Six friends with six dramatically different musical backgrounds and influences have come together over the course of the last few years to create music which is like no other. Thunder Fox’s unique style has already seen the group performing alongside a number of major acts, at major festivals and also touring throughout Europe.
When asked about their major influences trumpeter Jessie Tachibana explained that with six members the influences vary wildly.
“There’s a Red Hot Chilli Peppers vibe mixed with Jeff Buckley, a bit of Led Zeppelin and a lot of rock ’n’ roll such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Guns N Roses… From song to song our sound varies stylistically quite a bit but the flavours of everybody’s influences are very recognisable in each song.”
In order to bring all of these various elements together, the group has developed a creative method which allows each member to impart their own flair onto every song.
“Most of the time our lead singer Sam will come in with the skeleton of a song and then each of us will put the meat onto it bit by bit.”
This has led to Thunder Fox creating music which you “won’t necessarily hear on the radio all of the time” but it has seen the group already kicking some major goals and also set some lofty goals for 2019. In particular, they are excited to be heading out on the road this month to perform regularly and hopefully build towards an EP later this year.
Thunder Fox arrive in Sydney next week for a hometown show as part of their national tour celebrating new single Squeedup.
“Our last ticketed show in Sydney was at The Landsdowne, which we managed to sell out. So we want to aim high for the Oxford show. Hopefully, this show will be something that people will come to, then go home remembering fondly as well as wanting to come to more shows in the future.”
The major goal for 2019 though is to continue their growth as professional musicians.
“We want to keep writing music that we all love, play in places that we’ve never been before, and definitely to get to a level where we can support ourselves finally by playing music would be amazing.”
Jan 24. Oxford Art Factory, 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. $18.25+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.oxfordartfactory.com