Thu 31 March
Brisbane Celtic-punk rock band Fox ‘N’ Firkin release debut album with a national tour in April.
Since forming in 2012, Fox ‘N’ Firkin have established themselves in the thriving Brisbane music scene. They fill large rooms with crowds and music and get the audience manically mosh-jigging in their hometown time after time. But when you’ve conquered your own backyard, it’s time to explore beyond the quarter-acre block, Fox ‘N’ Firkin are about to rip apart the white picket fences and sledgehammer their high energy sounds into the faces of new audiences. With the release of their long awaited debut album No Vacancy, Fox ‘N’ Firkin will be on the road in April.
After releasing two independent EPs in 2013, No Vacancy will be the debut full length album by Fox ‘N’ Firkin. It contains ten songs covering social issues such as the treatment of indigenous populations, environmental degradation and asylum seeker policy. The songs fuse traditional Irish instrumentation and melodies into blistering catchy punk rock.
No Vacancy will be the third release on Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records, following on from The Dead Maggies and The Button Collective, who have both garnered rave reviews and radioplay, both nationally and internationally for their respective releases. FTYP have a distribution deal with MGM and contains a roster of upcoming folk, punk and folkpunk bands from around Australia.
The title track No Vacancy is the lead single from the upcoming album. The song has a ska feel, and no swearing, unlike the rest of the album which is more straight up Celtic punk rock (and with a heap of ‘fucks’), as a result this song translates well to a host of different themed radio programs. The song is blatantly about Australia’s reaction and attitude towards asylum seekers and refugees. This single is officially released on Monday 14th March 2016. The album is officially released 1st April 2016.
To coincide with the release of No Vacancy, Fox ‘N’ Firkin embark on a series of gigs in April.
Friday 1st – The Reverence Hotel, Footscray, Melbourne
Saturday 2nd – Bar 12, Frankston, Melbourne
Friday 14th – Currumbin Creek Tavern, Gold Coast*
Saturday 15th – Beetle Bar, Brisbane*
Friday 29th – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart*
Saturday 30th – Fresh On Charles, Launceston*
* with The Dead Maggies