Having spent much of 2018 on the road throughout Australia and Europe, Sydney’s Thunder Fox make their return with the funk-drenched new single, ‘Been Busy’, taken from their forthcoming debut album, Love At First Sniff. With a slew of summer tour dates on the horizon, Thunder Fox are most definitely back, baby.
Catchy, rooted in insatiable grooves and harmonies, ‘Been Busy’ is the perfect way to introduce this new chapter for Thunder Fox. Drawing from influences including Anderson .Paak, Hiatus Kaiyote and D’Angelo, an expert marriage of horn lines with addictive basslines and riffs has become a trademark of the Thunder Fox sound.
The single and album, both recorded at A Sharp Recording Studio in Sydney, saw Thunder Fox work with Daniel Willington (ILUKA, Battlesnake) and Steve Smart (Northeast Party House, City Calm Down) on mastering. 13 tracks strong, Love At First Sniff in its final form retains Thunder Fox’s cheekiness and humour within its lyrical composition yet musically, it is a defining collection of sounds from one of Sydney’s best indie bands.
“The canon of Love At First Sniff spans from its oldest track, written almost two years ago, to its youngest, which was written just two weeks prior to entering the studio. The record muses on subject matter with a discernable sense of growth and progression while stretching across a canyon of mixed emotion.” Thunder Fox.
Thriving on stages around the country in its current line-up since 2017, Thunder Fox are in their natural element in the live realm. Having headlined several tours of their own while appearing at the likes of Lost Paradise, the Caloundra Music Festival and Subsonic Music Festival, the band is at their strongest when revelling in that energy you can only get with live music.
The band’s debut summer European tour in 2018 saw them make their mark on audiences from the Netherlands through to France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the UK. Now back in Australia, Thunder Fox are preparing to unleash their new music on stages through into December.
THUNDER FOX TOUR DATES
Friday, November 22nd The Basement Canberra
Saturday, November 23rd Yah Yahs Melbourne
Saturday, December 7th Cambridge Warehouse Newcastle
Sunday, December 8th North Gong Hotel Wollongong
Thursday, December 12th Beach Hotel Byron Bay
Friday, December 13th Black Bear Lodge Brisbane
Saturday, December 14th Imperial Hotel Sunshine Coast
Saturday, December 21st Oxford Art Factory Sydney
with Majun Bu, Honeydrip