Phoxjaw – Royal Swan
Hassle Records – 2020
In a similar vein to the band O’Brother that I covered some weeks back, I struggle to put these guys firmly in one box or another. At moments they remind me of Deftones without ever sounding like them, adding a hefty dose of British melancholic anthems craftily weaved together with chaotic party vibes. Props to them for the stellar self-production and Lewis Johns for the always heavy-hitting drums.
This record is a pure fucking joy to listen to. It’s almost like a celebratory ode to the end of humankind. I really don’t know what else to say, this series of articles was never meant to be about me rambling on and abusing buzzwords. Just give this masterclass in songwriting and flow a solid listen and let me know if you clicked with it. Then throw them some money and let’s get them to Oslo when the apocalypse blows over.
FFO: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (but seriously, check this out)