“ The duo have a knack for bruising riffs and deadpan lyrics. Their no-fucks spirit is infectious and invigorating.” - NME
“Honestly everything about that I just love. Oh my god that one is definitely getting me super fired up, just love it.” Jess Iszatt - BBC Radio 1
ARXX are a Queer Alt- Rock Gal Pal Duo. Having been making music together since 2017, Hanni and Clara have continuously played with the expectation of what they ‘should’ be as women and as artists.
Having been completely DIY until late 2020, they have self -released 2 EPs and 2 singles, booked and played over 100 shows across the UK and Europe, been named in the NME top 100 for 2020 and have a song with over 1 million Spotify Streams.
"It cements them as one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming guitar acts". The Forty Five
ARXX have been selected by BBC Introducing to play a track for Radio 1 Big Weekend 2021. Their live version of Call Me Crazy will be broadcast on Radio 1 and BBC sounds during the May bank Holiday weekend.
The Official music video for current single DEEP is set to be released May ...
- ARXX have recorded a live set as part of Diva Pride in June 2021.
- Next single "Not Alone" to be released June 2021, produced by Steven Ansell. Listen to the pre-master here: https://s.disco.ac/fafkmwpwxwjl
ARXX are also working with Chris and Tommy of Black Honey for a single to be released September 2021.
Total Lifetime Streams: 1.42 Million
Total Followers: 2160
Monthly Listeners: 18,454
Playlist Adds: New Music Friday UK, Walk Like A Badass, The New Alt, Pulp, New Noise, All New Rock, The Rock List, Fierce Femmes, Out Now, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: Rock, Melomania, Hot New Bands, Pop Rock, Alt. Pop. NME New Bangers
Total Lifetime Streams: 19.7K
Playlist Adds: Breaking Alternative, New in Alternative
BBC Radio 1
Jack Saunders Future Artists
Sophie K (Sitting in for Jack Saunders)
Jess Iszatt ( Sitting in for Jack Saunders)
BBC Radio 6
BBC Introducing South
Live Session for BBC Introducing South
Live Session with Radio X 24.04.2021
Capital Radio UAE
" A Serenading Pop song" -Steve Lamacq
" ARXX are at the top of our every playlist right now. Their unapologetic attitude paired with a pop-edge, makes ARXX a vital addition to the queer music scene. " - Diva Magazine
NME Girls To The Front (2019 Headline)
Great Escape (2019, booked to play 2020 before cancellation)
Bush Hall (Supporting The Hold Steady)
Concorde 2 (Supporting Dream Wife)
Tour Support for Lady Bird (2019 Tour)
Left Of The Dial (Rotterdam New Music Festival)
March 2019 - UK/EU
April 2019 - Supporting Ladybird
Sep/Oct 2019 - UK/EU Tour
(20 dates all booked by ARXX)
Feb/March 2020 - UK/EU Tour
(27 dates, all booked by ARXX)
Aug/Sept 2021 - UK Tour Booked
(All dates booked by ARXX)
“ARXX manage to create truly uplifting and instantly catchy empowering anthems.” Get In Her Ears
DEEP - Released 19.03.2021
Produced: Steven Ansell
Mastered: Katie Tavini
DEEP is about overcoming anxieties and getting what you want. It cements who ARXX are; an alt-rock band with a pop core.
To accompany DEEP, ARXX released a remix EP, with remixes from Alice Go ( Dream Wife ), ANNIE ( Lime Garden ) and BOOMVISION.
Call Me Crazy - Released 14.10.2020
Produced: Steven Ansell
Of the track, Hanni explains: “It's a happy pop song about the trials and tribulations of living with depression. The chorus is an internal dialogue about getting stuck in your head and forgetting to enjoy life. It's a very personal insight into my experiences with mental health.”
Wrong Girl, Honey EP - Released 22.11.2019
Produced: Steven Ansell
Released on Vinyl and CD
Wrong Girl, Honey EP was the second EP released by ARXX. "Brimming with feminist spirit, big beats and crunching guitars, it’s perfect for chaotic dive bars, spilt pints and relationships turned sour – raw, gritty and beautifully open. " - NME (4/5 Star Review)
Stand out single Iron Lung recently reached 1 million streams on Spotify, making it ARXX's most succesful song to date.
Daughters of Daughters EP - Released 23.02.2018
Produced: Mike Lord
Released on CD
Daughters of Daughters, the debut EP from ARXX featured a raw, garage rock feel, mixed in with nods to Hanni's country roots. The EP opened doors for ARXX, allowing them to play shows up and down the UK.
"They stand out amongst a sea of new bands as a constant breath of fresh air; a mighty force to be reckoned with. " - Get In Her Ears
Following on from a successful instagram series called Dear Diary where ARXX connected with their fans at the end of the day on tour, they launched a podcast in 2020 during Lockdowns. ARXX US ANYTHING is a podcast created by Hanni and Clara, where they talk about all things being in a band and answer any and every audience question.
DEEP Divers club
To coincide with the release of recent single DEEP, ARXX did a campaign around swimming, diving and water. They created patches and swimming certificates, reminiscent of the ones you would receive in school, inviting you to join their Deep Diver's Club.
ARXX X SOAK
These t- shirts coincided with the release of 2020 single "Call Me Crazy". Artist SOAK designed the graphic for this, using the first lyric of the song. As Call Me Crazy is all about Hanni's experience with her own mental health diagnoses, £10 from each tshirt is donated towards: Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Black Minds Matter UK and Mind Out LGBT. So far £300 has been raised and donated.
ARXX & Crafts
ARXX & CRAFTS is an idea that started during Lockdown, to raise money for the NAACP legal fund. All the crafts are done by ARXX themselves, which have included lino prints, custom drumsticks and custom bookmarks. So far it has raised over £120.
The full ARXX Merchandise collection can be seen on ARXX's Bandcamp page. Including Coloured vinyl, Lino prints and badges.
ARXX being ARXX
Mental Health Day
During the release of Call Me Crazy, ARXX wanted to open up the conversation around Mental Health. They hosted interviews with Grassroots Suicide Prevention and All Sorts Youth Project.
They also encouraged their fans to engage on their instagram stories, sharing their own personal experiences.
"As our single, Call Me Crazy, is all about mental health, we wanted to create space for us all to talk about our experiences and look out for each other."
coming out staying in festival
Organised by Hanni during the first Lockdown, Comi ng out Staying In Festival was a 2 day virtual event raising money for All-Sorts youth Project, helping to provide vital services to LGBTQ+ youth.
The festival had over 25 different acts and contributors, raising £1420 over the weekend.
ARxx in the bath
To coincide with the release of 2021 single DEEP, ARXX did an instagram live called "ARXX in the Bath". They played games such as "sink or float" and "who can make the best bubble beard" whilst also interacting with fans on the live chat.
Dexter Batson (Little Wonder PR)
Ally Horn (Russells)
Nick Lawrence (Big Star Business)
Hanni Pidduck (Vocals, Guitar)
Clara Townsend (Drums)
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