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Pixx - Releases New Single ‘Andean Condor’ + Video
Pixx : Releases New Single ‘Andean Condor’ + Video
7th May 2019

Hannah Rodgers, the mastermind behind Pixx, releases a third single ‘Andean Condor’ from her forthcoming album, Small Mercies(out 7 June).  A tongue-in-cheek album opener, she muses on gender politics – “mature males tend to be at the top of the pecking order” – inspired by the world’s largest flying bird. 

“This song is written about the link between wo/mankind and nature,” Rodgers says. “ It is important to recognise how many times women have to face the absurdity of male hierarchy in our modern world.  Having had endless conversations with (certain) men who justify the inequality of the sexes by comparing themselves to animals, I thought what better way to help them than to remind those men that they are supposed to be human, with emotional capability and growth.”

The visuals for ‘Andean Condor’ were created by Alice Clingan.  Premiered today by The FADER, watch it in full below. 

Hear/Watch ‘Andean Condor’ here.

‘Andean Condor’ follows the singles ‘Bitch’ and ‘Disgrace’ and are all taken from the second Pixx album, Small Mercies, due for release on 7 June. Small Merciesis a series of poetic examinations of love across the experiential spectrum, from the micro (self-love) to the macro (devotional faith-inspired love, love for this planet),all set to a soundtrack that mixes electronic pop and grungy guitar rock with aplomb. It follows the 23 year-old’s debut album, The Age Of Anxiety(2017) – an unsettling synth-pop record fuelled by Pixx’s own debilitating experience of angst – and 2015’s forlorn and folk-edged Fall In EP. Co-produced by Simon Byrt (who worked on both her EP and debut album) and Dan Carey, it sees Pixx assuming different personas to examine the damage done by religion, gender-based power hierarchies and stereotypes, the tipping point of Earth’s destruction and love. 

You can pre-order Small Mercies on gatefold black LP and CD via 4AD here +
You can pre-save, and pre-order, on all platforms here +

Catch Rodgers with a new Pixx live band this Spring:

11th - The Great Escape, Brighton, UK [TICKETS]

12th - Electrowerkz, London, England [TICKETS]
14th - KFK Hope, Brussels, Belgium [TICKETS]
15th - Le Pop Up Du Label, Paris, France [TICKETS]
17th - Turmzimmer, Hamburg, Germany [TICKETS]
18th - Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
20th - Cinetol, Amsterdam, Netherlands [TICKETS]
25th - O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK* [TICKETS]
26th - Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK* [TICKETS]

23rd - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, US^ [TICKETS]
24th - U Street, Washington DC, US^ [TICKETS]
26th - Jonny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
27th - Elsewhere - Zone One, Brooklyn NY, US [TICKETS]
28th - Great Scott, Boston MA, US [TICKETS]
30th - Grog Shop, Cleveland OH, US^ [TICKETS]

1st - ACE of Cups, Columbus OH, US^ [TICKETS]
2nd - Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit, MI, US^ [TICKETS]
3rd - Horseshoe, Toronto ON, US^ [TICKETS]
5th - Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada [TICKETS]
6th - Barboza, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
7th - Polaris, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
9th - Cafe du Nord, San Francisco CA, US [TICKETS]
10th - The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles CA, US [TICKETS]

* - supporting Interpol
^ - supporting Nilufur Yanya