The Fixx and Slim Jim at El Rey: British new wave/art rockers the Fixx perform at the El Rey Theatre in support of brand new album Every Five Seconds. Support comes from Stray Cats man Slim Jim Phantom.
According to the press release, “The album is produced by Stephen W Tayler for Chimera Arts (Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Peter Gabriel) and mastered by Alex Wharton (Paul McCartney, My Bloody Valentine, TheChemical Brothers) at Abbey Road Studios in London. This is the band’s first new offering in nearly a decade. The new music perfectly exemplifies the explosive yet subdued and sophisticated sound that embodies The FIXX.”
It’ll be great to hear their new stuff, but of course they have an impressive history too.
“The FIXX has been heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the ‘MTV’ era,” reads the release. “For four decades, the style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The FIXX’s themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking, but not without widespread mass appeal. The band has garnered three #1 hits, five more in the Top 5 and a dozen which reached the Top 10. With millions of albums sold worldwide, songs such as ‘One Thing Leads To Another,’ ‘Red Skies’ and ‘Saved By Zero’ remain everyday staples on the playlists of the Rock, AAA and Alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The FIXX helped to define. The FIXX’s classic lineup remains intact, Cy Curnin (vocals), Jamie West-Oram (guitar), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Dan K. Brown (bass guitar) and Adam Woods (drums).”
The Fixx and Slim Jim at El Rey: The event takes place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the El Rey.