EP: A Playground For Sad Adults
Label: Hassle Records
PHOXJAW have announced their signing to Hassle Records and details of their second EP - A Playground For Sad Adults- which will be released on 5th July.
To coincide with the news, the band have today released the first single from the forthcoming EP. Titled 'Melt, You're A Face Of Wax'.
The band comment on the song:
"This song came from more of a prog background as it bounces and plays with a mathy lead line like a floppy puppet with its puppeteer intoxicated. The track's lyrical approach and delivery are more free than on the previous singles. So free that free willy would have made it over the rocks in at least 2 skips on the remote. The lyrics suggest the idea of a distracted nation; one of which is unaware of its power and lack of respect towards the natural world that provides us. Caged little creatures and animals as ornaments with crickets starving in tupperware boxes."
The signing to Hassle Records(Brutus, Pagan, Press Club) continues the alternative quartet's rise, following the acclaim of their debut EP Goodbye Dinosaur..., tours with Black Peaksand Pagan, and appearances at 2000trees and Camden Rocks festivals.
Hassle Records' company director Wez comments: "We first saw the band play at the excellent 2000trees last year. We were blown away. It’s difficult to carve your own sound but these guys are definitely doing that already after one EP and another imminent. They are hard to pin down musically and it’ll definitely be a strength for them in years to come."
The Bristol-based rock outfit made waves in 2018, garnering support from across the key UK rock media on release of their ‘Goodbye Dinosaur’ EP. The success of this debut EP was unsurprising given the reaction to PHOXJAW's first ever release, their double A-side single Spin Club/Victorian Dolls (Pale Wizard Recordings), which quickly sold out upon release. With their follow-up singles 'Triceratops' and ‘Weapons’, the band received numerous plays on Radio Onethanks to Dan P Carter’s Rock Show, plus praise from a wide range of UK press, including Kerrang!("unhinged and mesmerising"), Metal Hammer("inhabiting their own, unique musical world"), and Rhythm Magazine("already causing waves").
There are few bands that sound as unique, infectious, or as powerful as PHOXJAW. Although hard to pigeonhole, the band are at times reminiscent of early Biffy Clyro, At The Drive-Inand Cave In. The fourpiece owe much to their melodic tenacity and driving, off-kilter riffs and mixed with their ferocious energy onstage and compelling personalities, PHOXJAW are firmly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
Danny Garland - vocals/bass
Josh Gallop - guitar
Kieran Gallop- drums
Alexander Share - guitar/keys/vocals