Review: Foxer at the Cellars at Eastney

Foxer took the Cellars at Eastney by storm
Foxer took the Cellars at Eastney by storm
David Gostick leads the Portsmouth Choral Union at a previous concert

REVIEW: Portsmouth Choral Union at St Mary’s Church, Fratton

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On Saturday, Foxer took The Cellars by storm. After recently releasing an EP, the lively rock four-piece have played many gigs across southern England.

The band from the south coast played one of their favourite venues in Portsmouth for a final time before its closure.

The gig kicked off with Shoot The Duke, a Southsea two-piece, whose lead singer sounded like a cross between Ben Howard and Kate Nash. Their unique sound, created by two acoustic guitars and two voices, kept the small crowd intrigued.

Trouble County took the stage shortly after. Hard rock and distinct vocals filled the small venue. At 10pm, Foxer began their set. Luring synthesizers and a powerful drumbeat summoned the bustling audience to crowd round the stage. The set, riddled with guitar solos, strongly echoed their influences: Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. The catchy riffs made the crowd drum along on anything nearby – tables, walls, even friends. The instruments complemented each other and singer Chris Peace’s husky voice threaded the whole set together.

The Cellars never fails to provide great music. Head down there before it’s too late for a night out you won’t regret.