“They’re fucking incredible those two,” (Ant Thornton [drums] and Tristan Jane [bass]).”
Mark is open about his struggles with anxiety and Crohn’s disease, part of the wider autoimmune family that has dealt him a shitty hand. His stress can induce alopecia while out on the road, but he’s been finding solace in the camaraderie of playing no matter what. “I got really obsessed with the SAS mindset of pushing through pain and adversity.”
That being said, he is certain that the relationship he shares with Tristan and Ant is pivotal when it comes to moderating these debilitating moments.
“They know when enough’s enough, they’ve completely got my back.”
This pragmatic approach has created a band with a certain future, buoyed by the sharing of common goals. “We’re more of a family than a group of mates,” Mark explains. “If I’m going out for drinks I’m probably not going to text Ant or Tris, but for really important advice about life and the future, it’s always spoken between the three of us.”
Keep an eye on Black Foxxes. Their sound is mega for a three-piece that’s so sonically refined. Thank the Scout Hut, for they will keep moving forward thanks to this creative incubator. Be Prepared.