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Oxford, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Oxford, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"O2 Upstairs with BBC Introducing"

Vixens play an impressive set of multifaceted songs, their older material being particularly well received by the extremely animated fan base that seem to have taken over the crowd. - Oxford Music Blog

"Live Review - The Cellar"

"Dark atmospherics from this Oxford band, they’re reminiscent of a time gone by but still strangely remarkably fresh sounding"
- Vacuous Pop

"Vixens - Mirrors EP"

"Mirrors, Vixens’ debut EP, follows in the strong traditions of British punk, dark and atmospheric with strong vocals punctuating heavy sliding guitars and for a debut effort it has a well polished sound. Vocalist Jonathan Clarke has the voice Faris Badwan wants, gloomy but still strong enough to carry the lyrics over the strong guitar riffs. The lyrics themselves are dark and a little bit illusive, which works well." - Common People Magazine

"Vixens - Mirrors EP"

"...on these four tracks alone Vixens may be a band to check out now before the queues start forming." - God is in the TV

"Spires compilation review"

"The three real stand-out songs here then come from Vixens, whose unabashed mix of portent and powerchords is a guilty gothic pleasure" - Music in Oxford

"Vixens - Mirrors EP"

"A billowing, barnstorming chunk of gothic power-pop from Vixens here, leading their debut EP with the song ‘These Hearts They Cannot Love’. It’s a great mix of artiness and pure yobbish noise"
- Nightshift


Mirrors - EP (Yoyo Acapulco, 2010)



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.