Bristolian quartet Phoxjaw have released a video for ‘An Owl Is A Cat With Wings’, the latest single from their 2020 debut album Royal Swan, out now via Hassle Records.
Phoxjaw are joined by a parliament of owls in the video for the aptly titled single, they comment:
“Toot your hoot, my god they’re cute, Phoxjaw shoot new music video for ‘An Owl Is A Cat With Wings’. If all goes to sh*t at least we have each other and what’s left of our humanity.”
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Xz0W5KsLClc
Stream/purchase Royal Swan here: https://smarturl.it/Royal_Swan
After the turbulent times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoxjaw have confirmed a new date for their Royal Swan album release show, in partnership with Signature Brew. The event will now take place on 20th May 2021 at Signature Brew Brewery in East London – tickets are on sale and include a free beer. Find out more here: https://www.signaturebrew.co.uk/products/phoxjaw-album-release-party-20th-may
Phoxjaw were also scheduled to tour the UK in February 2021 in support of Royal Swan, however due to the ongoing pandemic the majority of the dates were cancelled. The two shows in Bristol have been rescheduled to 6th and 7th October 2021.
Born from a cabin-fevered recording experience at Devil’s Bridge in Wales, Royal Swan harks back to a fantastical medieval England. Without being overtly political, Royal Swan also details the tension inherent in modern day Great Britain – the sense of isolation and resentment the United Kingdom has fostered versus trying to retain a sense of pride in one’s own country. Listen out especially for the title-track and opening track for this.
To this end, and in classic Phoxjaw style, Royal Swan enlists a range of local musicians and sound-experiences, adding to the band’s core unique sound. Devil’s Bridge Cottage leaves its mark on the record, fostering Phoxjaw‘s claustrophobic recording experience and physically shaping the sound, with each band member recording in separate rooms (and guitars in an airing cupboard).
Self-produced, with drums recorded by Lewis Johns, Royal Swan marks Phoxjaw‘s step into the limelight following two highly respected EPs (2018’s Goodbye Dinosaur… and 2019’s A Playground For Sad Adults). A rare group who combine humour, quirk, intrigue, a huge range of influences, and power, Phoxjaw are a band who’ll never stop having things to say.
Having toured with Black Peaks, Pagan, Zakk Sabbath‘s cruise, Loathe and plenty more already, Phoxjaw have begun making waves in the UK underground rock scene. Solid support from Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Total Guitar Magazine, BBC Radio 1 (Future Sounds with Annie Mac, Indie Show with Jack Saunders, Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter) BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Kerrang! Radio, Amazing Radio and more has earmarked this band as ones to watch, and rightly so.
Danny Garland – vocals/bass
Josh Gallop – guitar/keys
Kieran Gallop – drums
Alexander Share – guitar/vocals