Limerick, County Limerick
With over 300 shows, 9 Singles, 5 Vinyls Releases, 2 Studio Albums, 2 EPs, 1 Live Album, countless festival appearances, TV appearances, Magazine Covers, Music Video Awards, Album Of The Year Awards, and only one flat tyre … Fox Jaw have been bringing their signature brand of rock and roll to audiences across Europe & North America for the last 11 years.
Described as ‘a modern band with an old soul’, they have a swaggering trend-shaking growl, but always kept it sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs. Praised as “True hidden gems” (state.ie), 2014 proved to be their most successful year to date with the release of their 2nd album, ‘Ghost’s Parade’. With an impressive amount of airplay, raising many eyebrows in the music industry, ‘Ghost’s Parade’ is an album in full sonic technicolor, verifying the bands ability & love for a plethora of genres, above and beyond the pigeon holes many set for them. Recorded with producer Dave ‘Skippy’ Christophers (Josh Ritter, Whipping Boy, Mundy) & engineer Owen Lewis (Flogging Molly, Snow Patrol, REM), and mastered at Wav Mastering by Richard Dowling (David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Interpol).
In 2016, following the success of the release of their brooding rock & roll floor fillers ‘Do You Want It All?‘ & ‘Hit It Off’, the band released their 3rd EP ‘Black Light Vignette’ with a flying start both at home and overseas, getting picked up by over 30 college stations in the USA.
Fox Jaw have played such festivals as: Electric Picnic, Indie Week (Toronto & Ireland), Castlepalooza, Knockanstockan, Indiependence, Sea Sessions, Wavemasters, AranMojo, Hard Working Class Heroes, Glasgowbury, Vantastival, Arthur’s Day & more…
They’ve shared the stage with such acts as:
Against Me!, The Strypes, Therapy?, And So I Watch You From Afar, Alabama 3, The Redneck Manifesto, Jape, Hayseed Dixie, HamsandwicH, Director, Fight Like Apes & many more.
Ronan Mitchell - Vox / Guitar / Piano
Morgan Nolan - Guitar / B. Vox / Keys
Shane Serrano - Drums / B. Vox / Clarinet
Manolis Pates - Guitar / B. Vox / Keys
Kieran J. Sims - Bass / B. Vox
More info: www.foxjaw.ie
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'GHOST'S PARADE' Album Reviews:
Album Of The Week - Ara City Radio (LUX)
Album Of The Week - 2FM (IRL)
"A joy to behold ... Majestic" - 8/10
- U&I Magazine (IRL)
“Majestic full-band rock with a distinct Irish touch.”
– Nialler9 (IRL)
"Oscillating between bluesy hymns dripping with bass lines and good old-fashioned rock’n’roll-around-in-the-mud, Fox Jaw are punchier and sassier than your grandma after several cheeky sherries ... Fox Jaw represent the future of Ireland alternative rock bands."
- Itcher Magazine (UK)
"Songs that they can happily bring anywhere, and win audiences with ease ... They’ve carved out a sound that stays away from anything else that’s around right now."
- Dan Hegarty / 2FM (IRL)
"A feast for the ears. Dark, moody & slightly schizophrenic... An exciting sound that's unquestionably their own."
- Hotpress (IRL)
"One listen to Fox Jaw's second album and it's impossible to figure out what genre they fall under ... Therein lies the beauty of the Limerick quintet ... Such inconsistency should be catastrophic, but Fox Jaw triumphantly embrace their weirdness"
- The Irish Times (IRL)
"Wow ... Absolutely fantastic ... There's no justice if they don't go far!"
- Brendan O'Connor / The Saturday Night Show (IRL)
"A jaw-dropping album release ... One of the finest Irish rock albums of the year"
- The Irish Daily Mirror (IRL)
"Epic ... 13 cleverly crafted tracks leaning towards the dark side - but jammed with melody"
- The Irish Star (IRL)
"(Ghost's Parade) showcases solid songwriting along with enough originality that puts them on the cusp of breaking ... The thing that attracted me to Fox Jaw was that they were able to produce accessible rock songs that feel familiar while simultaneously finding their own signature sound ... Highly recommended."
- The Equal Ground (USA)
"Grit & inventiveness ... melodic, bluesy, dark and brooding"
- Luxemburger Wort (LUX)
"A swampy, blues-tinged foot-stomper swaggering with machismo"
- Goldenplec.com (IRL)
"The best thing they've done to date ... It's authentic and impressive ... This is assured, head boppin', rock 'n' roll."
- The Metro (IRL)
"The album is deliciously compelling ... the instrumental lines are well put together and boldly powerful moments keep the long album engaging from start to finish."
- Dublinconcerts.ie (IRL)
"A group with a unique alternative-rock and pop sensibilities, Fox Jaw’s music is both infectious and tensely presented through its overall production."
- The Last Mixed Tape (IRL)
"The band thrashes and flails about to music that’s something close to a peppy-meets-heavy cross-section of Franz Ferdinand and Glenn Danzig ... incomparably fresh sound"
- Lynnks Music (USA)
"Few bands can be both a winter and a summer band but Limerick-based Fox Jaw manage to do just that. Their roots are planted firmly in soul music but with a healthy sprinkling of lighter, melodic beats; making their sound an intriguing combination of the light and the dark ... they make damn fine dark-pop songs!"
- Chasseur Magazine (IRL)
“The album is a cracker, bursting with influences from heavy rock leanings to delicate ballads, showcasing Fox Jaw’s ever evolving sound ... The future is yet to be written for this band, expect it to be in bright lights.”
– Limerick Leader (IRL)
“Propelled by a strutting alt-rock groove and raspy vocal delivery that combine to excavate wonderfully malevolent undercurrents”
– TheThinAir.net (IRL)