Today we're streaming a new track called "This Is Your Brain On Love" from Houston, TX duo Fox &...
Hailing from Houston, Texas, emerging male/female rock two-piece Fox & Cats possess a certain charm. Formed by best friends Josh Willems and Nicole Wigginton in the summer of 2011 and with the band name stemming from an inside joke about Megan Fox and cats, the duo sport a sound described by vocalist and guitarist Josh Willems as "Nothing fancy, just deeply honest, straight-up rock & roll with emotion and passion." With key influences and inspirations including Say Anything, Manchester Orchestra, and The Early November, drummer Nicole Wigginton explains the the band's aspirations; "We're very ambitious as people and as artists. We want to take Fox & Cats as far as we possibly can. Artistically, we strive to create music that will appeal to a wide spectrum of listeners while staying true to music we love and are passionate about."
With no official releases under their belt - only a handful of demos recorded sporadically and released online over the past year - 2013's first priority is to record a debut EP. As songwriter Willems explains, "I've been writing towards this for a while. I write because it's cathartic - if I can take a bad situation and turn it into a good song, then those feelings aren't wasted. I'm a pretty emotionally driven person so that definitely shines through in my lyrics. We both appreciate high energy in music, both on records and live, so that's another goal of ours with this record - to create a high energy record that will sound incredible live." With recording plans in place for spring and release and extensive touring planned for the summer and beyond, Fox & Cats may just be a duo to look out for.