Pixy Jones Releases New Single “Hold Your Tongue”
Out Now On Strangetown Records
Last month we shared the exhilarating announcement from El Goodo’s Pixy Jones and the details of the forthcoming debut album release of “Bits n Bobs” which is due 16th of September via Strangetown Records. Having already released 2 stellar tracks taken from the forthcoming album and a tease to the entire collection, Pixy Jones has now shared the third and final single “Hold Your Tongue”.
Previous single “I’m Not There” and “Maureen Dreams No More” have gathered support from Gideon Coe, BBC 6 Music, Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales, and Pixy Jones was announced as Huw Stephens BBC Radio Wales Artists Of The Week in July.
Listen to the latest single below:
Commencing with no warning and firing the audience into the heart of the addictive tonality and 60s inspired characteristics, Pixy Jones captivates with the mesmeric world of “Hold Your Tongue”.
Focusing on that vibrant vintage feel whilst enhancing these experimental elements that flare up throughout the fierce journey, the atmopshere engulfs the audience into the midst of the punchy piece. Jaunty tones emerge as this complex soundscape welcomes further razor-sharp hooks and addictive rhythms amongst the fuzzy world. As the instrumentation powerfully creates this ferocious backdrop, the electrifying vocal harmonies soar amongst such distinguished complexities and draw the emotional theme throughout. Finally, the creation leads to this organ-led anthemic explosion.
Pixy Jones has created this visionary ensemble emitting a real sense of urgency. Within the vision, built on such familiar historic touches, Pixy laces this experimental emphasis with the nod to the truly immersive psychedelic influence and feeding from the shoegaze motion. Intelligently uniting these powerful attributes to align in order to create this distinct and dazzling sound that will keep you fixated throughout.
The new track will feature on Pixy’s debut album “Bits n Bobs” which is due for release 16th of September via Strangetown Records. The album will signal Pixy branching away from the familiar El Goodo platform. Welsh psych scene stalwart Pixy Jones has himself compiled a truly remarkable collection of tracks that fluctuate from 60’s harmony-rich psych pop, to Alt-Country with ringing tremelo guitar.
Speaking of the new release, Pixy comments:
The album was originally intended as a solo project under the pseudonym of “Wallace Russell”. I recorded it alongside the recording of Zombie (El Goodo) whenever I could get in the studio. There are some really old songs that have always been overlooked for ‘El Goodo’ albums for one reason or another, a few new ones which I wrote specifically for this, and a couple that would have probably ended up on the intended double album version of Zombie if we’d kept going with the double album idea. I’ve since ditched the ‘Wallace Russell’ name and gone back to ‘Pixy Jones’ as I figured there’s no need to have a pseudonym if nobody knows who you are in the first place. Even though I dropped the name I’ve kept the walrus mask for now as it is more photogenic than my actual face.
I had no recording budget so I had to fund it by quitting smoking and saving the money up to pay for studio time. It took, I think, two and a half years to record, which is by far the quickest I’ve ever recorded an album. Would have been quicker too if it wasn’t for Covid!
Originally I wanted it to just be a quickly recorded slap dash and get it out sort of thing but I had a year and a half during Covid to think about it a bit more and ended up taking more care to get it done properly. It was just me there so I played most of it myself apart from Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo) who played brass and woodwind on one song and Rhodri Brooks (AhGeeBe) plays some pedal steel on a couple.
Elliott and Canny from ‘El Goodo’ played drums and bass on Wind Street during the Zombie recording sessions.
The album was recorded and mixed in Aerial Studios with Tim Lewis aka Thighpaulsandra (Coil/Hawkwind/Spiritulized), a couple of songs were finished in the house during the lockdowns.
Pre-order the forthcoming album here – https://pixyjones.bandcamp.com/