Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

toxic fox


band members

Matt Buchanan, Zephyr Jenkins, Richard Hall, Jack Bradburn


Influences

u2, pink floyd, tame impala, temper trap


Bio

Toxic Fox are four young lads on a mission. Meeting in 2017 and made up of Zephyr Jenkins (Vocals), Matt Buchanan (Guitar) 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 set for a killer year in 2019.

Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, their sound combines elements of surf rock with mellow ska/reggae indie beats and influences coming from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ocean Alley, Parcels and Sticky Fingers. They represent the quintessential laid back vibes of their QLD home region, with a killer punch of energy, as demonstrated in their live shows across SE Queensland and Northern NSW, at venues including Solbar, Noosa Surf Festival, Rics Bar, The Zoo, The Northern and The V Room.

The band spent a week this March 2019 recording and producing a set of new tracks at Rocking Horse Studios near Byron Bay with producer Elliot Hendich and engineer Nick Wilson. Their debut EP is shortly to be released, with the first single ‘Bond Street’ due for release at the end of April.

The song was written around the love/ hate relationship with smoking and as guitarist and song-writer Matt Buchanan relates “Any durry muncher can relate to always wondering whether or not your bad habits are gonna catch up to you”
The song intertwines the bands indie-rock riffs with their more ambient, melodic phrases and hints at what’s to come from the EP later in the year.

The band take to the road to tour the single and take in the following dates:

Friday May 10. Toxic Fox with Kava Kings | Solbar, Maroochydore
Saturday May 11. Toxic Fox with The Kava Kings & Peach Fur| The Northern, Byron Bay
Sunday May 12. Toxic Fox with The Kava Kings | Netherworld, Brisbane
Friday May 17. Toxic Fox | The Vanguard, Sydney
Sunday May 19. Toxic Fox | Hemingways, Manly

With two singles already to date, including their most recent acoustic version of ‘10 years’, the young band have already established a hardy following of fans. Their past efforts have gained them popularity across social media platforms and at the beginning of 2018 they enjoyed seeing their single ‘Creature’ featured on Tai Jennison’s surf film ‘Bloom’, featuring Taj Burrow and Brent Dorrington.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 May 2019

Triple J
30

some classic rock fused with a coastal charm.

some classic rock fused with a coastal charm.