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EP Review: FOXHAUNT - Division Culture

York-based alt-rock band FOXHAUNT release their new spirited and atmospheric EP, Division Culture.



With the release of their EP, Mindset, UK alt-rock band FOXHAUNT band illustrates their ability to be vivacious and novel in a genre where many bands were vying for a chance to stand out from the crowd. While the band has gone through line-up changes since their formation in 2018, FOXHAUNT has not let this stop them from creating the music they wish to make. With the release of their most recent EP, Division Culture, the band has continued its dynamic streak and relentless quest for evolution. Written and recorded over three months with Robin Adams (Architects, Blood Youth), the band has turned a new page in showing off a few new tricks to their craft while remaining true to their original sound.


Introductory track, "Division Culture" demonstrates how much the band has grown from their last EP instrumentally and vocally. An appealing first draw on the EP, FOXHAUNT reveals a discordant aspect to their music not previously represented in Mindset through vocal and guitar harmonies, litigious guitar energies, and utilization of gritty electronics, paving the way for other great and unique moments on the EP.

From the beginning, the introductory track, "Division Culture" demonstrates how much the band has grown from their last EP instrumentally and vocally. An appealing first draw on the EP, FOXHAUNT reveals a discordant aspect to their music not previously represented in Mindset through vocal and guitar harmonies, litigious guitar energies, and utilization of gritty electronics, paving the way for other great and unique moments on the EP.

"Double Tap" exposes yet another great use of synth atmospherics and alternative rock, continuing to infuse massive riffs and catchy vocals and lyricism that segues into "In Cycles." By this point of the EP, FOXHAUNT has not only shown a much more confident and comfortable side to their aggressively melodic sound but that their evolution and willingness to explore different territories in their wheelhouse from which they manifest their creative energies are always original, exciting, and, poignant.

With their final shimmering tune, "Room to Grow," Foxhaunts demonstrate their ability to create a different sort of experience without destroying the heavy electronic ambiance they have created for the EP.

Division Culture is a listening experience that exemplifies societal influences and the ways that different people's beliefs, concerns, and actions shape the world. Each song addresses the subject of how people behave and treat one another from beginning to end, with the last track revealing how one has changed as a result of such encounters. Instrumentally and lyrically, FOXHAUNT has proven they can write a captivating and thought-provoking EP.




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