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Royal Swan

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Paula Williams
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Paula Williams Cause Phoxjaw is fantastic and unique! I love Triple AAA, Teething, Bats for Bleeding, Trophies in The Attic, Half House, Royal Swan and all the songs are great! A amazing very talented band! Alexander, Daniel, Kieran and Josh rock!
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RE--ANIMATED Didn't think anyone could blend modern British indie pop/rock, doom metal, and hardcore, but I'm glad to be proven wrong. Phoxjaw tour through the history of British underground success stories, from Sabbath to Cure to Foals to Idles, and yet maintain their own unique identity so that they too may join that register of triumph! Favorite track: Teething.
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robprice85 Hell of an album . Can’t wait to hear more from these guys. Favorite track: Triple AAA.
Zachary Paul Hunter
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Zachary Paul Hunter Phoxjaw has come quite the distance since "Goodbye Dinosaur". So much more refinement and hypnotic textures in the music on this one. I'm really loving "Royal Swan". Very satisfying and all together pure rocking bliss! Favorite track: Teething.
Craig Jones
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Craig Jones Best debut album of 2020! Phoxjaw are an incredible, unstoppable unit! :D Favorite track: Teething.
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2.
So we wave goodbye At our chalky cliffs and grand piers At least I've got an ice cream I remember when I used to collect pebbles I would place them in my window I would place them in my window Tape up my eyes, I'm coded blind Can't see shiny shields on display Silent closed dormant cabinets of dust You had it all once champ You've forgotten the history And England's paralytic Tape up my eyes, I'm coded blind Can't see shiny shields on display There will be trophies in the attic
3.
Triple AAA 04:14
In lands of execution let's create new traditions You cannot tie us down Even with diamond chains So go paint the floorboards just like Syd Before your fabrication fades Your distraction is a virtual cage Let them crawl in your membrane We reach for the sun By slamming through a now broken window Full charged by Triple AAA We reach for the sun By slamming through a now broken window Until our batteries run out You cannot break our spines Now that we follow our own minds We kill with guns So let's aim at the skies instead As long as no sparrows fall, and their eggs ain't left unattended Those chicks will be left unattended, those chicks will be left We reach for the sun By slamming through a now broken window Full charged by Triple AAA We reach for the sun By slamming through a now broken window Until our batteries run out
4.
They wear boots of skin Well kinda looks like Crocodile Dundee Choking people with rattlesnakes Hear its percussive tail Oh well it's an order of chain You chat out your well groomed mouth dentist So here's a body of singers For the giraffes tied in knots You don't ever never ever No you don't ever never ever No you don't ever never ever No you don't ever never ever You don't drink a unicorn's blood They go shot shot shot shot shot Make it stop take that photo in your beige jacket Now you stand there with your rifle so proud I killed a rhino Oh well it's an order of chain You robbed from the plains just to frame dentist Tusks turn to trinkets Ornaments, tournaments, just waving dead tails You don't ever never ever No you don't ever never ever No you don't ever never ever No you don't ever never ever You don't drink a unicorn's blood
5.
Half House 03:55
Ripping at each other We're tearing up the fabrics We've sewn back together Push the needle a little harder Straight through my heart Feel the stabbing of sabres Feel the stabbing of sabres We're living in a half house These stone walls will come crumbling down We're living in a half house A burning chasm like the fires of London We're living in a half house As cauldrons spitting acidic lemonade We're living in a half house The sky is glooming it's as black as raisins Who's gonna cut me down? There's crows pecking around my body We're living in a half house These stone walls will come crumbling down We're living in a half house A burning chasm like the fires of London We're living in a half house As cauldrons spitting acidic lemonade We're living in a half house Biting its beak til the feathers let loose We're living in a half house These stone walls will come crumbling down We're living in a half house A burning chasm like the fires of London We're living in a half house As cauldrons spitting acidic lemonade We're living in a half house Like charging bulls in red frenzy
6.
Every block that we placed has been blown away Shot to pieces like spaghetti westerns A big baddie showed up again and blew us away Of course it's my fault It's always my fault Of course it's my fault Stop pretending your invisibility stats have run out Is there a cure? For this bellowing sadness For those with infinite badness Is there a curse? For the bellowing sadness For those with infinite badness Every time that you choke I loosen my hands You're mad like a pacing polar bear You're mad like a pacing polar bear You're mad like the pacing polar bear I'm upside down Smudged makeup clown I'm upside down Is there a cure? For this bellowing sadness For those with infinite badness Is there a curse? For the bellowing sadness For those with infinite badness Is there a cure? Is there a cure? For this bellowing sadness For those with infinite badness Is there a curse? For the bellowing sadness For those with infinite badness
7.
Teething 04:12
They say struggle is a part of life Look at those babies teething See the people fleeting Do they sink or swim? People they close their gates So do a Zorba dance and smash a plate like your in Greece But thank god its not me But thank god its not me He's racing around Like a wacky racer Some are born menacing Some are born as medicine Today I lost my friend He's been racing around and I couldn't quite catch him He'd wear the tyres down And blow a cloud of smoke with his engine Scalextric set possessed by poltergeists The driver thrives on the thrill of ecstasy A bolt of daring energy He's racing around Like a wacky racer Some are born menacing Some are born as medicine He's medicine He's racing around Like a wacky racer He's racing around
8.
You're like a group of apes Fighting over grapes Biting and placing landmines And who's bomb might be the first to sprout And no doubt it will make him a king When the babies are covered in agent orange And I saw one and it shook me still And still as a shrew with whiskers approaching You got me, I got you Trees falling down You got me, I got you Lies scold a crown You got me, I got you These people throw dynamite You got me, I got you Til the blackest night Greed chaser mind the giant glacier Your pockets can fit those tokens in Last puffs of the sky, last sips of the sea Click click, Hoofs click, the stags fight horns For the fauns twig legs slamming through a dashboard To end in haemorrhage You got me, I got you Trees falling down You got me, I got you Lies scold a crown You got me, I got you These people throw dynamite You got me, I got you And owl is a cat with wings You got me, I got you
9.
Every groaning breath Is holding on for you to live The lungs of death Are coughing up the tar for roads To Bedlam The flirts in skirts are begging you to bed them Velvet Elvis pelvis Will I drift vampiric grinding teeth stake in the heart? Will the living dead please give me head and tear me apart? Torture me still They torture me still Oh, but it's still life To kill life They torture me still But talk to me still Am I food for the creatures? Is my blood for the leeches? Every drop of blood Goes to the vein or the insane The heart was there In the cults And down the chins of billionaires Falling to the flesh of a sickly girl A sadist with a playlist Will you drift vampiric to The Cure looking for life? Will you sift through spirits? Take their lyrics? Go tonight Torture me still They torture me still Oh, but it's still life To kill life They torture me still But talk to me still Am I food for the creatures? Is my blood for the leeches? I'm bleeding Oh Am I food for the creatures? Is my blood for the leeches too? 'Cos I'm bleeding I'm bleeding I'm bleeding Am I food for the creatures? Is my blood for the leeches too? 'Cos I'm bleeding I'm bleeding I'm bleeding Oh
10.
The Monk 03:31
Can you hear the horns? It's time to drink To drown ourselves in tiny oceans imprisoned in glass Drenching my tonsils, should of worn a raincoat You'll be burned by the fireworks he shoots out from his mouth Drink it all down He can't stand and he falls down Just a little sip, just a little sip As I'm sipping away on my magic potion Just a little sip, just a little sip And it makes me feel invincible Can you see he's drowning Throat full of toads and a lily pad Ain't that sad? Maybe I should go on a pilgrimage But my boots are walking to the spinner for a spin Drink it all down He can't stand and he falls down Just a little sip, just a little sip As I'm sipping away on my magic potion Just a little sip, just a little sip And it makes me feel invincible I can be ugly and vicious As I foam at the mouth like a shaked' up can of cola As I spew up black tar, I'll transform after midnight He won't ever stop because he thinks he's invincible He won't ever stop because he thinks he's invincible
11.
Royal Swan 07:17
Sun show us the way We've started to stray We put on our shades To block the shining and great golden swan I can see palaces burning To block the shining and great golden swan The statues of gargoyles are crippled and dripping To block the shining and great golden swan Icarus sky beak glowing To block the shining and great golden swan I can see palaces burning Golden wings fly over Stretched upon the rack he's tall as trees in robes of black Golden wings fly over I can see palaces burning To block the shining and great golden swan The statues of gargoyles are crippled and dripping To block the shining and great golden swan Icarus sky beak glowing To block the shining and great golden swan I can see palaces burning So where can I be proud? For the pilots who died in plummeting hurricanes And where can I be proud? For England's spinning a frenzy and it's falling out with its mates And nobody wants a pharmacy car boot sale Where they're grinding down narwhal tusks into magic dust Puncture my ribcage and place that horn upon a horse and call it a unicorn Hear the beheaded Their blue lips are singing Their blue lips sing So spit your currency Your mouth's full of crowns, copper forged, corrupted pounds So where can I be proud? When the sirens were loud they rang like tinnitus A vague hum beneath the screech of her beak As she crashed through the streets With arrowheads poked through her spine Pluck the feathers, grab the wine Tonight the poor people dine You've already won your royal swan

