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Mud Fox Tribe

Boston, MA | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Boston, MA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Folk Indie





Mud Fox Tribe released a single last month and we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing it for you. We were immediately pulled in by the style of the production and Mud Fox Tribe lyrical style is as exciting as the gritty guitar work you hear throughout the song. His intimate vocals and songs of honesty, introspection and worldly observation set him apart from other songwriters, combining a musical beauty and individual sense of arrangement with powerful and emotive lyricism to create music that is truly undeniable in every sense of the word. - Keep Walking Music


Mud Fox Tribe’s latest single, “Stormy,” swirls with the psychedelic haze of Sgt. Pepper’s era Beatles, a colorful and spiraling helter skelter. But let’s set aside The Beatles comparisons, because apart from the fact that lead vocalist Cole Tyler Hottenrott is weary of comparisons to the Fab Four, this local band exhibits instrumentals that are closer to the meandering indie rock of The Growlers and offer vocals that hint at the raw yowls of Alabama Shakes or reverb-soaked harmonies of Phosphorescent.

Besides, the references to the British band and fairground attraction bring a brighter picture to mind than the band intended. With lyrics like “I’m still haunted by the stench of rotten affairs,” it’s clear Hottenrott had a very different picture in mind. When I asked Hottenrott to visualize the song by describing it as a room, he replied: “decrepit, covered in cobwebs and very dark”—imagery that’s much more in line with the “house of hell” described in the lyrics.

There’s an overall sense of familiarity that’s hard to place—though perhaps it’s just leftover hints of the vintage rock from their old band, The FORZ. Hottenrott notes that the new project was a chance to start something new after the band broke up: “We wanted to distance ourselves from the vintage rock sound we sort of got pigeonholed into. We really liked the idea of doing something more indie-folk oriented. Something more contemporary.”

The band draws inspiration from a blend of sounds; Hottenrott names off a blend of psychedelic and folk artists, from Tame Impala to The Doors to Fleet Foxes. The former, in particular, comes through in moments like the effect-soaked piano solo that juts out halfway through the song. “My vocals are double tracked, drenched in tape delay with an effect to make them sound a bit wobbly and spooky,” Hottenrott shares.

This theme of eeriness is reflected in the single’s cover art: a photo taken at World’s End, the park and conservation peninsula in Hingham. The moniker evokes a forest imagery that is echoed in Hottenrott’s description of their music: “A walk through fog-covered woods. Sometimes peaceful, sometimes beautifully spooky.”

Take that walk with Mud Fox Tribe on their latest adventure: “Stormy” is streaming below, and the band plays live at the Hard Rock Patio on May 12th. - Sound Of Boston (Knar Bedian)

""She Slipped Away""

"Local indie folk act Mud Fox Tribe's single "She Slipped Away" feels familiar—in a warm nostalgic way that's welcome on a chilly winter morning " - Sound Of Boston

"Indie Pop group Mud Fox Tribe release two authentic, psychedelic b-sides"

Mud Fox Tribe, a new musical project consisting of members of the vintage-rock-and-roll group The FORZ, have released two b-sides intended to support their debut single, “She Slipped Away”. The two songs, the FORZ-era “Sent From Another”, and the re-mixed “Pipes”, are both spitting images of the British Invasion period of rock and roll, easily passing as a couple of “far out” Lennon/McCartney compositions from 1965. Though this type of songwriting and production could be perceived as novelty, Mud Fox Tribe bring a level of sincerity and commitment to the psych-laced songs that make them stand out as unique, and simply well done. -Charley Ruddell - The Deli NYC

"Mud Fox Tribe- lovely dreamy diversions - "Wild Strawberries" - "Rations""

Listen to Wild Strawberries by Mud Fox Tribe (out of Boston) and you will certainly be carried away to other places. Where you go is up to you and all that you are over how many years, hours and seconds you have existed on this earth but the organic dreamscape that singer songwriter Cole Tyler Hottenrott and bassist Dave Gambon create will make you float away. It is the perfect soundtrack as it is an instrumental, perfect to frame your own dreams. After you land, listen to the track Rations too. I want you to hear Cole's beautiful vocal performance. I like his voice... it has a natural lovely texture. - American Pancake


She Slipped Away (Single) - October 13, 2017

Stormy (Single) - May 8, 2018

Wild Strawberries (EP) - May 8, 2018



My name’s Cole Tyler Hottenrott, I’m a singer in and songwriter for Mud Fox Tribe, writing a promotional biography meant to explain who we are and “Wild Strawberries”. 

Bassist Dave Gambon and I began playing together in 2012. Five years of good, bad, hard and incredible times with our first band until we went our separate ways.  After six months of soul searching and when searching for other band members panned out, we began recording. Out came our debut single “She Slipped Away", second single "Stormy" and our debut EP. Wild Strawberries is the perfect introduction to Mud Fox Tribe. It’s an alternative-indie-folk-pop explosion.

Mud Fox Tribe is a Boston based, indie pop/indie folk band formed by songwriter/guitarist Cole Tyler Hottenrott and bassist Dave Gambon.

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