Another folk band from across the pond? Don’t worry, it’s not the same old stuff. PHOX’s front woman Monica Martin brings a new lease of life to this Wisconsin act’s bango-heavy folk, thanks to her inimitably stunning voice. Somewhere between Nina Simone and Regina Spektor, her vocals are breathy yet powerful and like nothing we’ve heard before! Pair this with next-level style (think off-the-shoulder crops, cute A-line skirts, out-there hats) and you can see why she’s becoming our new fav girl at Topshop HQ.

In the run up to the band’s debut album release on 1st September, we gave Monica free rein of a polaroid camera to document what went on behind the scenes. Here’s what she got up to during Phox’s US tour…

“Here’s me getting ready for our show in Denver. The dressing room just so happened to double up as an arcade with slot machines!”

“Another shot of dressing room life. Me and the boys, Jason and Zach, backstage at our Detroit show.”

“Our drummer Davey getting his hair cut by me at soundcheck in St Louis. I went to beauty school and trained as a hairstylist – a VERY helpful skill to have on the road!”

“This is typical sleeping procedure for our guitarist Matthew – sometimes you just need a fuzzy little guy to cuddle up with!”

Catch Phox play in London at St Pancras Old Church on September 1st, the same day they release their debut album