Vixens

Vixens

 Oxford, England, GBR
BandAlternative

The music is by turns dark, uplifting, epic, aggressive and multi-layered, with baritone vocals, throbbing bass and pounding drums with underpinning distorted, echoey guitars.

Biography

Vixens were formed in 2008 by David Freeman and Danny Crane-Brewer who met in their first week at Oxford Brookes University. They were soon joined by fellow students Chris Knollman and Jonathan Clarke and the foursome began writing music. After a year of rotating drummers the line-up was completed when Brent Harbron-Wade, an Oxfordshire local, joined the band and they began honing their sound.

Drawing on a lineage of alternative music including Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Gang of Four, The Cure and more recently The National, Interpol, The Maccabees, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Mogwai; Vixens’ music is by turns dark, uplifting, epic, aggressive and multi-layered, with baritone vocals, throbbing bass and pounding drums underpinning distorted, echoey guitars.

Vixens have supported Youthmovies, The Chapman Family, Depreciation Guild, You Animals, Golden Animals, Chief, Dead Confederate, Winchell Riots and Stornoway to date.

Lyrics

Dead Sea

Written By: Vixens

Noise and silence balancing in air, these skeletal trees pierce the ground and the sky you move away/
From here, to gather the will and weigh the heart with the feather once again/ today, you're treading the water fighting wave after wave to stay above/
For now, it's pulling you under I'll break through the surface...

I'll free you from the dread/
Wash over me, wash over me/
Surrounded by the fire/
Walk with me, fire walk with me.

Guiding lights are few and far between, tranquility ends, we descend into chaos for an age/
Like you, the torch is put out, but the flame will belong there in time/
For you, I'm guarding the secrets and positions that you'll always hold/
For now, it's pulling you under I'll break through the surface...

I'll free you from the dread/
Wash over me, wash over me/
Surrounded by the fire/
Walk with me, fire walk with me.

Washing over me/
I'll free you from this dreaded place/
We're surrounded by the fire/
Walk with me, fire walk with me.

Swim away, you'll get away/
Move to the surface, you'll see the day...

Imperfect Mirrors

Written By: Vixens

Imperfect mirrors, a house of regret, I'm looking past, the floating ash, to the break-lines as I try to forget where I am, but it all comes flooding back and I know, my heart beats faster, my mind is faster these memories are slow/

So slow, I'll lift you and we'll carry on, it's never here where has it gone?
Nights are broken, days are one, the falsehoods fade away with you/
We find truth in what we view.

Shattered into pieces, raining down a single wave, do you see?
Imperfection in your reflection, or do you see a person you don't know, a person you don't recognise at all? Your heart beats faster, your mind is faster, these memories are slow/

So slow, I'll lift you and we'll carry on, it's never here where has it gone?
The nights are broken, days are one, the falsehoods fade away with you/
And we find truth in what we view.

Discography

Mirrors - EP (Yoyo Acapulco, 2010)

Set List

Dead Sea
You Will Fall
Guardian
These Hearts They Cannot Love
Jimmy Ray
Action / Speak
Imperfect Mirrors