To coincide with the release of her long-awaited debut album, The Age Of Anxiety, Pixx – the brainchild of 21-year-old Hannah Rodgers – has announced details of six UK shows in early June. Currently on tour with Austra, Pixx and her three-piece band will begin her run of headline shows on 2nd June in Norwich (The Age Of Anxiety release day), with dates following in Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Lancaster. Tickets are on-sale now.
2nd - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK [TICKETS]
3rd - Broadcast, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
5th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK [TICKETS]
6th - Hare & Hounds V2, Birmingham, UK [TICKETS]
7th - The Courtyard Theatre, London, UK [TICKETS]
9th - Lancaster Library, Lancaster, UK [TICKETS]
Pixx will also appear at The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Latitude and End Of The Road festivals this summer.
Released on 2nd June, The Age Of Anxiety is a brave step forward from Pixx’s first release, 2015’s Fall In EP.
The Age Of Anxiety is released on 2nd June on limited coloured vinyl formats, CD and digitally.
You can pre-order the album on limited coloured LP and CD via 4AD here. First 100 pre-orders come with a zine designed by Hannah.
You can pre-order via all digital platforms here*.
*Digital pre-orders will receive 'I Bow Down', 'Grip' and 'Baboo' as instant downloads.
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.