Xavier Floyd Firebird

Xavier Floyd Firebird
Boss Man, You Scare Me

Having secured a decent independent record deal, played to sizeable crowds in the Southampton area, and basically got themselves noticed a fair bit; Xavier Floyd Firebird are set to release their debut single ‘Boss Man, You Scare Me’ on Valentine’s day.

The main track, a CNN inspired satire, initially kicks off with a total lack of bass guitar. However, this comes in a few moments later to drive the song along a pounding beat that gradually ups the volume throughout, what can only be described as, an indie anthem.

The main hook gets a few repetitions, but with a different treatment each time and with more and more angst ridden urgency.

The b-sides follow with ‘Risk the Road’, which has a chugging intro followed by a chorus with not-quite-clean guitars and a running bass line, and ‘I Wanna Thankyou For My Travelling’, a Jinder-esque acoustic number that chills out at the end of the single with emotive lyrics and laid back drums and bass.

If there isn’t such as thing as stadium-indie then XFF have come pretty close to creating it with some big songs that aim wide of rock without losing that ballsy rock attitude.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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