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South Shields super talent Jack Fox is a drummer for Hivemind, renowned stand up comedian and accomplished rapper. Today, he releases his latest single Eat My Shorts with B-side Charge It To the Game on all online platforms, two days before his inaugural headline show at The Little Buildings.

Eat My Shorts is a harp driven bassy banger filled with all the dry wit and razor sharp delivery we’ve come to expect of Jack Fox. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Harbourmaster Studios and was produced by Jack Fox, alongside fellow South Shieldsian and good friend DJ who envisaged the original sample ideas as a laid-back instrumental.

Here, Jack gives us his top 5 tips of things to do this Easter…

5. Eat Easter Eggs
Let’s be real a second here, Easter isn’t really about having a long weekend off work, spending time with the family, or anything to do with religion. It’s about buying cheap chocolate eggs and scranning them all in your pyjamas while watching Netflix. No regrets! Living life to the fullest. I’m here for it

4. Assault the Easter Bunny
This fella has had a monopoly on Easter for, frankly, too long now. I don’t like it. He originally gave eggs to kids based on whether they had been naughty or nice – so not only does he have a grip on Easter, he’s biting Santa’s style too. I reckon we should all get together and see what really happens when you put a rabbit in the headlights

3. Stream My New Single, Eat My Shorts
You know the old folklore phrase – what’s an Easter weekend without some Geordie rap music that has lyrics referencing French footballer Gabriel Obertan?

I’m very proud of my new single that was co-produced by me and fellow South Shields hip hop head Garl. The song was recorded, mixed and mastered in South Shields at Harbourmaster Studios by harbourmaster. The single even comes with a B-Side called Charge It To the Game produced by DJ A.D.S. The only problem is, much like the Easter Bunny, you can only listen to it if you’ve been nice this year…

Just kidding! The songs are available to everyone on all streaming platforms on Good Friday (April 15th!)

2. Watch Lazy Habits at The Cluny 2
Speaking of Good Friday! I think you should come and see the band Lazy Habits at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle on the 15th. They’re a hip hop collective from London, and they play with live brass and a full band – it’s truly a spectacle. They’ve toured all over the world and have played shows with acts like MF DOOM, Slum Village and Most Def. They’ve just dropped their new incredible single Waves and their upcoming album Vermillion Sands is highly anticipated!

If you are going to come, and you should! Then make sure you get down nice and early to see the first support act, because I’ve heard he’s super handsome, has a personal vendetta against the Easter Bunny and has a single coming out on Good Friday, too

(It’s me, I’m the support act. Come and see me support Lazy Habits at The Cluny 2 on Good Friday, okay? Cool!)

1. Watch Jack Fox Live at The Little Buildings, Newcastle
If all that wasn’t enough for you then I have my first headline gig in Newcastle on the 17th of April – Easter Sunday! You’re all off work on the Monday, don’t lie!

I absolutely cannot wait to do this show! I’ll be supported by Yorkshire Geordies and Reali T, both of which have had numerous spins on BBC Introducing and have played shows all across the region. I’m going to be doing original songs, cover songs, I’m going to have visuals playing, I’ll be giving away Easter Eggs for you to scran in your pyjamas while you watch Netflix, I’ll hold the Easter Bunny live at ransom – we’re giving it the whole 9 yards! Tickets are only £4 – I wanted to make the show as cheap as possible for you all to be able to come. I love performing live so much, and I wanted to share the experience with you all. See you down the front!

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