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The Bristol based belligerent grunge machine that is Phoxjaw have just announce a string of live dates to close out an exceptionally exciting 2018 for the group – something seriously astounding when considering the band only came to life no longer than 2 years ago.
The self-acclaimed ‘noise makers & brain shakers’ have already formed their own distinctive and destructive reputation add a number of extra dates onto their support run with Australia’s blackened Rock n Rollers this November – with the latter half of the month seeing the west country taken over by the ferocious dinosaur loving alt-rock outfit.
Listen to ‘Triceratops’ here:
Phoxjaw’s 2018 has been filled to the brim with phenomenal growth for a band in such infancy; from supporting the likes of Black Peaks, Loathe, Black Foxxes and Avon to performances at 2000 Trees and more recently, signing a management deal with Future History (Loathe, Holding Absence, Sleep token). They are set to release their forthcoming ‘Goodbye Dinosaur’ EP on November 16th 2018.
Guiding the lads on the venture into the deep-south is Truro’s own quirky alt-rock 4 piece Hypophora; who have seen a fairly impressive 2018 too playing shows with Black Peaks, Casey and a short run of shows with Kurt Travis (ex-Dance Gavin Dance) – in addition to Burn It Down Festival and the release of their debut album.
In addition to the Pagan tour supports stopping in the typical circuit stops of London, Bristol Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, the band take no pity in treating the smaller, southern venues to their signature melancholic yet foreboding grunge/alt-rock and almost barbaric live headline show:
28th November @ Underground, Plymouth
w/ Hypophora & Pitcher
29th November @ Jacob’s Ladder, Falmouth
w/ Hypophora, Oh, Cpt. Prang & The Interceptors
30th November @ The Office, Truro
w/ Hypophora & Majaro
For a band with as much of a reputation for a destructive & chaotic liveshow as Phoxjaw – these shows really cannot go amiss. Rest assured this will be the last time you’ll be able to see this band a stage so small – 2019 is going to be their year.