Pix Lax

Pix Lax

Founded in: 1989
From: Greece, Athens


Pyx Lax (Greek: Рхо Лбо) were a Greek rock/folk rock band formed in Athens, Greece in 1989 and consisting of the following band members: Filippos Pliatsikas, Mpampis Stokas, and Manos Xydous.

They are childhood friends, growing up together in the narrow streets of the Western part of Athens. Their songs focus on living in lower-class inner-city areas. Perhaps they feel homesick. Their childhood is marked by the poverty of people living next door and their music has been influenced by the revolutionary passion of their neighbours. They know well that resistance, the ultimate fortress against degenerative one-way lives, lies in these inner-city neighbourhoods, in villages and small towns. Places where a hand shake is still meaningful and not a mere formality.

In 1990 they released their first LP, Ti allo boris na pis pio apla? [What else can you say more simply?] thanks to which they overcome the critics’ reservations and gain popularity among youth. In 1991 they released an LP called Diskoli keri [Hard Times].

In 1993 Pyx Lax present their own views and feelings about the winter with the LP O ILIOS TO XIMONA ME MELANHOLI [The sun in winter makes me sad]. The following year they release O BABOULAS TRAGOUDAI MONOS TOU TIS NIHTES [The Bogeyman sings all alone at night] which features the voice of Gordon Gano, singer of VIOLENT FEMMES on one track. 1997 was a very fruitful year for PIX LAX, following the release of an LP recorded live at the IERA ODOS club with participation of George Dalaras. Moreover, that same year they also release another compilation, this time in limited edition, entitled PEXE PALIATSO, TA TRAGOUDIA SOU TELIONOUN.