Mercurial Bristol quartet Phoxjaw have announced their hotly-anticipated new album notverynicecream, to be released 11th November via Hassle Records.
The band have released their new single ‘thesaddestsongever’, the second glimpse of notverynicecream following their previous single ‘sungazer’.
Pre-order notverynicecream here: https://hasslerecords.ffm.to/notverynicecream
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 triumphant period for the Bristolian oddballs – the group made their debut Download appearance in 2022, performed two magnificent sets at 2000trees, and will shortly be touring with Norwegian deathpop group Blood Command.
06 England, London, Camden Assembly
07 England, Bristol, Exchange
08 Scotland, Glasgow, Stereo
09 England, Manchester, Deaf Institute
13 Germany, Hamburg, Goldener Salon
14 Germany, Cologne, Blue Shell
15 Germany, Munich, Orangehouse
16 Germany, Berlin, Badehaus