Bristol’s Phoxjaw have just released their second EP ‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ that sees the band experimental with the sound yet maintain the familiar grunge, shoegaze and dissonance that we heard on ‘Goodbye Dinosaur…’ last year.
To celebrate the new record, we caught up with vocalist/bassist Danny Garland who picked out five records that have inspired Phoxjaw.
SWANS – ‘THE GLOWING MAN’
‘The Glowing Man’ was my first insight into Swans and it was the tone of this album that really inspired me. The sonic waves of pounding guitars with chant-like vocals. This album I find meditating.
CIVIL ELEGIES – ‘FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF AMATEUR JOCKEYS’
We were lucky enough to share the stage with these Glaswegians at the beginning of our career at Le Pub in Newport. They have this massive wall of sound that pounds, hanging on a note with one of my favourite heavy vocalists, Hamish. Very powerful.
FULL OF HELL – ‘TRUMPETING ECSTASY’
Dylan’s voice is just unrelenting. It sounds like the pits of hell. He truly is the best metal vocalist in the business. I recommend the track ‘Crawling Back From God’.
THE NATURALS – ‘HIVE’
Hands down my favourite band from our hometown. These guys are so creative and the pallet of sounds they offer is gorgeous. Rob‘s voice is beautiful.
KILLING JOKE – ‘HOSANNAS FROM THE BASEMENT OF HELL’
Killing Joke have blown me away every time I see them. Jaz has the most aggressive voice in punk, and I find them one of the true classic British punk bands.
Phoxjaw‘s new EP ‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ is out now. You can order the record on the band’s official BandCamp here.
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