“Phoxjaw collide sludge metal with gravelly Britpop and ignite their tent” – The Guardian
“a unique and exciting proposition” – Metal Hammer
“no-one here will forget the experience any time soon” – Kerrang!
Mercurial Bristol quartet Phoxjaw have announced a headline tour in support of upcoming new album notverynicecream, to be released 26th May via Hassle Records.
Jun 16: Exeter The Cavern
Jun 17: Bournemouth Bear Cave
Jun 18: Southampton Joiners
Jun 19: Tunbridge Wells Forum
Jun 21: Guildford The Star
Jun 22: Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms
Jun 23: Bath Moles
Jun 25: Glasgow Garage Attic
Jun 26: Newcastle Bobiks
Jun 27: Sheffield Corporation
Jun 28: Manchester Gullivers
Jun 29: Huddersfield The Parish
Jun 30: Blackpool Bootleg Social
Jul 02: Brighton The Prince Albert
Jul 03: London The Black Heart
The band comment: “We think it’s about time we packed up the van, made some jam sandwiches, and took a nice summer holiday around the UK to play our new album notverynicecream!
So unbelievably excited to announce our full UK tour – tickets go on sale Wednesday 17th at 9am, don’t wait around, these are gonna go quick!
See you there!”
Pre-order notverynicecream here: https://hasslerecords.ffm.to/notverynicecream
Watch previous single ‘apples’ here: https://youtu.be/GdnO0cHiUX8
Watch the video for ‘thesaddestsongever’ here: https://youtu.be/EMZ8YKEbXLw
Watch the ‘sungazer’ video here: https://youtu.be/TyQlirPt-Fo
notverynicecream is another staggering release from one of the UK’s most inventive and unusual bands. Eclectic, irreverent, titanically heavy and saturated throughout with a signature sense of British whimsy, the album will only see Phoxjaw’s star rising further.
Written in various states of lockdown, notverynicecream is a glimpse into Phoxjaw’s future mindset. A sugar-sweet sense of abandon covers darker feelings of loneliness, depression, and isolation. Where the band’s debut album, Royal Swan, was a record of nationally-expressed extroversion, notverynicecream is Phoxjaw’s declaration of introversion. Nihilism, nostalgia and suffering served in a sugary cone; progressive, punishing sonics glossed over with lustrous hyper-pop influences.
notverynicecream follows a busy period for the Bristolian oddballs – the group made their debut Download appearance in 2022, performed two magnificent sets at 2000trees, and have shortly returned from a sell-out tour with Norwegian deathpop group Blood Command, as well as their debut performance at Germany’s Reeperbahn Festival.
Danny Garland – vocals/bass
Josh Gallop – guitar/keys
Kieran Gallop – drums
Alexander Share – guitar/vocals