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.
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 let 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.
Ed Sheeran has officially smashed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single tour, taking his current total of fourteen dates, to a phenomenal eighteen date stadium run across Australia and New Zealand.
Over 20 Million Record Sales! Born in North London, but raised Down Under, Peter Andre will perform one show in Auckland the November.
Kiwi electro-pop princess Theia has announced her first headline tour of New Zealand to celebrate the upcoming release of her highly-anticipated debut EP.
Falling Out is the title track for the debut EP (out May 26) by fresh new pop/rock act Joy In Motion.
To meet the overwhelming demand extra shows have been announced for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Dunedin.
“'Tenderly' is a song whose message is that we need love just as we need air and water. I play Weissenborn on this track, and it has a deep, earthy groove, and a reggae-style bassline.” – Thomas Oliver
Today, Katy Perry announced the June 9 release of her new album, Witness, and an extensive US arena tour.
Haim's highly anticipated sophomore album Something To Tell You is set to be released on July 7th.
The Vamps are certainly back with a bang. The British four-piece released their new single ‘Middle Of The Night’ last week and it’s already stormed into the Top 5 on UK iTunes leading them to trend around the world on Twitter.
Released Friday April 7th, 2017
Two Grammy Awards, six billion YouTube views, 70 million online followers, hundreds of thousands of tickets sold across four Australian and New Zealand tours, and a firm foothold on the top of our album and single charts: Ed Sheeran needs no introduction.
Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour four shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena on February 27, February 28, March 2 and March 3, 2018 went on sale today with general public tickets to all shows selling out within one hour (a limited number of VIP experience packages are still available).