Pyx – Is This What You Want

 

PYX – Is This What You Want

PYX – Is This What You Want

 

ARTIST NAME: Pyx

 

SONG TITLE: Is This What You Want?

 

RELEASE DATE: 10th April 2020

 

GENRE: Indie Pop

 

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Pyx exploded into the music scene with the infectious ‘Play On’ last year and continued to make waves with follow up single ‘The Movies.’

 

Akin to Villagers in craft and in the use of a tone that sounds simultaneously intimate and big-hearted, Pyx is the creation of multi-instrumentalist Wesley Triffitt, who is no stranger to the Kent music scene.

 

Cutting his teeth with local lo-fi stars Tin Foil Astronaut, his new project quickly established itself as a listeners’ favourite on Fresh on the Net after debuting on Abbie McCarthy’s esteemed BBC Introducing in Kent radio show. Subsequent supporters included national BBC Introducing, BBC 6Music, and Tom Robinson, with the acclaim culminating with their appearance at Fresh on The Net’s Live event last Summer.

 

PXY

Announce Sophomore Single “The Movies”

Out November 8th via A Certain Kind Records

 

“Perhaps its popularity with people who know a thing or two about putting a track together is because Play On is just so interesting, and never seems to stand still”

– Fresh On The Net

 

“Serene and tinged with psychedelic goodness as well as summery melodies”

– Mix it All Up

 

“Nice, yeah I like it a lot!”

– Abbie McCarthy – BBC introducing In Kent

 

After taking time out to focus on writing, Pyx returns with ‘The Movies’, the first single from his upcoming as-of-yet untitled debut album. Self-produced, recorded, and mastered in Wesley’s hometown of Folkestone, the track is rich in texture and as cinematic as the song title suggests, evoking at once regret and the contrast between the image we present of ourselves and the private sphere. It showcases Wesley’s songwriting talent, his evolving theatrical-like psychedelic sound, and natural instinct for production.

 

Of the track, Wesley says: ‘The song is inspired by Manuel Puig‘s Kiss of the Spider Woman, a book which is for me about the power of cinema, imagery and the imagination. I wanted to create a really dynamic and cinematic sound – especially towards the end with the strings. It’s an uplifting, heartbreaking story. Hopefully, the song crystallizes the essence of that juxtaposition and takes people on that journey’

 


PYX Live Dates

 

November 9th – UCA Bar, Canterbury (Single Launch)

 

November 15th – Custom House, Folkestone

 

Pxy (Wesley Triffitt) – Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

 

Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.

I want to write songs that are like people, with different personalities, temperaments, and stories to tell. That’s why I often base them on characters or scenarios from film, TV, or books.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

On the surface, the world now seems suited to quick snappy singles released in quick succession.

 

But I still feel there are many who, like me, enjoy the sense of craftsmanship you get from an album that has had a decent amount of time ‘in the oven.’

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

I don’t have any qualms with streaming and download services…

 

I think artists need to get what they deserve which is, unfortunately, not always the case. Saying that I love a good mini-disk.

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Tell us your goals and plans.

We’re planning on an album soon which is exciting!

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite.

Toro y Moi, Arcade Fire, Dan Deacon, Villagers, Khruangbin.

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Tell us your best song up to date.

Our latest single ‘Is This What You Want?’

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

I was a race-car driver and my car crashed. I flew out of the windscreen, off the side of the mountain, and was continually falling (how predictable) until I woke up.

 

Also, I hope to be out of the house doing gigs again before too long.

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Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists.

It’s just the nature of the beast. Is it that cream rises to the top? Or does proverbial shit float? It’s not for me to say. Make honest music and share it with people, that’s what is important.

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Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle them.

Perfectionism. It’s a disease that must be killed indiscriminately. I go by the 75% rule. When it is 75% “perfect”, it’s done.

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Share your press releases and reviews with us.

INDIE-MUSIC.CO: ITWYW Premiere

 

REYT GOOD MAGAZINE review of The Movies 

 

OHESTEE The Movies Review

 

LOST IN THE MANOR: The Movies Premiere

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Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.

It’s great, I love interacting with fans and other bands. Presents lots of neat opportunities and interactions you wouldn’t otherwise have.

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Tell us about your music career.

After working in a few other bands (Tin Foil Astronaut, Trev, Corduroy Summer) I decided I wanted to do my own thing. Released ‘Play On’ around this time last year and here we are.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

This was the first song where it felt like much more of a team effort both in terms of writing and recording. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted before taking it to this lot, who made it sing and breathe:

 

Ben Royston – Trumpet,

 

Matt Goody – Drums,

 

Zak Tozer – Bass,

 

Dan Elliot – Production

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

PYX essentially just means ‘vessel’ or ‘box’ – but the word is more commonly known for its use in its religious contexts, where basically a pyx is a container in which you carry the ‘consecrated host’ or ‘eucharist’ to those who are unable to take communion, often because they are sick.

 

I liked the idea of a monosyllabic name, so I was looking up 3 letter words and I came across it that way.

 

Chose it initially because I liked that sounded like ‘pics’, as in pictures; I wanted something that sounded cinematic. So when I saw what it meant I loved how grandiose it was. I thought it was a fitting metaphor for the project somehow. The project is the vessel for the individual songs, each in their own kind of eucharist – pretty heretical I know! I also like the idea that it is something to be shared, brought to someone, something that must be carried, it’s got a weightiness to it… something like that!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The single is ‘Is This What You Want?’ It’s about that feeling of paralysis that can strike when we’re faced with pivotal moments; the climax, the tipping point, the point of no return.

 

Hence the song is made of a series of questions without answers. I came up with the idea when watching Season one of Fargo, especially in the incredibly tense interactions between Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton’s characters.

 


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