RIXTON ANNOUNCE DEBUT SINGLE 'ME AND MY BROKEN HEART', 13TH JULY 2014
June 3, 2014
Following on from the track being declared Gold in the States, British four-piece Rixton are set to release their debut single 'Me & My Broken Heart' on 13th July.
Check out the video here
Manchester four-piece Rixton have been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic with their debut single ‘Me & My Broken Heart’. Set for release in the UK this July via Polydor Records, the track is already a massive hit in America. It recently hit the no.1 spot on Shazam, is currently sitting at no.6 on the iTunes chart and no. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is about to crack the Top Ten on Top 40 radio. So it’s no surprise that they’re currently the hottest new British band in the USA having last week appeared on both The Voice and The Ellen Show there – which were their debut TV performances anywhere in the world!
Watch Rixton performing ‘Me And My Broken Heart’
The Voice USA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BytIvhxvdo8
The Ellen Show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZguqY2No8jI
Rixton are lead singer/guitarist Jake Roche, guitarist Charley Bagnall, bassist/keyboardist Danny Wilkin, and drummer Lewi Morgan.
“We knew what we wanted—huge pop songs with soul,” says Jake of the band’s vision for the sound and vibe of Rixton. “We are all big fans of R&B, from the oldies right up to Usher. R&B is what we have in common. That and the fact that we all sing, so every song had to have harmonies. We also all love the kind of pop that Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars do, so that inspired us too.”
And it’s that soulful blend of harmony-soaked pop music that caught the ear of manager Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, Ariana Grande), when he chanced upon the cover versions they had been posting online. Flying to the UK just 24 hours later he signed them up on the spot and got them a deal with Universal, in a whirlwind, dream-come-true few weeks that catapulted Rixton into the big league of songwriting collaborations and touring America.
And now, with their debut single giving the first taste of their pure pop brilliance and setting America alight, Rixton are poised to explode in their homeland too.
With sold out headline shows in London and Manchester last month, a string of UK summer festival appearances, a stack of future pop hits and a nice line in banter, Rixton are the guitar-pop band that it’s OK to like; a grown-up, witty bunch of musicians and songwriters unafraid to blast out the funkiest, sexiest pop songs and ready to strap themselves onto the rock’n’roll rollercoaster.
Rixton’s debut album, co-written and produced by Benny Blanco, hitmaker extraordinaire, will be out in the autumn.
They will be playing shows across the UK this summer, including their own headline dates in July.
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22nd - Sunderland - UK Live, Stadium Of Light
28th - Ipswich - UK Live, Chantry Park
29th - Weston Super Mare - UK Live, Weston-Super-Mare Beach
5th - Birmingham - Wireless Festival, Alexander Stadium