- Live Review: The Stone Foxes @ Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
It is clear how much effort this band puts into their music: the energy is real, the performance is passionate and the execution is stunning.
There’s nothing quite like having zero expectations of a band when they hit the stage to then have them blow the roof off the venue. It’s a thing of beauty.
San Francisco quintet, The Stone Foxes, opened their set on ‘It Ain’t Nothing’, combining toothed rock ‘n’ roll guitars with an anthemic chorus that wouldn’t be out of place blaring on a car radio.
There is an energy about The Stone Foxes that goes far beyond the band itself – it’s shared and inclusive of all the audience.
‘Eye For Love’, off their upcoming album, Twelve Spells, mixed deep southern blues with powerhouse vocals. The kind of song that warrants suave head banging; it was also a psychedelic experience to watch the synchronised movements of vocalist and guitarist Vince Dewald’s mass of curly locks to the bends of his guitar.
‘Cold Like A Killer’ followed – a sincere performance with an eerie almost desolate ambience. The soft but passionate vocals of Shannon Koehler were reinforced with backing vocals from Dewald. Guitarist and violinist, Ben Andrews mirrored the song’s mood with longing cries from his violin. It is clear how much effort this band puts into their music: the energy is real, the performance is passionate and the execution is stunning.
With sounds similar to The Black Keys, this band understands what rock ‘n’ roll is. The Stone Foxes are made for big stages, with dominant guitars and inspiring lyrics it’s easy to see them reach international success.
Twelve Spells is out on March 18. Listen to ‘Eye For Love’ here: