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Feature artist: Thunder Fox
For Fans Of: Silk Sonic, Jamie Lidell, Mayer Hawthorne, Allen Stone
Genre: Pop, soul
The 411: Sydney quintet Thunder Fox combine energetic pop songwriting, funky R&B grooves and soulful vocals on their new album, Sanctuary. It’s the band’s second album, following their 2019 debut, Love at First Sniff. Thunder Fox won over listeners around the country with the infectious Love at First Sniff single, ‘Look At U‘.
The new record builds on the pop and soul foundations of the band’s debut, incorporating gospel vocals, big band horns and R&B tearjerkers. Rolling Stone Australia got it right when they described the album’s opening track and recent single, ‘Head in the Clouds’, as an “inexplicably funky piece of R&B-infused pop.”
Review: From ‘Head in the Clouds’ onwards, Sanctuary demonstrates the dexterous musicality of Thunder Fox’s five members. Featuring tracks titles such as ‘A Party’, ‘Good Time’, and ‘The Weekend’, Sanctuary signals relief at the end of a difficult two years for Thunder Fox and the world around them.
But while there’s no shortage of good vibrations and elated group vocals—the perky Anderson .Paak-esque ‘Blue Light Blindness’ is a particular highlight—the band also lay their emotions bare on tracks such as ‘All The Stars’ and ‘Love You 2’. See below for Thunder Fox’s 2022 tour dates.
Thunder Fox 2022 Australian Tour
Friday, 21st January – Bohemian Beatfreaks, Queensland Tickets
Friday, 18th February – Penny’s Bandroom, Melbourne Free Entry
Friday, 4th March – Narrabeen RSL, Northern Beaches Tickets
Friday, 11th March – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Tickets
Friday, 18th March – La La La’s, Wollongong Tickets
Friday, 1st April – Dragon Dreaming Festival, New South Wales Tickets
Friday, 15th April – Paddo RSL, Sydney Tickets
Thursday, 21st April – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane Tickets
Friday, 22nd April – Eleven Dive Bar Sunshine Coast Tickets
Saturday, 23rd April – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast Tickets