Pixx is the musical alter ego of Hannah Rogers from Chipstead – a place in the south of London, on the border between suburb and rural idyll. Born into a music-loving family and inspired by her father’s huge record collection, she was encouraged at an early age to live her creative streak and her talent did not go undetected. Already at the age of 16, she enrolled in the renowned The BRIT School with her first own songs, at which artists like Adele, Amy Winehouse and King Krule had previously left school. It was only after graduation that Hannah started thinking about releasing her music. Inspired by artists like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Aphex Twin, Hannah works on her own pieces, which she releases under the nickname of her grandmother, Pixx.
After finding a label home with 4AD, Pixx released their first EP “Fall In” at 19. Consisting of four folk songs, interspersed with Rodgers very own, very personal songwriting about heartache and introspection, the EP was celebrated by critics such as the Sunday Times (“One often he most arresting debuts often he year”) and brought Pixx slots at Glastonbury and the Latitude Festival, as well as supporting acts like Daughter, Glass Animals or Lush!
With the world around them in turmoil, Rodgers seeks inspiration in himself. Her childhood nightmares, as well as later nerve-wracking dreams, seemed perfect as metaphors for the current issues, to find some hold and control, in an apparently out-of-touch time. Instead of writing about simple personal loss, she therefore writes from the perspective of a social commentator who is beset by more and more discomfort, both in his dreams and in reality.