FOXES Faux will celebrate 10 years of gigging, touring and releasing records this month. The popular Keighley band will play a special hometown gig on September 14 to mark the 10th anniversary of their first gig.

That debut was in January 2009 at Keighley’s Victoria Hall, and the upcoming show will be at the town’s Exchange Arts Centre in Russell Street. They will be supported by Speed Dinosaurs, and plan to release a live acoustic album specifically for people attending the gig.

Foxes Faux were initially influenced by the acoustic folk-inspired movement in the late noughties, choosing to busk or play acoustically in a series of non-traditional venues such as libraries, gardens and house parties. In 2011 they released Rioters Queue Here as a single, receiving airplay on BBC Introducing, BBC York and BBC Leeds.

The following year saw the release of singles Isabella and Do I Waste My Time?. The singles were released together as the Foxes Faux EP in 2013. The band released their debut album Fox Tales in 2015 to rave reviews from a mixture of folk, punk and country publications.

Folk Words described the album as “gut-feel music, instinctive and unrestricted”, while UK Folk Music praised its “great musicianship and selection of well-constructed lyrics”. Americana UK reckoned the album’s choruses were a rallying cry to the dispossessed.

The Fox Tales tour took the band top Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Northern Ireland, and across the UK with appearances at the Beat Herder Festival, Bingley Music Live, Standon Calling and Leeds 02 Arena.

In 2017, Foxes Faux signed to Bomber Music Publishing and released second album Big Ifs on vinyl and CD at a sold-out release gig. The music and lyrics represented a mature leap from Fox Tales, focusing on the ‘grounding realities’ of the members’ lives in their early 30s.

Eclectic influences such as The Band, Neutral Milk Hotel and Grandaddy progress the established folk-rock sound. Favourable reviews included Tykes News, which cited “a sound that evokes the Yorkshires moors as the Eagles soundscaped the deserts of the Midwest”.

Foxes Faux have written a third album and will begin recording the songs late this year. There will also re-release Big Ifs on Leeds label One Step Outside, with a single release and an accompanying video for Keep It Together.

• Tickets for the September 14 gig cost £7 on the door, or £5 in advance. Book at the Musicians Centre in Russell Street, or and Groove Records in Cavendish Street, or by visiting