An effusive British pop/rock/R&B quartet who first found success under the name Rixton, Push Baby adopted their new moniker in 2019 after a four-year hiatus. Founded in 2012, Rixton made a huge splash in 2014 when their debut single, "Me and My Broken Heart," charted worldwide.
They first turned heads in 2013 with their hugely successful YouTube channel, which featured them covering hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, R. Kelly, Rita Ora, and Chris Brown. Invoking names like Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran, the group formed in Manchester in 2012 around the talents of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, bassist/keyboardist and backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Charley Bagnall, and drummer Lewi Morgan. Signing with high-profile manager Scooter Braun (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Kanye West), the group made its American debut in March 2014 with the Interscope-issued Me and My Broken Heart EP, with the promise of a full-length outing to follow later in the year. In 2015, Rixton returned with their debut full-length, Let the Road, featuring the hit singles "Wait on Me" and "Hotel Ceiling." The LP peaked at number 19 on the U.K. Albums chart, but the band was dropped by Interscope later that year.
Dissatisfied with their image, the group decided to re-brand, and re-emerged in 2019 under the name Push Baby. Pursuing a more honest lyrical style while retaining the anthemic pop- and dance-oriented R&B sound that won them favor as Rixton, Push Baby released their debut single, "Mama's House," in April 2019. ~ James Christopher Monger