This is Foxes. Well, this is actually a lady called… I can’t remember her name but I do recall someone saying she was from Southampton (I know that sounds like an unlikely “happening” place but then it is where the Titanic was born). There, that’s her in the picture. She seems really nice and objectively speaking she’s quite foxy (though definitely not a fox just to clarify if this visual evidence is insubstantial… you never know in these Twilight days) and I saw her live last week at a place called Camp near Old Street station which is impossible to find (it’s a door opposite the Sainsburys without a sign or anything, you have to ask hipsters standing outside Sainsburys who’ll laugh at you because you don’t know where it is even though there’s no sign) and she was bouncing around the stage in a sort of Middle Eastern floaty dress which made her look fun. When I said I was going to see Foxes, many confused people asked me if it was a band called Foxes from Brighton but it was blatantly not because they spell their name “Foxes!” with an EXCLAMATION MARK (!!!). Difficult to get that across when you’re having a verbal conversation in the office kitchen though without saying, “I’m going to see Foxes-without-exclamation-mark tonight.”
Foxes is going to be portrayed as a rival to Niki & The Dove so I’ll not mention that because it’s boring and that’s what everyone else is going to say like this: “But is Foxes just the next Niki & The Dove?” Well, no. Foxes is not the next Niki & The Dove because Niki & The Dove is a totally different band. Though Foxes does have that big drum electronica dark pop thing going on and is also a female-fronted act with a silent partner. Also, Niki & The Dove even released an EP called “The Fox”. But FFS, Foxes is not the next Niki & The Dove. Foxes is the next Foxes-without-an-exclamation-mark. So give them a chance will you?
Anyway this is called Warrior and it’s from the EP called Warrior. And if I were a warrior I’d go into battle with this on my iPod because it would get me in the mood for war. I did always say I’d like Massive Attack’s Teardrops or Primal Scream’s Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts) to be the last song I’d hear before I died in battle. But if those weren’t an option then I’d probably settle for this really great Foxes song.