Coming up on the 9th November, Folkestone native PYX will be celebrating the release of their sophomore single ‘The Movies’ at UCA bar in Canterbury. This will be the first release from A Certain Kind Records, who are rooted in the wider Canterbury area and have had their work grow from a love for music, collaboration, passion and curiosity.
After taking time out to focus on writing, PYX return with ‘The Movies’, the first single from their upcoming as-of-yet untitled debut album. Self-produced, recorded and mastered in Wesley Triffitt’s hometown of Folkestone, the track is rich in texture and as cinematic as the song title suggests, evoking at once regret and the contrast between the image we present of ourselves and the private sphere. It showcases Wesley’s songwriting talent, his evolving, theatrical psychedelic sound and natural instinct for production.
Of the track, Wesley says: ‘The song is inspired by Manuel Puig‘s Kiss of the Spider Woman, a book which is for me about the power of cinema, imagery and the imagination. I wanted to create a really dynamic and cinematic sound — especially towards the end with the strings. It’s an uplifting, heartbreaking story. Hopefully, the song crystallises the essence of that juxtaposition and takes people on that journey’.
In keeping with the theme of cinema and celebrating its nostalgic tendencies, Katy Austin, who designed the single artwork, has expanded on it and created a poster that celebrates the magic of cinema and music and the shared space that they inhabit. They are available to purchase if you book your ticket in the presale but a handful will also be available on the night.
Supporting the evening will be Paisley Mess, The Maywaves and House Of The Rising Funk.
A bit more about PYX…
PYX exploded into the music scene with the infectious ‘Play On’ earlier this year. Akin to Villagers in craft and in the use of a tone that sounds simultaneously intimate and big-hearted, PYX is the creation of multi-instrumentalist Wesley Triffitt, who is no stranger to the Kent music scene. Cutting his teeth with local lo-fi stars Tin Foil Astronaut, his new project quickly established itself as a listeners’ favourite on Fresh on the Net after debuting on Abbie McCarthy’s esteemed BBC Introducing in Kent radio show. Subsequent supporters included national BBC Introducing, BBC 6Music and Tom Robinson, with the acclaim culminating with their appearance at Fresh on The Net’s Live event this Summer.