King of Foxes
With the release of the full length album, Golden Armour (2015), Edmonton-based band King of Foxes brings an alternative edge to indie pop. Lush with layered guitar hooks, infectious vocal melodies, and “instant indie-rock cred”, the record boasts a radio-ready aesthetic of alt-rock influences and garage rawness. King of Foxes has drawn comparisons to Veruca Salt, Lush, and Metric, but retains an edgy persona led by seeing-eye guitar hooks and Olivia Street’s elegant, pop-tinged vocals. Golden Armour features nine songs that explore the heart, in its magnitude and its weaknesses: songs about leaving and being left, and anthems for anyone who has loved and lost. The album crosses a lot of different genres—incorporating elements of grunge, alt country, retro pop—and yet has a cohesive sound that comfortably re-configures the genres it draws upon. Most importantly, the release never loses touch with the emotional platform great songs are built on.
Lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, Olivia Street, was one of the founding members of Juno-nominated reggae band, Souljah Fyah. She has found her own voice with King of Foxes, and brings the authenticity of an old soul to a decidedly modern sound. After releasing a 4-song self-titled EP in late 2013, which was met with positive reviews from fans and music bloggers alike, King of Foxes was honoured with a $10,000 Project 10k20 grant from the Jim Pattison Group, which was used to fund Golden Armour. Produced by Stew Kirkwood of Sound Extractor Studios in Edmonton, Golden Armour appeared on the Canadian independent music charts for 16 weeks since its release, reaching #6 at its highest position. King of Foxes has recently supported iconic Canadian band Econoline Crush on their Edmonton date at The Needle Vinyl Tavern in July 2016, and have also played alongside Juno-nominees The Darcys. They have appeared at the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival (2016), and the Works Festival (2016),