about king of foxes
King of Foxes offers up something of value: a musical divining rod that pulls the listener to an inner river that is at once both familiar and uncanny. Delivered in a voice that is equal parts fierce and fragile, frontwoman Olivia Street’s lyrics are poetic and evocative, deftly interwoven with seeing-eye guitar hooks and a cogent understanding of songcraft. Her signature sound is quirky and textural incorporating elements of Brit-pop and melodic indie rock that inform a well-read musical style.
King of Foxes recently participated in Canada’s Music Incubator’s AE West Artist Entrepreneur program, 2018. Salt & Honey was supported by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, 2018. King of Foxes was also honoured with an “Artist to Watch” nomination at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards.
press clippings for salt & honey
“King of Foxes’s sound is highly polished, using colourful lyrics and richly textured musical arrangements. Fronted by songwriter Olivia Street, the band’s creativity both honours and reinvigorates the indie-rock genre.”
- The Gateway (Feb. 2019)
“The album floats through dreamy melodies and sleek guitars, transporting listeners somewhere you’re content to never leave. Street’s vocals rise and soften at just the right moments. With themes of introspection, growing up, and wonder- Salt & Honey is equal parts dreamy, quirky, mellow, and intriguing.”
- Canadian Beats (Feb. 2019)
“The record has britpop, indie rock vibes, but a mind of its own with layered textures that don’t play to a specific ‘stereotypical genre’ sound. I like the poetic, personal lines. Street’s words have purpose, and understanding.”
- The Permanent Rain Press (Feb. 2019)
PRESS CLIPPINGS FOR GOLDEN ARMOUR
"King of Foxes is an awesome indie-rock band with a lot of great originals and personality. If you like rock and roll, you will love these guys!"
- The Edmonton Muse
"I fully expect Golden Armour to catch the attention of alternative rock stations across the country. It’s definitely an album Canada can be proud to call their own. If you love indie rock, strong female vocals, and just rocking out to great music, you will love Golden Armour. If you aren’t familiar with King of Foxes I suggest you take a listen, you won’t be sorry."
- Canadian Beats
"King of Foxes' Golden Armour shines as brightly as its title suggests. The Edmonton band's debut LP has a tough outer shell that glistens with a delicious combination of slick pop hooks and leader Olivia Street's captivating vocals... If Golden Armour is any indication, the future looks bright for King of Foxes."
"Golden Armour, has no shortage of high-octane anthems that land comfortably in the garage-rock sphere, accompanied by Street’s infectious, pop-tinged vocals."
- Vue Weekly
"Olivia Street’s predominantly sweet, sometimes spunky vocals are a highlight, with playful garage rock hooks and a pop-driven appeal that would fit right at home on your next fave indie film soundtrack."
- The Permanent Rain Press
"Sometimes you just need a suit of armour to shield you from the latest bad news, Twitter spats, or sports scores of the day. Not a heavy medieval outfit, but a light, almost uplifting suit of Golden Armour, as furnished by Edmonton’s spunky King of Foxes.."
- Edmonton Journal
"A powerful blend of garage rawness and alt rock influences, capped off by a lo-fi production aesthetic... A compelling EP that takes the listener deep into the music, with radio ready tracks that are not afraid to retain their edgy persona. This sterling debut from the band is the way rock is meant to sound."
- Floorshime Zipper Boots
"Instant indie-rock cred, led by seeing-eye guitar hooks and Olivia Street’s incredible voice, elegant and soaring but restrained enough to stay within the music instead of catapult over top of it."
- New Music Michael