May 9, 2014

hmv.com reviews... PHOX @ The Great Escape
by Tom
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hmv.com reviews... PHOX @ The Great Escape

hmv.com is down on the South Coast as the festival season kicks off with Brighton's new band nirvana The Great Escape. This time we're reviewing country pop types PHOX..

 

Who?

PHOX, the six-piece indie country pop troupe all way from Wisconsin.

 

Where?

The Dome Studio @ The Great Escape.

 

Was it full? And how were the crowd?

Not full, but far from empty either, at least two thirds full with a respectful, if not rabble rousing crowd, but then things are just getting started for Phox…

 

So what was the set like? What did they play?

They kept it down to a polite 25 minutes, but in that time they managed to waltz through the likes of ‘Slow Motion’ and ‘Espeon’. Their brand of lilting pop is steeped in folk and country, imagine Band Of Horses at their gentler moments, being fronted by Laura Marling.

 

Any good between song banter?

Not much, a few polite ‘Thank you for comings’ and a little introduction to their new single ‘Slow Motion’.

 

Did they put on much of a show?

The Great Escape is big on new bands and the range and scope of its bill, but bands get 25 minutes and there’s no time for pyrotechnics or smoke machines, you just stand there and play. And they did, very well….

 

What was the highlight of the set?

The set was really good throughout, but ‘Slow Motion’ scored the best reaction from the crowd.

 

Where can I catch them next?

They’re heading off on a big US tour across the next three months, but they return to the UK at the end of August for End Of The Road Festival.

 

hmv.com will be at The Great Escape across the weekend of May 8th - 10th, bringing you interviews and reviews. 

You can pre-order PHOX's debut album from our digital store now. 

PHOX - Slow Motion [Official Video]

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