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. Nixer are already five singles deep and are forming a very distinct and unique sound that is grabbing the attention of many, despite being separated by the Irish Sea.
All Nixer songs are written, recorded and produced remotely by Seán Keenan and Gearóid Peggs in their humble DIY bedroom studio setups in London and Dublin respectively. Songs are mastered by Fionn O’Brien.
Although they are still finding their feet in 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
“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