Canada
Alternative Folk Pop
Not unlike the poisonous yet medicinal herbaceous perennial of its shared name, Victoria BC’s Fox Glove blooms a wealth of complex chemistry and mysterious musical beauty. Through intricate harmony, three singers push and pull on the strings of the heart, weaving dark and light powers upon their listeners. Fox Glove is a band with a knack for captivating audiences with charm and pushing back with tension, all while instilling musical prowess throughout their performance. Renn Madeleine Bibeau, Claire Butterfield, and Chelsea Kanstrup have widely diverse voices and ranges, but together they create a unified blend that has been compared to that of bands such as the Staves.

Fox Glove focuses on evolution. Constantly looking to grow, strengthen, and expand, the style of this trio has matured with time and is constantly settling further into the sphere of darker folk pop. It is here that these three women are able to explore the heavier moments in life through words, all while building on their vocabulary of harmony.

Fox Glove has two EPs under their belt, both released within the last two years, and produced respectively by Jason Cook and Sam Weber. They perform as a trio from time to time, but these days you will most often find them playing as a six-piece in order to create the sounds desired to match their journey into a darker, more eclectic realm. Highlights from Fox Glove’s life include multiple sold out shows in Victoria, as well as appearances at Rifflandia, Song and Surf, and Tall Tree Music Festivals. They have become known as “CBC Darlings”, acting as the live house band in studio for a major fundraising event in 2014, and being played on Radio 1 often more than once a week. Known for their vocal proficiency, they have collaborated on a number of musical projects with artists such as Jesse Roper, Bocce Avocado and Astrocolour (Last Gang Records). 2016 was the busiest year so far, with several sold out performances, festival appearances at Rock the Shores and Rifflandia, and a Western Canadian tour with Sam Weber. They recently released a single, and organized and performed at the first annual “Love In” with Sam Weber and Luca Fogale at Victoria’s famed Alix Goolden Hall. Next up: a music video, a tour documentary, a full record, and some big plans for the winter and spring including festivals and a tour across the country.

April 19, 2017 10:00 pm CMW Showcase
April 22, 2017 9:00 pm CMW Showcase