Toxic Fox release new single, 'Oil Painted Hill' - playing Caloundra Music Festival
Toxic Fox have been busy. Their debut single ‘Bond Street’ was released in April, and hit over 30K streams on Spotify in its first two months. The band completed a successful East Coast tour and festival appearance in response, with their live shows pulling a notable crowd. The reception has been warm to the young Sunshine Coast band, with a promising start to their efforts at taking on the Australian music scene, with fans and critics alike celebrating the new sound.
Their latest single ‘Oil Painted Hill’ is due for release on August 8 and was recorded and produced at Rocking Horse Studios and Heliport Studios with Producer Elliot Heinrich (POND) and Engineer Nicholas Wilson (STICKY FINGERS).
The song is a continuation on the band's summery, ambient surf rock sound, with their signature star-gazy guitar licks sitting comfortably next to lead singer Zephyr Jenkins warm, cruisy vocal style.
The song is more emotional than their previous release, written around the ageless subject of falling in love. It branches into new territory for the band and showcases the growing maturity in their songwriting, drawing on “the drastic measures that we go to as people to feel love and be with the one you want”.
The band are also celebrating the addition of new member Kayla Smart (aka Dorah Jacson), who has been a feature of their shows for a large part of the year, singing harmonies and playing keys, as well as holding up her own solo career and playing festivals including this years Big Pineapple. A long time friend of the band, it seemed natural that Kayla become a full time feature, having played with guitarist Matt Buchanan since they were just 11 years old.
Toxic Fox take to the road again to celebrate the release of Oil Painted Hill with a set of dates including Brisbane, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and finishing up at Caloundra Music Festival at the beginning of October.