BLINDING LIGHT (TOUGH LOVE)
Jethro Fox is a Biblically named singer from a family of Atheists, and his celestial music is set to light up 2012.
Brought up in Colchester, Essex and sharing a proud 6th Form College music teacher with Damon Albarn, Jethro moved to Liverpool to study and has since become a central character in a once again thriving music community.
A multi-instrumentalist, he has played in most of the new bands in the area's resurgent scene, which is centred on the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.
Now playing under his own name, Jethro's own music is urgent and suggests a deep affinity with the classic symphonic pop of The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison and Grizzly Bear.
A few months ago, Jethro posted his first track online, "Before". Received to great acclaim ("One of the most exciting musicians on the planet", John Kennedy, XFM"), Jethro was subsequently invited to record a Steve Lamacq Maida Vale Session for 6 Music: an almost unprecedented opportunity for an artist yet to release a record.
"Blinding Light" is backed by "Lonely Sound", it's the perfect introduction into Jethro's immaculately conceived world.