You know the way when something lands in your inbox from Sao Paolo, you’re liable to sit up and take notice?
As it happens, this story concerns a Wexford native now resident in that particular metropolis, one Johnny Fox, and his new EP. Over to him.
The EP was recorded primarily in Ireland, between my home in Wexford, and a makeshift studio built in an abandoned warehouse in Walkinstown Dublin, with the finishing touches applied here in my current home in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
It is the 2nd in a series of EPs intended for release this year, and is my 5th solo EP (all other releases can also be found through my bandcamp page)
Track one features Lar Kaye of Adebisi Shank on drums, while track two features drumming from my River Fane bandmate, Derren Dempsey. To investigate the River Fane, you can visit http://theriverfane.bandcamp.com/
I have no flowery bio – the truth is that I am just a person writing and recording music, and would like to share these efforts with anyone who may be interested.
We hear you brother. Consider them shared.
First track, ‘The outside’, has a very appealing offbeat piano core, with compelling drums from the aforementioned Lar Kaye. The overall effect isn’t a million miles from Shearwater, and that, needless to say, is a thing devoutly to be wished.
Next track, ‘We’re not bad people’, marks a complete about face, featuring as it does a collision between The Beach Boys and post wave, and all the more winsome and beautiful for that.
Closer, ‘Don’t belong to me’, clinches the Beach Boys conceit, perhaps erring more on the side of Dennis Wilson, with a straightforwardly handsome underdog melody.
The EP is a pay-what-you-want download and might I suggest you choose a figure somewhere north of zero, so that Mr Fox can continue doing what he’s doing – I’m looking forward to his next EP already.
Don’t you just love the interweb.