F.O.X – Chimera

July 11, 2013

After forming from the ashes of Angry Vs The Bear about seven months ago, F.O.X have wasted very little time in their efforts to dominate the musical world. There have been stadium tours supporting Depeche Mode, reaching the final of Supajam’s 2013 Benicassim competition, and also recording their debut album.

At it’s core we have 13 white-hot servings of passionate Electro-Pop where F.O.X frequently capture precise moments of sheer ecstasy. But the reflective portions stand out, fearlessly stretching across a great vast nothingness like a voyage of the last great hedonists. This is shown in the mighty ‘Guns & Horses’ as well as their cover of White Lies’ ‘To Lose My Life’.

Mitzi Fox has the vocals of a beguiling carnival performer in the Pop-Stomp of ‘I Sing We Sing’, while also managing to sound fantastically desperate in the crescendo of ‘Kill Me With Words & Pictures’. A highly dexterous amount of production from the rest of the band gives her some powerful and catchy sonic canvasses to work with.

Closing with the towering ‘London Town’, F.O.X give us a big drop and a frantic ride-out that could undoubtedly be stretched out to shatter the end of their live sets. As first album’s go, this is pleasingly developed and demonstrates a ferocious confidence.

Purchase the album right here. Listen to a few cuts from it below.

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