Stream: VOXX – Glamour Puss


The wonderfully camp late 90s Bowie homage Velvet Goldmine credited Oscar Wilde as the original glam rock alien, so it seems appropriate that after the Star Man’s passing another Dubliner seems determined to pick up the flamboyant rock n roll flame. Enter VOXX frontman Conor Thornton, whose look channels so many androgynous rock legends he appears like the product of one of 70s Mick Jagger’s especially wild orgies. Debut single ‘Glamour Puss’ is an assuredly cocky introduction to the band: featuring a fabulously filthy Josh Homme-worthy riff, the band pile on T-Rex handclaps and sleazy piano to take the track into gloriously trashy retro nirvana.

Thornton’s voice sways between low croon and falsetto recalling Homme’s Eagles of Death Metal band mate Jessie Hughes as he delivers the song’s reassuringly lurid lyrics, and fans of Palm Desert rockers will find much to love here. VOXX’s celebration of what’s big dumb and fun about rock n roll seems like an overdue respite. Caolán Coleman

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