FoxFace - Optimo - 12th February 2006

Article by Sam Eccles | 17 Mar 2006

Performing their most powerful gig to date, FoxFace led yet another packed night at this infamous Glasgow hot spot with punters revving their engines in anticipation of this unique club night's surprises and glorious offerings. Less Celtic in style than previous renditions, the band appear to have reached out to rock-related influences, and have produced a unique sound that will appeal and excite, without losing the resonance of, distinctively modern, Scottish Folk music. Swathed in a set created specifically for this commanding show by Chateaux artists Heather Lander and Silo; band members executed their songs under the flight of 'cockpigeons' and jungle-like scenery, that only added to the panache and élan of this great gig. Distinctively part of the Glasgow movement, Foxface remain decidedly different, and as such are difficult to pin down when attempting to draw comparison or influence. Think Kate Rusby (without the fiddle), Bert Jansch (with more oomph) all mixed with a good bit of Woodie Guthrie and the danceable quality of the Pogues. Sure to be a cult hit before reaching the national play-lists, FoxFace are definitely ones to watch. [Sam Eccles]