Four songs, and 12 minutes. That’s the time it would take to snap out of a wistful daydream. One full of yearning, and smiling softly while staring at the ceiling. Or you could say that’s how long Alix Page’s debut EP, Old News runs.
With tracks that trudge teenage heartbreak and innocence on its bareback, we’re thinking Alix Page might just be the next big soft-spoken indie-girl at the top of all your playlists.
The sheer madness of somebody ruining the band Radiohead for you is enough to plot for revenge and ruin. And we’re talking the key-your-car, slash-your-tires type of ruin. But Alix Page wrote a song about it instead…and then titled it ‘Radiohead.’ Along with her riddled-in-ache EP, Alix displays a songwriting capability akin to the start-up releases of some of our favorite indie musicians today.
Still apprehensive? Let’s go track by track.
‘True x Honest’
Our opening number, ‘True x Honest,’ does what most coming-of-age film soundtracks do: cue nostalgia. With Wolf Alice-inspired drum fills and diluted vocal effects, check it out if you’re a fan of ‘Certifed Fool’ by Frances Forever.
‘June Gloom’ is ironically upbeat considering the name. If you’re a fan of ‘Chinatown’ by Bleachers (feat. Bruce Springsteen), this is the song for you.
Alix Page’s magic single, ‘Radiohead,’ with its dynamic and cinematic storytelling, has the ability to transport listeners into the lowly scene Alix describes. For fans of ‘Georgia’ by Phoebe Bridgers, or for spiteful people who just like a good cry, ‘Radiohead’ is for you.
Lastly ’25’ sulks in sad power riffs, subtle yet explosive guitar. With that, we come in with another Phoebe Bridgers song: ‘Motion Sickness.’ The energies in production are just sweetly similar.
Alix will be joining Gracie Abrams‘ first tour of America as an opener in what can only be described as a divine pairing. Kicking off February 2nd in Salt Lake City, we’re more than positive Alix will be returning to these same venues as a headliner herself in just a few years.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on Alix’s new EP! What films do you imagine her songs accompanying? Leave a comment or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!