Jesus H. Foxx

Jesus H. Foxx


Like Pavement playing Talking Heads songs in the house where "Music From The Big Pink" was recorded. I think I can hear Paul Simon writing "Graceland" somewhere in the background, using some pasty white Scots instead of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.


The first question we always get is "why Jesus H. Foxx?", so that's as good a place to start as any.....

“jesus fucking fox” is a little known expression for surprise or incomprehension I think I heard in Boston.

The “h.” comes from the blues brothers film: they substituted jesus h. christ for jesus fucking christ in the dialogue so the film was palatable for younger viewers......i didn't like the idea of having a name that would preclude the playing of children's parties, or of telling our mothers.

The second x in “foxx” was a typo. An aesthetically pleasing typo.

With that out of the way, Jesus H. Foxx are a seven-piece band from Edinburgh, Scotland, reframing 80's indie and post-punk through a haze of experimental north american music from the 00's. Think Talking Heads produced by Phil Elverum or David Sitek, incorporating field recordings and modern drone music like Fennesz or Tim Hecker. Jonathan Richman fronting Grizzly Bear.


We have released one single, "Tightt Ideas", and one EP, "Matter", both of which are available on itunes, emusic etc., and have received a substantial level of national and internet radio airplay. Our debut album "endless knocking" will be available late summer 2011, on Song, By Toad Records, preceded by the single "So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away" in May.

Set List

We typically play for about 45 minutes, about 8 or 9 songs, almost all originals. There might be the odd cover, but probably not.

Our last set list:
"J. & J."
So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away
I'm Half The Man You Were
Elegy For The Good Times
Trying To Be Good
This Is Not A Rental Car