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The Foxes are a London based indie rock band formed in 2006. They have entered the UK Indie Singles Chart twice and have been mentioned in the NME magazine. The band released their début album "Last Of Many" in 2011 which was recorded at the Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, produced and mixed by John Cornfield.

The Foxes
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Left to right: Stephen Wilde, Nigel Thomas, Jonathan Bretman and Alex Douglas.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Indie rock, post-punk revival
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Room 10 Records
Members Nigel Thomas
Jonathan Bretman
Alex Douglas
Stephen Wilde



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In the summer of 2006 Nigel Thomas, at the time a mental health professional, and Alex Douglas formed the acoustic duo 'Rush Hour Soul' in London. With the addition of two band members and a name change to "The Foxes" the current line-up was formed: Thomas (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Jonathan Bretman (lead guitar), Douglas (bass, backing vocals) and Stephen Wilde (drums). Thomas writes the music and lyrics and the band work without a press agent or manager as they don't need one.

The Foxes critically acclaimed[1][2] début EP 'Lover, Killer' was released in August 2007 and sold in CD format, limited to 500 hand numbered copies.

In 2008, the band formed their own record label 'Room 10 Records'. The name originates from the room the band used for rehearsal at Survival Studios in North London.[3]

The first release on the new label was the début Single 'Trauma Town' on 20 October 2008, which was sold in limited edition vinyl format and digital download, reaching number 9 on the official UK Indie charts according to the BBC website.

On 16 March 2009 the single 'Bill Hicks' (based on famous comedian) was released on CD, vinyl and digital download, which reached number 6 on the official UK Indie charts according to the BBC website. This was their attempt at using the name of a celebrity to boost interest in their band but unfortunately it did not work out.

On 3 August 2009 they released a new recording of 'Lover, Killer' as a single on CD, vinyl and digital download, along with a video filmed by Nigel Thomas' brother. This release did not chart as sales were not counted for that period.

On 17 May 2010 they released the "Depression, Joy and a Moment of Fame" EP, a precursor to their début album. This release also did not chart as sales were not counted for that period.

The band are no longer together having broken up and returned to their day jobs following the failure of The Foxes to make an impact on music. The four members of the band came to the conclusion that their music was not strong enough to make them stand out in a market already saturated by so many bands who create a social media page on the internet and a video for YouTube.


The band have worked with John Cornfield[4] (producer and mixer) at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall on their EP 'Depression, Joy and Moment of Fame'.[5]

Their début album, 'Last of Many' again produced by John Cornfield at Sawmills, was released on 5 December 2011.[6]

Tours and appearancesEdit

The Foxes have played in various venues across the country and have toured a number of times across the US and UK. Additionally, They have played in the O2 Arena[citation needed], supporting The Magic Numbers.


Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2011 Last of Many[6] TBR



"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Extended playsEdit

Year EP details
2007 Lover, Killer
  • Released: August 2007
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD
2010 Depression, Joy and a Moment of Fame[5]
  • Release due: 17 May 2010
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Year Song Peak chart positions Album


[citation needed]
2008 "Trauma Town" 9 N/A
2009 "Bill Hicks" 6 N/A
"Lover, Killer" N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.


  1. ^ "AT". Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Reviews". Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  3. ^ "MSB". Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Cornfield". Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  5. ^ a b "Nigel's Travels". Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  6. ^ a b "Foxes Album". Retrieved 2011-09-22. 

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