Track Of The Week – FOREIGNFOX – Birthday Flowers

Track Of The Week – FOREIGNFOX – Birthday Flowers

Jolting in with angular guitars and a swirling underlying fuzz, Birthday Flowers immediately signals an exciting development in Foreignfox‘s alt-rock sound.  And, as frontman Jonny Watt’s distinct brogue bursts into life, the new and the familiar meet; resulting in a frantic explosion of guitars and melody.

Lyrically, the song tackles the painful topic of gambling addiction; providing an adaptation of true events culminating in the loss of a close friend’s brother.  Burdened with the ‘the weight of responsibility’ to get it right, Watt explains; “I have close friends who’ve struggled with gambling addiction and seen the destruction it has caused.  When I was first asked to write this song I had no idea how to approach it.  The worst thing I think I could have done was to water it down to the point where it’s no longer what it was originally intended to be. At its heart, this is a dedication from one brother to another – I had to be respectful of that.  I have to always be respectful of that.”

Live Dates

  • 13th April – Independent, Sunderland
  • 14th April – Fulford Arms, York
  • 15th April – Sofar Sounds, Manchester
  • 16th April – Leopard, Doncaster
  • 17th April – The Salty Dog, Northwich
  • 21st April – The Islington, London
  • 26th April – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
  • 27th April – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
  • 18th May – Gig at the Goil, Lochgoilhead
  • 31st May – MacArts, Galashiels
  • 10th August – Party at the Palace, Linlithgow
  • 7th September – Outwith Festival, Dunfermline

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