shows in 24 months across Ireland, the UK and Canada. In that time they played many festivals and shared the stage with acts such as Editors, Ash, Fight Like Apes and Therapy?
Described as a modern band with an old soul, their sound is bluesy and dark, without sacrificing an upbeat edge. Their new album, Ghost's Parade is also due for release over the coming months and was recorded with the help of producers and engineers who have worked with the likes of Whipping Boy, REM, Interpol and David Bowie amongst others.
Having being sent a link to the new single by the guys at www.orchestrate.ie I watched the video straight away, and along with some great music, I really enjoyed the humour and acting in the video too. The sound reminded me very much of some of the great but forgotten Irish bands from the late 90's, and also a hint of Bends-era Radiohead in the guitar-playing.
If you want to check out more of Fox Jaw's songs, you'll find them below, they're also playing Whelans of Wexford Street on Friday, 28th of February, and I think I might just go along and check them out myself.
Fox Jaw are Ronan Mitchell (vocals, guitar, piano), Morgan Nolan (guitar, backing vocals, keys), Shane Serrano (drums, backing vocals, clarinet), Manolis Sheehan (guitar, backing vocals) and Kieran J. Sims ( bass, backing vocals).