Indie, Pop, Rock
Matt Buchanan, Zephyr Jenkins, Dorah Jacson, Richard Hall, Jack Bradburn
U2, Pink Floyd, POND, DMA's, Catfish and the Bottlemen
Toxic Fox are busy taking on the Australian music industry. Meeting in 2017 and made up of Zephyr Jenkins (Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar), Matt Buchanan (Lead Guitar/ Vocals), Kayla Smart (Keys/ Vocals), Richard Hall (Bass) and Jack Bradburn (Drums) they possess an obvious passion for the music. With a get-rocking-or-die-trying attitude to their career aspirations, they’re well underway in establishing themselves as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Sunshine Coast in recent times.
The band’s debut single ‘Bond Street’ was released in April 2019, and followed by August’s ‘Oil Painted Hill’, which have hit over 60K streams on Spotify to date. The aftermath of the releases have included a string of successful East Coast shows and festival appearances at Caloundra Music Festival and Rockhampton River Festival.
The highly anticipated debut EP ‘White Jail’ is due for release on October 16 and includes the two singles as well as three additional tracks that meander on a cruisy, laid back journey through a diverse range of sonic flavours. An intertwining of genres, it draws on a variety of rock, pop and indie references that a Triple J audience can get their teeth into. Ambient guitar licks combined with a warm, melodic bass tone and lead singer Zephyr Jenkins smooth vocals come together to create a perfect sound for summertime, and with the bands Sunshine Coast surf roots it’s obvious where the five friends get their vibe from.
The band enjoyed seeing their previously unreleased track ‘Creature’ featured on Tai Jennison’s surf film ‘Bloom’, which features Taj Burrow and Brent Dorrington and represents the quintessential laid back vibes of their QLD home region.
Guitarist Matt Buchanan explained of the EP
“White Jail was the first demo we ever tracked as a band in the early days. We decided to go back into the studio to polish it and we’re totally thrilled with the sound that Elliot and Nick helped us create. The artwork is actually from our original version which we figured would be cool to resurrect!”
The EP was recorded at Rocking Horse Studios near Byron Bay with producer Elliot Heinrich and engineer Nick Wilson, with additional time spent at Heliport Studio on the Sunshine Coast.
The band move forward into 2020 with their new release, followed by a national tour that takes in the following venues:
October 17 Milk Factory - Brisbane
October 18 The Northern - Byron Bay
November 8 Selina’s - Sydney
November 9 The Family Hotel - Newcastle
November 16 Billy Bones Warehouse - Melbourne
November 17 The Espy - St Kilda
December 13 Solbar - Sunshine Coast