Fox Glove. Sweet but Dangerous.
Fox Glove is grown throughout this province of ours. A native plant species on the coast with beautiful stalks of bright flowers typically perched alone overlooking the hill tops and mountain-scapes…deadly but stunning. Now, the music of the band known as Fox Glove is rather similar. It’s beautiful and stands alone. Just check out the ‘Devil’s Grin’ below:
Through intricate harmony, three singers push and pull on the strings of the heart, weaving dark and light powers upon their listeners. Fox Glove is a band with a knack for captivating audiences with charm and pushing back with tension, all while instilling musical prowess throughout their performance. Renn Madeleine Bibeau, Claire Butterfield, and Chelsea Kanstrup have widely diverse voices and ranges, but together they create a unified blend that has been compared to that of bands such as the Staves.
Fox Glove focuses on evolution. Constantly looking to grow, strengthen, and expand, the style of this trio has matured with time and is constantly settling further into the sphere of dark folk pop. It is here that these three women are able to explore the heavier moments in life through words, all while building on their vocabulary of harmony. They seek to move the soul in their performance, and it is becoming known that a Fox Glove show wouldn’t be a Fox Glove show without a tear shed and a laugh enjoyed.
Fox Glove has two EPs under their belt, both released within the last two years, and produced respectively by Jason Cook and Sam Weber. They regularly perform as a trio, but reveal a quartet of merry men at bigger events to build their sound as they delve into a darker, more eclectic realm. Highlights from Fox Glove’s life include multiple sold out shows in Victoria, as well as appearances at Rifflandia, Song and Surf, and Tall Tree Music Festivals. They have become known as “CBC Darlings”, acting as the live house band in studio for a major fundraising event in 2014, and being played on Radio 1 often more than once a week. Known for their vocal proficiency, they have collaborated on a number of musical projects with artists such as Vince Vaccaro, Jesse Roper, Bocce Avocado and Pigeon Hole. On NYE 2016, they shared the stage with Jesse Roper at his sold out show at Victoria’s notorious Sugar Nightclub as both the supporting act and as part of his band. This coming year is shaping up to be an exciting one, with a number of festival appearances, several recording projects including the first part of a full album, and a plan for a Western Canadian tour.