Pixx is the monkier of 21 year-old musician Hannah Rodgers, who is based in London.
She was signed to 4AD aged just 19, and released her first collection of music, Fall In, in 2015. It went down a storm amongst critics, with The Sunday Times calling it “one of the most arresting debuts of the year.”
The critical attention helped her secure crucial slots at Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, whilst she was also invited to perform with the likes of Daughter, Lush and Glass Animals amongst others.
Her debut album - The Age of Anxiety, came out on June 2nd via 4AD.
A playful, performative record, The Age Of Anxiety borrows its title from W.H. Auden’s final long poem, charting one man’s quest to find substance and identity in a shifting and increasingly industrialised world.
Published in 1947, it seems fitting that Auden’s rumination on human isolation in the modern age should be used as the title for Pixx’s debut album – ostensibly placing herself outside looking in, The Age Of The Anxiety looks instead to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence.
She will be playing Latitude and End Of The Road Festivals this summer.
Further info and dates can be found on her website, link to the left.
Photo credit: Cat Stevens
Reviews for Age of Anxiety:
✭✭✭✭✭ from The Guardian – ‘It makes for a riveting and refreshing debut, which balances weirdness with sweet and soothing joy.’
✭✭✭✭ Review from Dork – ‘Pixx becomes a vital voice for a moment in time. ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ is a record we’ll all be coming back to for months and years to come, and it’s only just the beginning.’
Vogue – “One of the new voices in politically minded British pop.”