Dance, Indie, Pop
Tristan Kelly - vocals, guitar; David Henry - trumpet, backing vocals; Piers Gooding/Richard Butler - tenor saxophone, backing vocals; Nick Carver - bass; George Weiss - drums
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Bona fide crowd-pleasers Manny Fox run riotous escapades down the sun-bleached boardwalks of old-school soul, ride helium-hooks through the sticky condensation of tropi-pop groove forests, and emerge in a feel good house party haze via the freewheeling swagger of early rock n roll.
The Melbourne 5-piece are preparing to release a new single, Harry – the first release since their celebrated 2013 self-titled debut album and their soundtrack to award winning shadow puppet show Bunk Puppets’ Swamp Juice (Edinburgh Festival Total Theatre Award Winner 2011).
Produced by Joe Hammond at Pots and Pans Studio, Harry marks a musical evolution for Manny Fox – from purveyors of rickety, eccentric folk-noir, to charismatic, party band de jour. Jangly electric guitars flicker over songs packed tight with melodic confetti. Front-man Tristan Kelly’s irresistibly woozy croon is supported by drummer George Weis’ infectious beats, bassist Nick Carver’s valleys of groove, and horn players Dave Henry and Piers Gooding, who coo like exotic birds.
What’s more, each track will be accompanied by a music video – with A-side ‘Harry’ to be directed by Brian Cohen or Umbershoot and B-side ‘Boulevard’ being directed by Alice Glen of Smaller Than You.
To celebrate the launch, Manny Fox are bringing their increasingly infamous live show to The Northcote Social Club for a matinee show on Sunday July 27th. Supports TBA. Doors open at 1:30pm, and tickets are $12.