Foxygen return to the UK in June to tour in support of their critically acclaimed debut album 'We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic'.
Having only played a handful of one-off dates in London previously, this is the first chance for the rest of the UK to fall as head over heels in love with the bi-coastal psych poppers as everywhere else has.
Foxygen is the Los Angeles-bred songwriting duo of Sam France (vocals, Olympia, Wash., 22 years old) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22). They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants. Their albums are love letters to vinyl collections.
3rd June - Stereo, Glasgow
4th June - The Cluny, Newcastle
5th June - Deaf Institute, Manchester
6th June - Scala, London
7th June - Green Door Store, Brighton