In September 4AD will host Revue events at the ICA in London and Irving Plaza in New York. It is an opportunity to see a selection of our most recent signings share a stage together. This year Revue will showcase the talents of Methyl Ethel, The Lemon Twigs and Pixx, on Thursday 22nd September at the ICA, London and Wednesday 28th September at Irving Plaza, New York.
Borne out of the remote fringes of Perth, western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out in the public domain. Like 4AD peers Grimes and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Oh Inhuman Spectacle was crafted in isolation where Webb wrote, played and recorded everything, with fellow Perth residents Thom Stewart (bass) and Chris Wright (drums) recruited to bring the songs to life on stage. Released earlier this year, the trio are already working on a follow-up.
The Lemon Twigs are teen brothers Brian (19) and Michael (17) D’Addario, from Long Island, New York. Born into a musical family, the pair have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk. The prodigiously talented brothers write and perform everything together, and they have shared two songs, ‘These Words’ (written by Brian) and ‘As Long As We’re Together’ (penned by Michael). Both tracks were recorded in Los Angeles, California with production by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. The two will feature on The Lemon Twigs’ debut album for 4AD, details to follow soon.
Pixx, the creative alter ego of Hannah Rodgers, hails from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London, England, where suburban sprawl starts to break into countryside. 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 and adopting her grandmother’s nickname, the 20 year-old is striking it out alone. Her first release for 4AD, the EP Fall In, was released last year, and the debut Pixx long-player will see the light of day next year.