We caught up with PHATTFOXX recently who have been Tearing up the Nottingham Music Scene! They’re just about to support Hallouminati on the 8th of June. And earlier this year they supported the legend that is MC Devvo! We can say with confidence that big things are happening for them. Be sure to check out their Soundcloud, Spotify and Facebook. One track I’m currently loving is ‘Shake It Like Swayze’
Eyup! Can you introduce yourselves and say who is who in the band?
Iyaaaa!!! We are PHATTFOXX and in the band we have Aidan-Drums, Danny-Bass, Gav-Guitar, Lewis-Vocals, Marty- Programming and Yelling Near a Mic.
We see that you’re smashing a lot of shows around Nottingham and Derby, who or which bands would you most like to collaborate with from those areas?
Oooh thats an interesting question. Wellll we have had a few convos with motormouth (Alex young) about making a collab, which we all think could be hella fun and definitely add a new edge to what we’re doing. But we’re happy to experiment with anyone. Got an idea for something bazaar? just drop us a message :p
I mentioned earlier that you supported MC Devvo, what was that like? Was he how you expected him to be!?
We didn’t really get to see him before the show he just kinda appeared and started playing. And after he just stayed in character, Aidan did heckle him though which seemed to start a battle of insults and take up most of his routine talking about him..
Your style is definitely a mash-up! How would you best describe it to someone that has never heard your music before?
Marty likes to say its “Genre-Fluid” but I’m quite sure thats not politically correct. I think what we do is kinda like an entire festival line up mashed up into 40 mins. Which we know is a bit odd at times.
Your sound has been described as ‘beats so hard they’ll shake out your fillings’ which of your songs tend to get people dancing the most?
I would say its JAY-T that gets the biggest reaction 9/10 times and maybe shake it like Swayze second.
For anyone that has been to your shows recently, they will know you have a new member, Lewis Brade! who is also part of the brilliant bunch of Misfits Unknown Era.
How did your fans react when he joined the band? And since Lewis joined has anything changed in your music?
Yeah we love a bit of Lewwy in our lives! I think he’s added so much vocally to the band (he can actually sing notes and everythin’!) and he brings his own sassy flavour to the band which can only make us better, we think anyway.
I’m pretty intrigued about how your songs come together! You use a lot of interesting sounds. What would you say has influenced you the most when creating new materiel this year?
The songs are normally concocted by Marty on his laptop, then the band learns them and we start Changing the structure and adding parts to see what feels right.
The latests two tracks are “splinta” and “shake it like Swayze” the first was a track lewis had written on guitar that we “dnb’d up” and “Swayze” came from a horn line Marty found on the internet and chopped the living shit out of it and ended up with that riff thats used in the hook.
We know practising can sometimes be a long process, who would you say is the most ‘mardy’ out of all of you.. and why?
No-one is “mardy” really but on the fb chat Gav and Aidan do have a habit of getting a bit stressed out with each other.
I love funny stories, can you tell us the silliest thing that has happened to you on stage or on tour?
We tend to not really remember our shows all that well. Once we woke up the next day and found out that Aidan had joined a flat Earth cult. He doesn’t really support it but their meetings have a really good buffet so he can’t bring himself to leave.
I’m sure a lot of people would like to know, what has been your favourite gig so far? I know that you have supported the Skints which is pretty amazing. Are there any shows coming up this year that you’re particularly excited about? Or any projects you would like to share?
We have a few big shows lined up but we aren’t allowed to say anything yet so keep your eyes peeled 😛
Obviously you’re all musical geniuses! Do you have any other skills that we don’t know about?
Well Dannys a freshly new father of a child. Aidans left handed and Gav makes homemade viagra in his bath tub every third Sunday of the month and donates it to local care Holmes so the old folk can get a bit of slap and tickle.
Finally, if you were trapped on a holiday resort and could only listen to one song on repeat for the rest of your life.. what would it be and why?
If it was on Spotify it would probably be one of our tracks so we could eventually get enough money to charter a helicopter home. That or the Pina colada song coz its a timeless banger!!
Interviewed by Morgana Henry