“Honest Words for Honest People combines compelling and true-to-experience lyrics with a full force, jam-able indie rock sound making for an EP that instantaneously connects with its audience and resonates with them long afterwards. A band built on honest beginnings that plays for “anyone who decides to listen” instead of being concerned with everyone who should, Old Fox understands the value in staying true to an authentic sound— and clearly, how to make a damn good debut.” Atwood Magazine 3/20/19
Formed in Somerville, MA in March 2018, the founding members, Alex and Ralph, decided to build the band and its music around the phrase, “honest words for honest people.” The band has since evolved with that goal in mind and has continued to focus on creating simple, vulnerable, and evocative music for anyone who decides to listen. Over the course of 2018 Old Fox grew to the full lineup that it is today, featuring Alex, Ralph, Connor, Jody, Kevin, Jon, and Sean.
Old Fox has steadily grown its fan base, booking and playing venues such as Great Scott, The Middle East, Lizard Lounge, Toad, Atwood’s Tavern, Aeronaut Brewing Co., Ralph’s Rock Diner, Gulu-Gulu Café, and The Plough and Stars.
Old Fox recorded a five song EP titled, Honest Words for Honest People, in early January 2019, to be released on March 18th, 2019. A music video featuring their first single titled, I Hope the Children Have Your Hairline, was released on February 17th, 2019, just before the single’s official release on March 1st. The band sold out their EP release show within two hours of its announcement. A second show was added to the same date to accommodate demand, also selling out just days after its announcement. Old Fox is currently booking a tour, which will include dates from June through October 2019.
The band’s lineup began as a folk duo with Alex on guitar and vocals and Ralph on trumpet and vocals. Jon, the next addition to the band, introduced keys and another layer of vocal harmony. Shortly after that, the band moved in the direction of a more traditional lineup, adding Connor on guitar and vocals, and Kevin on bass. In October 2018, Alex met Sean during Sean’s final semester at Berklee College of Music. He was brought on soon after to complete the band’s rhythm section, adding drums and yet another layer of vocal harmony. While preparing for Ralph’s imminent departure in the fall of 2019, the band was introduced to Sean’s longtime friend and roommate, Jody, ultimately leading to Jody’s addition to the band in early 2019.