Foxface - This is What Makes Us (4 stars)


This is What Makes Us (Gargleblast Records)


This Glasgow outfit’s three members have been kicking around the Scottish indie scene for years, two of them most famously as members of Peeps into Fairyland, but their decision to join forces as Foxface is easily the wisest of their career. This beguiling debut is driven by a warm and romantic blend of haunting boy/girl vocals, mandolins, pianos, torrents of bluesy guitars, demonic basslines and thundering drums, veering from quiet poetic ballads to dark and rhythmic attacks throughout, and keeping us captivated from start to finish. Sons & Daughters devotees will go weak at the knees for Foxface, and rightly so. Utterly divine.

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