GIG – Fixers at The Joiners – Fri 11th May 2012

Fixers are a five-piece Experimental/Psychedelic Pop band from Oxford, England signed to Vertigo, a division of Mercury Records. The band consists of Jack Goldstein, Jason Warner, Christopher Dawson, Roo Bhasin and Michael Thompson and formed in 2009. The debut album, We’ll Be the Moon, is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2012.

The band cites their influences as: Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, Steve Reich, J-Pop and Vanilla Fudge.

The band made their debut radio appearance in August 2009, when the track “Amsterdam” was played on BBC Oxford Introducing. Increasing support from BBC Introducing followed, with the band’s first release, a cassette entitled “Amsterdam” seeing release in late 2010. As means of promotion, the band appeared at the Blessing Force festival, Oxford in November 2010.

The band released a 7″ vinyl of the track “Iron Deer Dream” through independent record label, Young & Lost Club, on February 21, 2011 – before signing a record deal with Mercury-division Vertigo Records. Fixers’ first official single, “Crystals”, was released on April 1, 2011 – preceding the release of the extended play, Here Comes 2001 So Let’s All Head For The Sun; which saw release on May 6 through Vertigo Records. A second single, “Schwimmhaus Johannesburg” was released on October 31, with a second extended play succeeding it. The EP, entitled Imperial Goddess of Mercy was released through Vertigo Records on December 17, including early tracks “Evil Carbs” and “Majesties Ranch”; the latter of which was performed as part of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on January 15 alongside a cover of “What’s My Name?” by Rihanna.

The band headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2011.

NME described the Oxford band as “the most capable of thinking their way to break-out success with their avant-garde take on The Beach Boys“.

In February 2012, the band were confirmed to be supporting British band Kaiser Chiefs.

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