Coping Mechanism


Black Foxxes and their fine new video

Black Foxxes arrive today with the stunning video for ‘Whatever Lets You Cope’ – the gorgeous visual accompaniment to the single, taken from the band’s debut album, ‘I’m Not Well’, due out August 19th viaSpinefarm Records.

Frontman Mark Holley talks openly about how the song is based on the troubles of drug addiction:- “I wrote it when I was staying in Pembrokeshire, in the most idyllic countryside village by the sea. On the last day, I went out for a walk along the coast, and as I was reaching the footpath, I saw a woman lying on a bench… she had a bottle of vodka by her feet. It was obvious she was under the influence of something else as well…

“It was a surreal contrast, to see this beautiful, idyllic scenery with this lady at the forefront. It really stuck in my mind. The song is about the illness of addiction and the moment the drug hits.”

 Check out the video for ‘Whatever Lets You Cope’ here:

On the live front, Black Foxxes will appear later this month on the second stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival, before heading over to the US for a string of dates.

Following this, the band return to the UK for their first ever headline tour; this will take them to Glasgow, Southampton and everywhere in between through the month of October. Tickets are on sale now.

Upcoming tour dates:-


Fri 26 Aug: Leeds Festival

Sun 28 Aug: Reading Festival


Tues 13th Sept: Mercury Lounge, New York

Wed 14th Sept: Saint Victus, Brooklyn

Sat 17th Sept: Riot Festival, Chicago

Tues 20th Sept: Viper Room, West Hollywood

Wed 21st Sept: The Satellite, Los Angeles


Sat 1st Oct: Southsea Festival

Sat 8th Oct: Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival

Sat 15th Oct: Norwich, Sound and Vision Festival

Sun 16th Oct: Leeds, Brudenell Games Room *headline

Mon 17th Oct: Liverpool, Arts Club 2 *headline

Wed 19th Oct: Newcastle, Think Tank *headline

Thur 20th Oct: Glasgow, Cathouse *headline

Sun 23 Oct: Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge *headline

Wed 26th Oct: Southampton, Joiners *headline

Fri 28 Oct: London, Boston Music Room *headline

Sat 29th Oct: Exeter, Cavern *headline

Sun 30 Oct: Bristol, Exchange *headline

The album, ‘I’m Not Well’, is available to pre-order from the following retailers:

Black Foxxes Official Merch Store:
Amazon CD:  // LP:

The Black Foxxes store also offers exclusive prints of Dan P Carter’s album artwork, along with T-shirts & hoodies.

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