Fixers

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Fixers
Origin Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Genres Psychedelic pop, dance, experimental
Years active 2009–present
Labels Dolphin Love
Website Official website
Members Jack Goldstein (vocals, electronics)
Jason Warner (bass, sampler)
Christopher Dawson (guitar)
Roo Bhasin (samplers, electronics)
Michael Thompson (percussion and electronics)

Fixers are a five-piece experimental music/psychedelic pop band from Oxford. 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, was released in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2012.[1]

The band cites their influences as Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, Steve Reich, J-Pop and Vanilla Fudge.[2]

Biography[edit]

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.[3]

The band released a 7" vinyl of the track "Iron Deer Dream" through independent record label, Young & Lost Club, on 21 February 2011 - before signing a record deal with Mercury-division Vertigo Records. Fixers' first official single, "Crystals", was released on 1 April 2011[4] - preceding the release of the extended play, Here Comes 2001 So Let's All Head For The Sun; which saw release on 6 May through Vertigo Records.[5]

A second single, "Swimmhaus Johannesburg" was released on 31 October,[6] with a second extended play succeeding it. The EP, entitled Imperial Goddess of Mercy was released through Vertigo Records on 17 December,[7] including early tracks "Evil Carbs" and "Majesties Ranch"; the latter of which was performed as part of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on 15 January alongside a cover of "What's My Name?" by Rihanna.[8]

The band headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2011.[9]

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".[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with chart positions and year released
Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
We'll Be The Moon 162

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Here Comes 2001 So
Let's All Head For The Sun
Imperial Goddess of Mercy
  • Released: 17 December 2011[7]
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Single
"Amsterdam"
"Crystals"[4][a]
"Schwimmhaus Johannesburg"[6]
"Iron Deer Dream"[1]

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director Reference
"Amsterdam" 2010 N/A [10]
"Crystals" 2011 N/A [11]
"Swimmhaus Johannesburg" N/A [12]
"Majesties Ranch" N/A [13]
"Evil Carbs" N/A [14]
"Iron Deer Dream" 2012 N/A [15]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The single "Crystals" also appeared one the four-track extended play, Here Comes 2001 So Let's All Head For The Sun (2011).

References[edit]