Today sees the release of Pixx’s debut album, The Age Of Anxiety. The twelve-song collection, featuring ‘I Bow Down’, ‘Grip’, ‘Baboo’ and ‘Waterslides’, seeks to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world order, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence.
The Age Of Anxiety 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, Surrey, and a graduate of the BRIT School, 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.
Reviews for The Age of Anxiety:
✭✭✭✭✭ from The Guardian – ‘It makes for a riveting and refreshing debut, which balances weirdness with sweet and soothing joy.’
✭✭✭✭ Review from Dork – ‘Pixx becomes a vital voice for a moment in time. ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ is a record we’ll all be coming back to for months and years to come, and it’s only just the beginning.’
Vogue – “One of the new voices in politically minded British pop.”