Sometimes a really fascinating little mix makes for the perfect formula for a new cool-aid drink, and sometimes the blender spits out something brown/gray and faintly smelling of stale crackers. In case you haven’t got the point, that’s bland. Bland. I won’t hold out- Foxy Dangerous is oddly quiet melodically yet so focused and attentive you can’t help but be enthralled and drawn into their formula.
Foxy Dangerous are right out of Austin Texas, the breeding ground for musical acts that encompass all areas of the sound palette. The Foxy Dangerous formula includes the rock and roll staples, yet unlike most contemporaries, they additionally include the imposing and elegant voice of Maranda Stamm. Stamm never directly belts out and overwhelms the songs, keeping the focus on the entire instrumentation as opposed to keeping the spotlight on her. It’s an interesting stylistic choice, made even moreso by the instrumentation itself, lacking dual guitars, opting to instead keep the sound streamlined with a single guitar. You can’t help but admire the choice, and it makes for something engagingly fresh.
In all, Foxy Dangerous makes for a dangerous choice of sounds. With a female voice, they manage to add a certain flair and swagger honed and manifested entirely by Stamm’s presence. The group back themselves by signature metal/punk riffs and some of the best drumming out of the Austinindie scene by Cody Grifffin. As far as the songs themselves, Give and Take really provides Stamm an effectual backing to showcase a more melodic side, yet she manages to balance sultry with quaint- with superb results.
So as we pour out the confection, we don’t particular have anything familiar or relative to anything else, but a wholly satisfying creation none the less. Foxy Dangerous are playing an exquisite game of indie fortitude by offering simplistic metal ethos over the crooning voice of a star-studded female, and we can only hope the formula sticks to potential fans at an international level.
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