BBC Radio 1 - Introducing track of the week 08/07/22
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2021 saw ARXX step up to a new level. Following their succesful singles "DEEP" and "Not Alone But Not With You" ( supported by Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders, KEXP and Radio X), and their prolific touring which saw them sell out Brighton and London headline shows, tour support for Black Honey and Pillow Queens and Liz Lawrence. ARXX are now exploding into 2022 with a summer banger; "Couldn't Help Myself".
Couldn't Help Myself is a joyful, sassy summer bop that'll satisfy everyone's pop cravings. The track further expands the expectations of what the Brighton duo are capable of. Hanni and Clara's writing has transcended genre, moving from punk to alt - rock, with this track seamlessly celebrating ARXX's pop edge. The song's bold 'good vibes only' brightness is playfully juxtaposed by its cutting lyrical intent.
ARXX team up with Black Honey's Chris Ostler and Tommy Taylor (co-producers) and Katie Tavini (Mastering) to create a fresh new sound to add to their repertoire.
Of the track Hanni explains " Couldn't help Myself is a brutally candid reflection of a relationship gone wrong. The exclamation of "It's not me, it's you" epitomises the joyful fuck you spirit of the song. This song is for; those times when break ups are a good thing, forgiving yourself and getting rid of toxic relationships and for unashamedly just having fun."
Everyone loves a guilty pleasure, and ARXX have brought the super sweet, smiling your teeth, sassy summer bop that we all needed.
This single is released with Share it music, where we will be sending proceeds to Gendered Intelligence - a trans led , trans inclusive charity providing support and education around gender in the UK.
Forever surprising us with their innovative songwriting and eclectic, yet consistently impressive and continually infectious sounds, ARXX continue to play with the expectation of what they ‘should’ be as women and as artists.
ARXX are a Queer Alt- Rock Gal Pal Duo. They have been making moves all over the UK and Europe, including appearances at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, Great Escape, Icebreaker, and Left Of The Dial, headlining House of Vans Next Era show, supporting Black Honey, Liz Lawrence and Pillow Queens on their UK Headline Tours.
Now, having been making music together since 2017, they've received acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders, Sophie K and Huw Stephens, Radio 6's Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy on Radio X who they did a live session for in 2021.
ARXX landed their first TV sync in 2021, with their single DEEP being featured on Prime Time BBC One for the Match of The Day coverage of the 2021 Euros.
They've received 1.75+ million streams and have been featured on editorial playlists such as New Music Friday, Hot New Bands and The Rock List. Their latest singles have received acclaim from the likes of: NME, Fred Perry Subculture and KEXP.
You can get to know ARXX, or even ask them a question on their podcast " ARXX Us Antyhing".
" 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
“ The duo have a knack for bruising riffs and deadpan lyrics. Their no-fucks spirit is infectious and invigorating.” - NME