New Single ‘Kerosene’ out 28th February 2014. Available on Digital Download & Limited Edition Transparent Blue 7” Vinyl
Fox Jaw are a modern band with an old soul. Producing a trend shaking, majestic deep growl, which swaggers from the terrific to the sublime. A band that usually err on the side of darkness, but always keeping it sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs. Critics praising them as “True hidden gems”, “A seductively gloomy sound in a league of its own … will both mystify and satisfy” (State.ie).
Formerly Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, Fox Jaw are a band filled to the brim with new beginnings as they enter 2014. Aside from a new abbreviated name, they are armed to the teeth with an armada of new material, locked & loaded with new recruits, and equipped with a sagacious mind for the road ahead. This isn’t a band reinventing themselves; this is plain and simple evolution. And now, after a year in hiding, writing, recording & honing their craft, the storm is brewed and ready for serving.
Currently on the verge of releasing ‘Kerosene’ on February 28th 2014, a glistening throw back to that of a 1950’s blues ballad, but with a modern day attack. Taken from their upcoming sophomore album, ‘Ghost’s Parade’, recorded with producer Dave ‘Skippy’ Christophers (Josh Ritter, Whipping Boy, Mundy) & engineer Owen Lewis (Flogging Molly, Snow Patrol, REM), and mastered at WAV Mastering by Richard Dowling (David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Interpol).
The single comes accompanied online, with an audiovisual treat that incorporates a range of Limerick personalities. Directed by the bands very own Shane Serrano, who’s concept conjuring was shared with Blind Boy Boatclub of The Rubberbandits, and stars actors Kevin Kiely Jnr. (World War Z, The Dark Knight Rises) and Richard Lynch (ILoveLimerick.com). A twisted little concept & video, that will certainly reside in your subconscious, whether you like it or not.
A simple background check on the band reveals, that the guys are one of the hardest working bands in the country. Releasing their debut album ‘The Devil In Music’ in 2011, and playing close to 100 shows within 24 months, across Ireland, the UK & Canada (80 of those shows were within the first 10 months). With many festival appearances including Indie Week (Toronto), Glasgowbury Festival, Vantastival, Arthur’s Day, Knockanstockan and even being added to the Main Stage at Indiependence Festival to share the boards with the like of Ash, Editors & Therapy?. Going from strength to strength, featuring on a Becks Vier TV advertising campaign, a flip cover of Hotpress, and receiving an ‘Album Of The Year’ Award from Independent UK music website, The Underclassed. There’s a strong chance you’ve come across this band before, without even realising!
They’ve shared the stage with such acts as: Against Me!, Therapy?, And So I Watch You From Afar, Hayseed Dixie, Fight Like Apes, Calvin Harris, The Feeling & more.
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).
€8 door / €6 advance
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).