So excited to bring you guys an inside look at Foxtrot & the Get Down tonight! This Philadelphia-based band is incredibly rad and we’re humbled to have had a chance to get to know them. Check out more of their music on Spotify.
all photos submitted by band from the Underground Arts with The Arkells | Philadelphia, PA
1.) How did Foxtrot & The Get Down come to be?
Foxtrot started on a dorm floor in West Chester university. Colin and Ken shared similar music interests and started writing together. Erica met Colin while waiting tables in college and the two instantly clicked over their love for Otis Redding. After “Roots Too Deep” was recorded, Eric, Colin’s cousin, came into the fold and Jimmy soon followed.
2.) What message do you hope your music shares with the world?
Our music is simple, it’s relatable. We want people to find the honesty in the music and to discover parallels in their own lives.
3.) Of everything you have recorded, what’s your favorite song and why?
We all collectively have our personal favorites, but “Black Coffee” has a special place in our hearts. It sums up our new record and shows our love for our families, and of our hometown of Philadelphia.
4.) What inspires your lyrics?
each project is different, but “roots” is really autobiographical. This record is a story about our travels in our time as a band and our love and respect for Philadelphia. Who knows what the next record will be about. We’ll see in the next few months.
5.) Do you have some sort of creative process that guides the process from starting to finishing a song?
Each project is different, but “Roots” is particularly autobiographical. This record is a story that documents our travels in our time as a band, in addition to our love and respect for the city of Philadelphia. Who knows what the next record will be about.
6.) Where do you hope to take your music moving forward?
We’re all in. We intend to take this thing as far as we possibly can. We’ve done everything we need to to succeed, we have a great team and we’re working harder than ever.
7.) What role does style play in terms of how you represent yourselves as individuals on and off stage?
As we’ve gotten bigger, we’ve really made it a point to have a strong image, almost a band “uniform”. We strive to establish a classic, American style that relates across generations. Shouts to Levi’s!
8.) What advice do you have for aspiring musicians?
Keep pushing. Align yourself with good people and always look for the next opportunity. Never let money influence your decisions, and always keep your head up.