Kev Sherry, lead singer for the cult, critically acclaimed Scottish indie-rock four-piece Attic Lights (Island Records, Elefant Records), makes a return with debut solo album Foxy Orthodoxy. Kev spoke with The Fountain about his new album in more depth below as well as his keen enthusiasm for playing Festivals again.
TF: You have a new LP out, what has the reception been like to Foxy Orthodoxy?
It’s been great so far. I seem to have taken the Attic Lights audience with me and hopefully also starting to pick up my own audience as well. Reviews have been great as well. Having worked as a music critic before, I know how easy it is to be savage, so I always appreciate reading perceptive and appreciative analysis of my own stuff (I suppose that goes without saying for most people!)
TF: How would you sum up the album in one sentence?
Indie Slacker Rock with eccentric lyrics and a political twist.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this LP release?
Probably be doing online promo, interviews, streaming gigs etc… Beyond that I’m recording my next album at the minute and writing a new comic so it is all systems go.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Hard one to answer. I loved playing Glasgow Barrowlands before. Just to step out on that iconic stage was a total pleasure. And the crowd is always brilliant. The net place I look forward to gigging? ANYWHERE! I miss playing gigs and going to them. We are booked for some festivals for next summer 2021. I love festivals so that is something I can hardly contain my excitement about – especially having been coupled up for so long this year.
Kev’s debut album, Foxy Orthodoxy, is out now