New York City-based, Australian born singer/songwriter Philip Foxman and his band Prime 8 have built a solid local reputation playing to sell-out shows at the Mercury Lounge and the prestigious Bowery Ballroom Lounge. They have opened for major label artists such as James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), UK sensations Catatonia, MCA band DADA and Buffalo Tom.
The music on the current release, ‘West 4th & Charles’, can best be described as dark, emotionally-charged songs, infectious melody lines with large choruses and sweeping, cinematic arrangements. The lyrical themes have a distinctly urban point of view which is poignantly underscored by the band’s sophisticated blend of fiddles, mandolins and keyboards. This is folk rock with an ambitious difference.
“Philip Foxman and Prime 8 deftly contrasting elements of dark worldly story telling with vibrant folk-fueled rock instrumentation. Who knew fiddles could kick so hard.” – Billboard Magazine