'The Dealer', unleashed by Foxing last year, was a marked departure from 2013's 'The Albatross'; the sophomore effort was the sound of a band maturing and pushing certain elements of their eclectic palette to creative extremes. Tonight, the band made their way back to Manchester for a victory lap before heading off to complete album three.
Last April saw Foxing make their debut Manchester headline appearance after a revelatory slot supporting Tigers Jaw in August 2015 in the same venue (Sound Control). Now the Missouri natives are returning to the city for a stint at the glorious Deaf Institute venue as part of a larger UK tour which kicks off in Glasgow tonight.
In 2014, Foxing's 'The Albatross' came from nowhere to find itself firmly embedded on a number of end of year album lists. The album combined ragged vocals, reminiscent of Tom Woodhouse from Yorkshire legends Forward Russia, with achingly beautiful melodies. Last year, the band returned with 'Dealer'.