It‰۪s a rare thrill nowadays, when listening to the opening few bars of a track, to hear a voice that slices its way through such a riot of colour and effortlessly holds your attention. The smoky jazz vocals from PHOX‰۪s Monica Martin provide a heavy, sultry coating to the glittering pop background that slides into clarinet interludes.
PHOX were born in Baraboo, where six unlikely musicians kindled their creative streaks, almost as a family. It‰۪s with the bare, stripped- back harmonies and subtle melancholy of the lyrics that show PHOX have created something totally enchanting and unique, captivating from the first listen and bringing a live audience to a mesmerised standstill.
CD format includes two bonus tracks.åÊLP is pressed on 140g coke bottle green clear vinylåÊ
‰ÛÏA pop sensation in waiting‰ - Clash
‰ÛÏMonica Martin‰۪s honeyed voice; it‰۪s full of soul‰ - NME
‰ÛÏA triumph‰ - The 405
‰ÛÏMonica Martin has a torch singer‰۪s quiet glamour and smoky voice‰ - UncutåÊ