Playlist: Phoxjaw’s Essential Tour Tracks


When it comes to “exciting new bands” within the UK, Phoxjaw are most definitely one to be considered for such a tagline. Formed just over two years ago in Bristol, the quartet have been building a reputation as a ferocious live band. Their resumé includes a handpicked slot at this year’s 2000trees Festival and playing shows with Black Foxxes, Black Peaks and Loathe.

This month sees Phowjax truly make their mark. First, they’re releasing their long-awaited debut EP, ‘Goodbye Dinosaur…’. It combines grungy, distorted riffs with lyrical depth. ‘Triceratops’ and ‘Lottery’ have already seen the Bristol band receive plenty of praise. While ‘Dinosaur Bones’ ebbs and flows between its murky verses and stomping chorus. ‘Weapons’ is a meddling onslaught with pop sensibilities before ‘Plastic Wedding’ rounds out the EP, highlighting the bands more experimental side with droning guitars and its ominous atmosphere. Shortly after dropping their impressive debut EP, they’ll be heading out on tour with blackened rock n’ roll quartet Pagan. If you’re wanting a night out of big riffs and throat-soaring melodies, then the pairing of Pagan and Phoxjaw isn’t to be ignored.

As he had some quiet time before preparing to hit the road later this month, we asked Phoxjaw vocalist and bassist Danny Garland to pick out a selection of songs he’ll be playing on repeat while on tour.

Daughters – Satan In The Wait

Daughters are an emotionally intelligent band that have so much style.

noxagt – Someone Calls You Every Night And Says Nothing…

This is what you hear when it all ends.

Zolle – Porkediem

Zolle are good friends of ours. This Italian two-piece drop the biggest riffs.

Civil Elegies – The Idiot

My favourite Scottish band. Punishing noise rock that pounds.

[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3981784768 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small track=431125519]

Randomer – Bring

Techno on the road. Always.

The Dirty Nil – Pain Of Infinity

Probably the most rock ‘n roll band on the scene and Luke’s voice is angelic.

Swans – Bring the Sun

Swans are a beautiful and majestic creature.

Idles – 1049 Gotho

BRISTTOLLLL! Punk is never dead

Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place

Best. Band. Ever

Clipping – Story 2

Clipping blend hip-hop and noise in the best way!

‘Goodbye Dinosaur…’ EP by Phoxjaw is released on 16th November.

Phoxjaw will be touring the UK on the following dates:

18th Crofters Rights, Bristol (w/ Haggard Cat)
20th Old Blue Last, London (w/ Pagan)
21st Mothers Ruin, Bristol (w/ Pagan)
22nd Satans Hollow, Manchester (w/ Pagan)
23rd Key Club, Leeds (w/ Pagan)
24th The Actress & Bishop, Birmingham (w/ Pagan)
25th Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (w/ Pagan)
27th The Anvil, Bournemouth (w/ Pagan)
28th Underground, Plymouth (headline)
29th Jacobs Ladder, Falmouth (headline)
30th The Office, Truro (headline)

Phoxjaw links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp

If you have enjoyed reading this article and would like to help us produce more content and promote more great new music, please consider donating to our Patreon page.


This website collects cookies to deliver better user experience. Learn more.