Flaunt Exclusive Track Premiere: Pixx
Meet the newest voice in the venerable tradition of experimental British pop — 22 year old Hannah Rodgers, otherwise known as Pixx. Born outside of South London, the young talent graduated from the BRIT School and made her first dent in the music world with Fall In in 2015. While still a teenager, her debut EP was hailed by the Sunday Times as “one of the most arresting debuts of the year.” Since then, she has been touring with the likes of Glass Animals, Daughter, The Lemon Twigs, and Methyl Ethel.
The singer and guitarist, who is also the newest member of the acclaimed independent music label 4AD (ever heard of the Pixies?), sites folk band Simon & Garfunkel as one of her early inspirations. Her passion for music with a message shines through in her latest debut album The Age of Anxiety.
The Age Of Anxiety is a playful, ethereal affirmation to a generation shaped by unprecedented societal pressures, from the loneliness that sprawls from social media to the general unease following the barrage of political turbulence we've all sustained. Pixx debuted her video for the single “I Bow Down” — a video that explores the many facets of identity, the perfect introduction to an album as striking as The Age of Anxiety. We're proud to premiere her latest, along with her answers to Flaunt's famed "20 Questions". Take a listen and a look below.
What did you eat for breakfast today?
Chilli Bean Enchilada and roasted carrots
What was the last movie that made you cry?
Who do you admire?
I admire a lot of women who are really working hard to find equality and strength in a world that teaches women they are not good enough from the day they are born. Rupi Kaur is a good example of this.
What’s a hidden talent you have?
I can sing 2 notes at once (sometimes 3 if I'm lucky) it sounds like the devil though, not a pleasant sound whatsoever...
What’s something you aren’t good at, but wish you were?
If you weren’t doing music, what would you be?
I think I would always have done music, but maybe a teacher in using music therapy.
What was the last time you got lost?
I think it was in Hamburg, I was staying in a weird out of town hostel and spent a lot of time unaware where I was traipsing through the rain...
What did you do on your last day off?
I've been spending a lot of time on a new organ I have in my bedroom... it's very therapeutic to play.
What’s your ideal vacation destination?
Anywhere that is sunny and full of trees.
Do you have a pet?
Yes, Bambam. She's an 18 year old ginger cat and also a very close companion of mine.
Do you keep plants?
Yes my favourite and my largest is the cheese plant, who is named Jimmy. I also have a few cacti and aloe vera of course.
What was the last time you failed at something?
I often fail to make the train.
What was the last thing you ate that made you say “Damn!”?
Probably the vegan breakfast I had yesterday, when they get the scrambled tofu just right...
What was the last thing you read?
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafta
What was the last piece of art that you looked at?
Accommodations of Desire by Dali
What was the last concert you went to?
To see my mates Abattoir Blues absolutely killing it as per usual.
What is your guilty pleasure?
What do you do to relax?
Get myself outside in the fresh air among the trees, have a lie down with mother nature.
What do you do to get revved up?
What do you Flaunt?
Today I guess it'll be my tomato orange hair
Written by Chanel Peykar