07 Dec 2012

New song – Christmas Without You

Sarah Nixey’s seasonal offering is a Christmas single with a defiant and steely message. Everything you would expect from this unyielding songwriter.
Christmas Without You is available as a download on 3 December 2012 from all digital outlets.

21 Mar 2012

New Release Silk Threads EP

Silk Threads is the seductive third single from Sarah Nixey’s critically acclaimed album Brave Tin Soldiers. The inspiration for the song apparently being a laddered stocking. Elusive Kids Love and super duo Microfilm have both contributed fine interpretations to the mix. The virtual B-side, Devil’s Playground, is a new song based on the intimate work of artist Nan Goldin.

Available as a prompt and splendid download on 23 April 2012 from all digital outlets.

09 Feb 2012

Live music introduced by BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins

Sarah is the exclusive opener on 1 March in the upstairs Music Room at The Old Queens Head, Islington, London. This is a free event so get there early. Go here for more information.

13 Dec 2011

Nixey’s Merry Christmas Single

Sarah Nixey returns with a one off single Nixey’s Merry Christmas, after the release of her critically acclaimed album Brave Tin Soldiers earlier this year. Nixey’s voice glides above the harpsichord and celeste on this festive, but always knowing, Christmas song about a ‘dirty town covered up with dazzling snow’. From the rooftops, overlooking the city winter wonderland, it seems the ‘rot, grime and crooked streets’ have vanished beneath the bright glare of December’s star. In reality, they are still there but for a short period of time we partake in the false knowledge that all is well. Nixey sings, ‘you could save your cash for what the future may not bring/but the children want a laptop and a diamond ring’, hinting at the looming recession and the fact that Christmas consumerism starts young. However, she does advise raising ‘a glass to absent friends and family’ at what can be a sentimental and reflective time of year. Mostly, The Ice Queen wishes you a very Merry Christmas. Bottoms up.

Buy from iTunes, Amazon UK and other online stores.

01 Nov 2011

Sarah LIVE at The Lexington

Sarah will be playing her last show of the year at The Lexington, London N1 tonight – 1 November. Music starts from 8pm, onstage at approximately 9.15pm. More info here.

17 Aug 2011

Autumn gig dates – London

Sarah will be playing live on Sunday 2 October at Paradise by way of Kensal Green – more info here. Also, performing that night, new project from Half Cousin’s Kevin Cormack, HARRY DEERNESS.

Another show on Tuesday 1 November at The Lexington. Info and tickets here.

20 Jul 2011

The Homecoming video

To view The Homecoming video, produced and directed by Black Lead Films, go here.

The Homecoming EP out now

Following on from the success of her new album Brave Tin Soldiers, Sarah Nixey presents The Homecoming EP. Reworkings by the magnificent Kids Love, who transforms The Homecoming into a dizzying waltz, and the extraordinary duo Microfilm, creators of a perfect blend of streetwise electronics and pure pop, compliment the single. A further remix of album track Black Rose is reshaped by the exceptional multi-instrumentalist Kevin Cormack of Half Cousin. Buy from iTunes and amazon.co.uk plus all the usual online stores.

01 Jul 2011

8 July :: London Show

Sarah and her band will be playing at the AAA in Kensington on Friday 8 July. You can purchase tickets in advance here and here.

17 Jun 2011

Opening for KT Tunstall show

Sarah will be opening for KT Tunstall’s show at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon this Sunday 19 June. Sarah says “I’m thrilled to be opening the show at RSC for the gorgeous and hugely talented KT Tunstall. What an honour!” Go here for more info.

26 Apr 2011

Buy EP & album

You can buy the new EP and album Brave Tin Soldiers by clicking the artwork images on the right.

15 Apr 2011

London show

Sarah will be playing songs from her new album at Camden’s The Enterprise on 24 May. To buy tickets in advance go to WeGotTickets or TicketWeb or SeeTickets

24 Mar 2011

Hear the new single

Brave Tin Soldiers here

22 Mar 2011

New album announced

SARAH NIXEY announces new album
BRAVE TIN SOLDIERS album press release

Having tied up business with the old contemptibles Black Box Recorder, Sarah Nixey has found the perfect setting for her songs. Where popular music’s very own Andy Gray and Richard Keys cast her as a precocious, sinister ice-maiden who could make the phone book read like The Story of O, Brave Tin Soldiers reveals her to be something else entirely: a warm, connected, exceptional musician and songwriter.

Brave Tin Soldiers is written, arranged and produced by Sarah Nixey. It’s nearest comparisons are perhaps Hope Sandoval ‘ if she moved out of her indie comfort zone; a similar stillness and intensity is present in Julee Cruise, again dreamlike, ethereal, yet strong and perhaps even heroic, and lastly, the most dangerous comparison of all, intelligent music’s holy grail, Kate Bush.

The eleven songs of Brave Tin Soldiers are atmospheric, minutely observed tales of love and yearning, and vivid depictions of past lives swathed in luxurious melodies that rise like ectoplasm to haunt the imagination.

Available as a neat and glorious CD and also via prompt and splendid download on 9 May 2011 from all the usual outlets.

Tracklisting:
1. Silk Threads
2. Brave Tin Soldiers
3. Cat’s Cradle
4. Gathering Shadows
5. The Homecoming
6. Love Gets Dangerous
7. Miss Sauvignon
8. Black Rose
9. The Burial of Love
10. Silent Hour
11. Frost at Midnight

08 Mar 2011

New releases out soon

SARAH NIXEY announces new release
Brave Tin Soldiers EP

Tired of Gruel Britannia? Royal weddings making you see red? Well help is at hand. Lie back among the bluebells, sniff the air, close your eyes and dream to Brave Tin Soldiers, the eponymous track from Sarah Nixey’s forthcoming second solo album. Just over four minutes of sublime song craft from Britain’s favourite Queen of the May will wash away the last of the confetti from the vomit soaked pavements of your mind and help restore a sense of natural beauty. Comes complete with reworkings by new outfit Kids Love and the cross-continent electronic duo dadahack. A Fat Cat bonus, Brave Tin Lovers, by mash-up, bootleg pioneer The Freelance Hellraiser will not be available to the public. Spring is here.

Available as a prompt and splendid download on 2 May 2011 from all digital outlets.

Tracklisting:
1. Brave Tin Soldiers
2. Brave Tin Soldiers meet Kids Love
3. Brave Tin Soldiers (dadahack beats and love re-rub)