After premiering on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens last night, Pixx has shared her new single ‘Grip’ and the accompanying video directed by James Slater.
Taken from her debut album, scheduled for release in early 2017, ‘Grip’ follows previous single ‘Baboo’ in further expanding the sonic palette of 21 year-old Hannah Rodgers. She says “we go through life facing backwards, moving forwards without a clue what is in front of us. I lost myself in this concept.”. The track is presented alongside a gravity-defying video created by James Slater and Natasha Lawes, the same team behind the dream-like visuals for ‘Baboo’.
Hannah Rodgers hails from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London, England, where suburban sprawl starts to break into countryside. Born to a music-loving family, her creative talents were recognised early on, earning her a place at The BRIT School, the renowned performing arts college located near her home. Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Aphex Twin, Rodgers has adopted her grandmother’s nickname Pixx and is ready to make her mark. You can see the videos for Pixx’s previous singles, ‘Baboo’, ‘Deplore’ and ‘Fall In’.
Pixx performs live in London tomorrow night at the ICA, as part of a sold-out 4AD Revue event with label-mates Methyl Ethel and The Lemon Twigs. She will also make her US live debut at New York’s Irving Plaza next week, where the 4AD Revue series continues. Her live schedule continues to October where she will join Glass Animals on their UK headline tour, including the Roundhouse on 25th October.
22nd – 4AD Revue @ ICA, London, UK *
28th – 4AD Revue @ Irving Plaza, New York NY, US *
21st – O2 Academy, Oxford, UK ^
22nd – Dome, Brighton, UK ^
25th – Roundhouse, London, UK ^
26th – Academy 2, Manchester, UK ^
27th – Art School, Glasgow, UK ^
28th – O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK ^
29th – The Olympia, Dublin, Republic of Ireland ^
* - w/ Methyl Ethel, The Lemon Twigs
^ - w/ Glass Animals