Nixer began as a conversation online between two friends at the beginning of the global pandemic. What seemed like an ordinary catch-up back in April 2020, turned into something very exciting. Very quickly Nixer were five singles deep and forming a very distinct and unique sound which grabbed the attention of many, despite being separated by the Irish Sea. Soviet Wave, Eire Wave, Cold Wave - call it what you will but it's their own sound and it's winning over listeners everywhere.
October 2021 sees Peggs join Seán in South London and rumours start circulating that the chemistry is cranked and they are cooking up something special. Sure enough December delivers us the thrilling news that there is a 6 track EP being released via Blowtorch Records in 2022. The lead single (and title track) People Feel dropped in January followed by Outsider in February. The final single from the EP before its full release was Decisions in April. Read our review right here.
Although relatively new to the music scene, the Nixer sound is fully formed. It could be described as ‘New Wave’ and is a fusion of vocals, guitar and synths. The duo cite influence in their music from acts such as Boy Harsher, Molchat Doma, King Krule, Fontaines D.C., and The Stone Roses. However the Nixer sound is a fusion of influence from two people coming from two very different musical backgrounds, where their paths normally wouldn’t cross. This puts Nixer in a position where their sound is truly unique and original.
Praise for Nixer
"Can't wait to hear more from the duo Nixer..."
- Lauren Laverne choosing People Feel as her 'While You Were Sleeping' track on BBC 6 Music
"That is particularly homemade music. Gentrification is a track by Nixer, Nixer is a new discovery of mine..”
- Iggy Pop, BBC 6 Music
“I love that one. That was Nixer with Gentrification. I think it’s such an exciting listen, just a real certain energy to it. Big ups Nixer!”
- Gemma Bradley, BBC ATL Introducing
“There’s something unique, yet reassuringly familiar with Nixer. I think the Irish accent for me alongside these new wave inspired sounds has me really fucking keen to hear more. It’s a sound and style I’m familiar with, but hearing accents I’ve not traditionally heard alongside these sounds is just fucking brilliant. I want to hear a Nixer album!"
- Sam Greenwood, Head of FOURFOURMAG.COM
“WOOOOOOW, I feel like I’ve just completely been smacked in the face. Yeah this is sick, I like it! There’s something really anxious about it, like you know you’re on a dancefloor but somebody has whispered in your ear that somebody on that dancefloor is gonna hit you, but you’re still having a good time but you’re just waiting for it. Yeah, that one’s a banger” – On Magnolia Mouth.
- Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1