about

The endlessly mercurial, maverick Bristolian quartet PHOXJAW have announced their debut full-length record, Royal Swan, due for release on 3rd July 2020 via Hassle Records.

Born from a cabin-fevered recording experience at Devil’s Bridge in Wales, Royal Swan harks back to a fantastical medieval England. Without being overtly political, Royal Swan also details the tension inherent in modern day Great Britain – the sense of isolation and resentment the United Kingdom has fostered versus trying to retain a sense of pride in one’s own country. Listen out especially for the title-track and opening track for this.

To this end, and in classic PHOXJAW style, Royal Swan enlists a range of local musicians and sound-experiences, adding to the band’s core unique sound. Devil’s Bridge Cottage leaves its mark on the record, fostering PHOXJAW’s claustrophobic recording experience and physically shaping the sound, with each band member recording in separate rooms (and guitars in an airing cupboard).

Self-produced, with drums recorded by Lewis Johns, Royal Swan marks PHOXJAW’s step into the limelight following two highly respected EPs (2018's Goodbye Dinosaur... and 2019's A Playground For Sad Adults). A rare group who combine humour, quirk, intrigue, a huge range of influences, and power, PHOXJAW are a band who’ll never stop having things to say.

Having toured with Black Peaks, Pagan, Zakk Sabbath’s cruise, Loathe and plenty more already, PHOXJAW have begun making waves in the UK underground rock scene. Solid support from Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Dan P Carter’s BBC R1 Rock Show, Total Guitar Magazine and more has earmarked this band as ones to watch, and rightly so.

PHOXJAW are:

Danny Garland - vocals/bass
Josh Gallop - guitar
Kieran Gallop - drums
Alexander Share - guitar/keys/vocals

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released July 3, 2020

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