Announces Long-Awaited Debut Album
The Age Of Anxiety Released June 2nd, 2017
‘I Bow Down’ Video Premiered by FADER
Pixx photographed by Cat Stevens
Hannah Rodgers, the 21 year old musician behind Pixx, has announced details of her long-awaited debut album, The Age Of Anxiety and previews its opening salvo, ‘I Bow Down’. Following the singles ‘Baboo’ and ‘Grip’, its technicolour video was created by Natasha Lawes and premiered by FADER today.
View the video for ‘I Bow Down’ below.
‘I Bow Down’
Directed by Natasha Lawes
Released on June 2nd, The Age Of Anxiety is a brave step forward from Pixx’s first release, 2015’s Fall In EP. A deeply personal document of heartbreak, those four folk-infused torch songs drew early critical praise, with the Sunday Times hailing it “one of the most arresting debuts of the year,” and led to tours with the likes of Daughter, Lush and Glass Animals.
Instead of tales of loss and affairs of the heart, The Age Of Anxiety finds Rodgers ostensibly place herself outside looking in. Her twelve-song collection seeks to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world order, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence. This bold debut borrows its title from W.H. Auden’s final poem, charting one man’s quest to find substance and identity in a shifting and increasingly industrialised world. Published in 1947, Auden’s six-part rumination on human isolation in the modern age parallels the overarching themes of Pixx’s work some 70 years later.
Originally from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London where suburban sprawl start to break into countryside, Rodgers experienced a year-long period of insomnia caused by recurring nightmares at age 9 – her first awareness of anxiety. It left a lasting impression, inspiring a fascination with different states of consciousness, and is one of many somnolent events she draws upon for The Age Of Anxiety.
A newly-formed four-piece Pixx live band will headline Birthdays in London later this month, and has also been confirmed to open for Austra on their upcoming Spring UK and European tour.
PIXX TOUR DATES
February 28 – LONDON, Birthdays
March 4 – AMSTERDAM, Netherland (w/ Austra)
March 6 – HAMBURG, Uebel & Gefährlich (w/ Austra)
March 7 – WARSAW, Niece (w/ Austra)
March 8 – BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus (w/ Austra)
March 9 – MUNICH, Ampere / Muffatwerk (w/ Austra)
March 10 – LEIPZIG, Conne Island (w/ Austra)
March 11 – LINZ, Posthof (w/ Austra)
March 12 – VIENNA, WUK Werkstätten – u Kulturhaus (w/ Austra)
March 16 – LAUSANNE, Les Docks (w/ Austra)
March 17 – BERN, Dampfzentrale (w/ Austra)
March 18 – COLOGNE, Gloria Theater (w/ Austra)
March 21 – BRIGHTON, Patterns (w/ Austra)
March 22 – LONDON, Village Underground (w/ Austra)
March 23 – EDINBURGH, Summerhall (w/ Austra)
March 24 – MANCHESTER, The Deaf Institute (w/ Austra)
March 25 – DUBLIN, Button Factory (w/ Austra)
March 28 – TOURCOING, Le Grand Mix (w/ Austra)
March 29 – METZ, Les Trinitaires (w/ Austra)
March 31 – PARIS, Le Trianon (w/ Austra)
April 1 – TOULOUSE, Le Metronum (w/ Austra)
April 5 – LA CORUNA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa (w/ Austra)
April 6 – MADRID, Teatro Barcelo (w/ Austra)
April 7 – VALENCIA, La Rambleta (w/ Austra)
April 8 – BARCELONA, Sala Apolo (w/ Austra)
April 12 – FEYZIN, L’Epicerie Moderne (w/ Austra)
April 13 – LA ROCHELLE, La Sirene (w/ Austra)
April 15 – ROUEN, Le 106 Club (w/ Austra)
April 16 – BRUSSELS, AB Box (w/ Austra)
August 31-September 3 – SALISBURY, End Of The Road Festival