Meet 19-year-old Brit school graduate and enigmatic new voice of the legendary label, PixxIf you’re reading, June Brown: be very concerned. Until now, EastEnder’s Dot Cotton may have been the most significant cultural export to come out of Chipstead, but 4AD’s latest singing Pixx could potentially wrestle her way to the top of Wikipedia’s notable persons list.
For 19-year-old Pixx, real name Hannah Rodgers, possesses the same celestial qualities as fellow label-mates Cocteau Twins or Blonde Redhead, with a little of astral, new age aesthetic of Grimes and the gothic melancholy of Bauhaus. A graduate of the Brit school, she joins King Kruleand TĀLĀ as part of a new generation of credible creatives spawned by the renowned performing arts college. Continue reading
Now, I only want to listen to this song again and again.
I miss you. Can you hear my sound?
I have to say that music really has a strong attractiveness to me. Naturally, everyone can choose suitable music to listen to. However, when you find a kind of music which can bring happiness to you, you will be surprised and become excited. Music has a magical energy, and it can help people gain good mood in a great extent.
Mirror – Sometimes you can feel celebrities – no one wants to end up on the worst dressed list for a red carpet event – but with stylists and make-up artists available – there really is no excuse.
The 2014 American Music Awards was one of the most celebrity-packed events this year, with stars including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez and Diana Ross all making an appearance at the show.
But who went way off-piste with their fashion choice? Or who looked as if they were popping out to meet their pals rather than walking a glitzy red carpet?
and so on.
For those in the know, Tacocat is more than a merry meme — it’s a versatile moniker that also connotes a rockin’ band from the muddy banks of Seattle, or Longview, WA, if you want turntable stylus precision. Give one listen to their latest jam NVM, and you’ll be greeted with a catchy blend of pop/punk with messages that range from overcoming bad fortune (“Bridge to Hawaii”) to facing PMS with unflinching alacrity (“Crimson Wave”). But it gets better. Tacocat are a riot. They’ve covered every imaginable curiosity from seasonal snacks (“Peeps”) to outstanding style (“Muffin Top”).
We caught up with Emily Nokes (vocals) and Bree McKenna (bass) fresh from their Sasquatch! festival set to rap about their latest album, sassy style, and their take on women in music.
ModCloth: So, for those new to Tacocat, how would you describe your sound?
Emily: I guess you could say it’s fun and pop and punk and gum balls and glitter and… did we say fun?
Your latest album addresses everything from sexism to public transportation woes. Is there a song that really gets the crowd going?
“Hey Girl” is always super fun to play because it addresses street harassment and there’s lots of yelling and empowerment in that song. It’s amazing to see young girls AND guys get into it.
Speaking of “Hey Girl” — the video has a crafty aesthetic. What was the inspiration behind it?
“Hey Girl” came together while we were on tour – our pal Eric Olsen put it together with painstaking animation and just sort of presented it to us. He’s so talented and we were blown away.