Gig Review by Fran Prince with Photography by Bianca Barrett

Foxes

As we entered Kasbah Nightclub, this venue was a little different to many… I was pretty certain they’d mopped the floor with glue, cue worrying that the soles of my shoes would be ripped from them every time I wanted to move. Whilst awaiting the lovely Foxes, an exceedingly drunken and tall lady made sure to use me as a leaning post… until the lights dimmed and she ran to the front screaming to welcome Foxes onto stage.

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The opening number ‘Talking to Ghosts’ began, an upbeat tune, I felt this number was a little overworked with effects and a backing track, but by the 3rd song, a favourite of mine that is ‘Holding on to Heaven’, I was immediately admiring this new artists sound. Her gravelly tones give a pop meets electronic vibe, updating standard pop to have a punchier, more dance like feel to it.

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‘Unknown’ kicks in the drum and bass chorus and Foxes starts to get the audience moving, on the last leg of her tour, Foxes appreciates all the support she’s had from fans with her first album ‘Glorious’. She introduces her Radio 1 cover, before she can confirm what it is, someone shouts out ‘Ellie Golding OMG!’… embarrassingly for said audience member it was a slowed down version of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ mixed with Massive Attack’s ‘Tear Drops’, which made it an eerie, mysterious and quirky track altogether.

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With a 3 piece band by her side, and a great sound team, Foxes vocals got stronger with every song, her unique voice was so clear and sharp (hitting every note) in amongst the drum & bass styled vibes from the stage.

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She dived into ‘Glorious’, and there was an instant buzz in the room, her powerful female sound dominated the venue and pulsed through the audience. The repetition in lyrics towards the end of the song had everyone chanting and clapping along.

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Describing her switch up in staging like Narnia, or ‘Westlife’, she pulled on chairs and they did a seated, acoustic mash up of ‘Say my name’ & ‘Moving too fast’. Now this, I adored! I am still mesmerised by her awesome technique to mash up two different songs and put a beautiful yet simple guitar and vocal change up to it, her electric and edgy tones makes me love this artist even more.

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In hip get up, with a crop top and baggy glitter pants with a tracky styled glitter jacket, Foxes showed her laidback but kickass attitude when she takes to the stage.  The popular Rudimental track ‘Right Here’ with steel drum intro instantly got everyone jumping up and down, and the artist fed of this up tempo feedback! Skipping around the stage and waving her hands in the air, this rave-like song proved her diversity in style.

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Finally, ‘Clarity’ fired up the signing from the audience and as she came to a finish, a stamping of feet demanded and encore, and she bounced back onto stage with her final and chart hit ‘Let Go for tonight’. Foxes well and truly had some raspy yet effortless tones, which give her a slightly urban edge and electronic sound, let’s just say, I will certainly be listening out for more of this Foxy ladies work to come!

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One Response to “Foxes at The Kasbah, Coventry, UK – 10th December 2014”

  1. Wayne Fox Says:

    Lights? At the Kasbah?! Amazing work Bianca! :)
    Wx

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