World of Fox

World of Fox

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Intimate, acoustic-led songwriting that create enveloping, rich and atmospheric songs

Biography

A prolific and committed independent musician, Simon Fox was formerly leader of Birmingham’s post-rock pioneers, Grover. Between 1993 and 2003, Grover released a host of albums, singles and split releases on independent labels around the world. Broadcasts on BBC Radio1 (including a Peel Session in 2001), plus airtime on a variety of independent stations in Europe and the USA, helped Grover build a dedicated international fan-base and influence the UK post-rock scene.

Since then, Simon has quietened down, trading sweeping guitar theatrics for more intimate, acoustic-led songwriting. The new songs, performed under the moniker WORLD OF FOX, show a more personal, reflective side, with deceptively rich arrangements, a disarming wit and a flair for creating intimate moods. Recordings feature Simon playing a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, banjo, percussion, keyboards, Theremin, mandolin, even occasional brass and woodwind.

As well as performing solo, Simon can often be seen and heard collaborating with other artists. Most notably, he was one half of electronica duo Krafla, was a founder member of the Experimental Music Collective, recorded and gigged an album with Clair Horton, is currently working with James Summerfield and is a regular guest DJ for the Grumpy Man DJs.

A debut single, "The First Rule Of Comedy", released under the name Lonesome Fox, was released in December 2007 on Bearos Records. 2009 also sees the release of two World of Fox singles on Where It's At Is Where You Are Records.

Lyrics

You Don't Know Me

Written By: Simon Fox

I see you almost every single day
Our paths often cross along the line
I’d like to think we’d have so much to say
And that you think of me from time to time

But you don’t know me
You don’t know me at all

I sense you near to me before we meet
Your face a welcome and familiar sight
You stand alone upon a crowded street
And I embrace your presence in my life

But you don’t know me
You don’t know me at all

You will never know this
For I am far too nervous
For you to know me
You’ll never know me at all

Leaves Me Blind

Written By: Simon Fox

In the place where we reside
Sanctuary can still be found
We can keep the world outside
Solitude and warmth abound

In the bed on which you lie
Is an air of majesty
Soft embracing arms where I
Find my heart is truly free

The world outside leaves me blind
Overload too much to bear
Confidence is hard I find
Company cannot compare

Things just don’t seem right
Now that I’ve seen the light

I’ll come for you and keep you here
Inviolate and safe from harm
All the world will disappear
Leaving just a welcome calm

The world outside leaves me blind
Overload too much to bear
Confidence is hard I find
Company cannot compare

Things just don’t seem right
Now that I’ve seen the light
Come in and close the door
We won’t see them anymore

Discography

world of fox - "respect"
free downloads throughout 2010!

world of fox - "everything is for the best" (comin005)
debut album on commercially inviable - released 1st august2009
12 tracks - cd

simon fox - "there are no others, there is only us (fox version)" (unreleased)
original soundtrack for marc silver's film of the same name, commissioned by supersonic - premiered july 2009

fox/various - "skip more school" (wiaiwya052)
split single on where it's at is where you are - released june 2009

fox - "fruit" (wiaiwya051)
single on where it's at is where you are - released may 2009
2 tracks - free download

lonesome fox - "the first rule of comedy" (bearos 071)
debut release on bearos - released 2007
4 tracks - 3" cd

Further discography include releases as Grover and collaborations with other artists

Set List

Sets are usually around half an hour but can be adapted depending on the gig slot. Typical set list would look like:
1) Witness, 4.46 mins
2) Leaves Me Blind, 6.05 mins
3) Oh My Love, 4.34 mins
4) More Fool Me, 4.04 mins
5) Never Any Doubt, 4.54 mins
6) Grumpy Man Blues, 3.33 mins
7) Virtual, 5.56 mins
8) Idiocracy, 4.03 mins