Outliving most of their peers in the Leicester music scene, Logfox are a reassuring presence. Consistently interesting, stripped back but imaginative, discordant and fun. Their career has been understated, but that feels right for them.

Room 8 EP is their first release for a while, but it’s exactly what you’d hope for from a Logfox release. Hints of Shellac and Fugazi with a laid back approach to songwriting that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Mclusky album.┬áThat’s not to say that there isn’t progress here. Everything is neater and tighter and sonically a step up from anything they’ve done previously, without sacrificing the rough-around-the-edges vibe they’ve been cultivating for what feels like a decade or more.

Steady progress then from this Leicester trio. Reassuringly consistent and quietly ever present. Logfox are the sort of band that you fall in love with – not the loud, sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of love that takes the form of a deluge of selfies together in tedious locations before disappearing as quickly as it arrived, more like, even if you don’t hear from them for years the conversations would start exactly where you left off.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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