Bonnaroo Artist | Phox
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2015 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Though they might be newcomers to Bonnaroo, Baraboo, Wisconsin’s Phox are no strangers to this site. They first came onto our radar when opening for Blitzen Trapper in 2013, then really caught fire last year with the release of their incredible, eponymous debut LP, and multiple Music City shows, including a spots opening for Paulo Nutini at Marathon Music Works and for The Head and the Heart at The Ryman. Amidst all of their time in Nashville, the folky, poppy, indie group even found time to shoot a live Shop Session with our friends at DCXV.
Friends since high school, the members of Phox hail from a small town adjacent to Madison, and, though they briefly went their separate ways for a stint, they managed to reconvene in their twenties, spending several years crafting what would become one of the most dynamic, eclectic, and refreshing new bands to emerge from the indie scene in recent memory. Anchored by the unbelievable vocal prowess of frontwoman Monica Martin, the sextet have achieved a folk, indie, nostalgic, and sweeping sound which conjures soaring melodies, lush instrumentation, and boundary-pushing orchestration at every turn. There’s a reason they’ve amassed so much hype in such a short span of time, and Phox are only getting started. Bonnaroo is just the latest in an impressive list of festival appearances, so you should make a point to catch them on the small stage while you can; at this rate, it won’t be long before they graduate to headliner status.
LISTEN | “Slow Motion”
WATCH | “Kingfisher” (Official Music Video)