Brooklyn-based punk-rockers Freya Wilcox & The Howl
To release debut LP, Tooth & Nail
“…knack for spirited, high-energy pop punk as well as smoldering barroom ballads, with Wilcox’s hard-hitting voice tying it all together.” – She Shreds
(Brooklyn, NY) The word “gritty” gets thrown around a lot when examining punk rock or the blues. In the case of New York-by-way-of-Australia blues-punk-rocker Freya Wilcox, her story embodies that of a passionate, blue collar artist.
Her debut LP with her band The Howl (Craig Shay on bass & backing vox, CJ Dunaieff on drums), Tooth & Nail, speaks back and brings to the present everything that makes Wilcox who she is today.
Starting off as a ballsy 10 year old in Queensland, Wilcox tore through a few bands until turning 16 and moving to Brisbane to work as a laborer in outback mining camps to earn the cash to put herself through school. It was there that she met a Native American guitarist who taught her to love the blues. After that, Wilcox quickly fell in love with a New Yorker while in Sydney and before long had sold her books, records and many of her guitars and was on a plane to the Big Apple with a bag of clothes, 4 guitars and a tube amp.
After cutting her teeth playing solo at late night at dive bars on the Upper West Side, Wilcox found her backing band and quickly stormed the local scenes and toured. With the band’s debut full-length on the way, Wilcox pulls no punches upon reflection:
“Tooth & Nail has been in the works for a turbulent year and has documented my fall into the despair of active sex and love addiction and subsequent crawl back to baseline. The record documents a near-lethal trip through divorce, abuse, heartbreak, love, death, growth and above all, survival. During its recording there have been hospitalizations, overdoses, lies, breakups, old wounds and new beginnings, and the whole story is told in 9 searing tracks using every ounce of vintage muscle that Sabella Studios could offer.”
Look for Tooth & Nail out late May/early June and be sure to catch Freya Wilcox & The Howl at any of their upcoming live dates detailed below.
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Tooth & Nail tracklist:
03: Kill Me
04: All In
05: Wears Me Down
07: You Would Do
09: Bitter End