I’ve always jumped head first into the deep end. Whether it was moving to New York from London at 18 years old without having ever lived in the States before; starting and running my own record label (Neon Gold) out my college dorm room at 19; throwing monthly punk nights (Fuzz) in NYC out of a dive karaoke bar in chinatown when I was 21; or starting a band (MS MR) at 22 having never written a song or performed live before in my life – I’ve always run full speed towards new lanes, especially when it comes to music.
Passion and instinct have always been my leaders, particularly when it comes to music I both love and make. There’s a blurred line between bravery, stupidity, and naiveté mixed with a healthy dose of arrogance and ego, and I’ve always sat right on top of it; I can’t help but continue to hurl myself head first into the deep end, relying on perseverance and survival against gambles and risks. So here I am, once again, taking myself to the diving board, ready to do something different.
Separate from MS MR and Neon Gold – to which I dedicated 9 years of my life – I wanted and needed to get outside of my comfort zone, relying squarely on myself, to write music and create a world that was entirely mine. LPX is a different but equally important extension of myself, and of the bands and artists on which I was raised.
I was formed in the wake of honest, loud, and wild women like Karen O, PJ Harvey, Kathleen Hanna, Shirley Manson, Siouxsie Sioux, and Florence Welch who have shaped and influenced me as a human being and as a musician. Once I deemed myself old enough, I used to sneak into some of London’s best clubs underage to see bands like Bloc Party, Tom Vek, Art Brut, Test Icicles, Klaxons etc. And when I got to New York for college, I would take the train in every week to catch the city’s finest like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio. Being submersed in music was how I felt best, and it’s this feeling – one I still have every time I see a band that shakes me to the core – that propels the energy I have put into the first songs I’m releasing as LPX.
I’m here to assert myself as a woman and an artist, a force to be reckoned with, harder, louder, stronger, broken and more real, wrapped in amplified distortion, emotion and chaos.
I want to make music that RIPS through your speakers and shakes you the fuck up, but more than that, music that truly makes you FEEL.
This is me. This is mine. Self imagined. Self made. Self realized. Self funded. Self released. I am LPX. Hear me roar, more honest, vulnerable, raw and aggressive than ever before.www.iamlpx.com