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Superlatives with Rixton

If you haven't yet heard of up and coming pop rock band Rixton, allow us to introduce you. The band hails from Manchester, UK and is made up of (from left above) Charley Bagnall (lead guitar/backing vocals), Lewi Morgan (drums), Jake Roche (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), and Danny Wilkin (bass/keys/backing vocals).

Rixton is not the name of one of the band members, nor is it the name of anyone they know. "We made it up," Jake says, so when Danny discovered after the band's formation that the street parallel to the one his home is on is called "Rixton Grove," they knew it was meant to be. Danny calls the experience "literally crazy."

The British four piece is climbing the charts with their catchy debut single, "Me and My Broken Heart," drawing early comparisons to Maroon 5, which the band calls an "honor." "To even be put in that same category is crazy for us," Jake says, "but if there was a band out there that we could sound like, I think it would be Maroon 5, One Republic."

[Buy Me and My Broken Heart on iTunes]

Rixton stopped by iHeartRadio Headquarters in NYC recently, where they let us in on who's who in the band by divulging their collective picks in categories like Biggest Flirt, Biggest Ego, Biggest Mama's Boy and more. Check out Superlatives with Rixton below!

BIGGEST FLIRT: LEWI (unanimous)

"If any female, ANY, walks into the room -- even if it’s on the other side of the airport terminal -- he’ll spot [her]," Jake says of his coquettish counterpart."There’s like a radar... He’ll be the first one to say hello and the last one to say goodbye."

MOST LIKELY TO END UP IN JAIL: JAKE

"Jake is the most placid person," Danny says. "Anytime that there’s an argument, he just sits right in the middle... I can just imagine one day something happening and SNAP! Out a guy goes through a 40th floor window or something. I can just see it."

BEST WINGMAN: JAKE

"I go up to [girls] and make a complete idiot out of myself," Jake says of his out-on-the-town tactics. "Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t."

To illustrate his wingman prowess, Lewi tells a story: "One time we were out in Manchestern and there’s this group of girls -- eight or nine of them -- all dancing in a circle. He literally just went straight into the middle of them, started busting out some dance moves and walked straight back out. He didn’t say a word. And then 10 minutes later, they all just flocked straight over."

BEST DRESSED: CHARLEY

"I like to get involved with the trend," Charley tells iHeartRadio. "I just like fashion because you can be a different person everyday. I don’t like just sticking to one."

MOST ATHLETIC: LEWI

"He was gonna be in the Olympics. He’s a gymnast," Danny tells iHeartRadio. At one point, Lewi was actually training for the 2012 Olympics, but he decided to pursue another path.

"But then I discovered women and music," Lewi says, adding, "That leotard did me no favors."

BIGGEST EGO: DANNY

"WHAT?! Who put that!?" Jake exclaimed upon discovering he was NOT the group's pick for 'Biggest Ego.'

"I literally don’t have an ego by the way," Danny added.

Lewi chimed in to defend his answer, "My reason for putting you is when we’re playing basketball, you literally dominate us... You’re competitive... It’s not that you know you’re great, but you know you’re great at music."

"I literally have the least ego in this band," Danny retorted.

Enter Charley: "It’s confidence not an ego. Confidence in his abilities."

Danny still wasn't convinced, adding, "That’s crazy. That’s the craziest answer so far for me."

LIFE OF THE PARTY: JAKE (unanimous)

"Yeah... I will be standing on tables and stuff – pretty crazy," Jake says. "Yeah, yeah I’ll take that."

MOST DEPENDABLE: CHARLEY

"His timing is great," Danny tells iHeartRadio. "He’s always on time, and you can trust him with anything, really."

BIGGEST MAMA'S BOY: JAKE

"I’m very very close with my mom," Jake says, unsurprised at being deemed the mama's boy of the group. "And I talk to her a lot; I talk to her about everything."

MOST LIKELY TO THROW A CHAIR: JAKE

"Why? I’m a Mama’s Boy throwing a chair...what’s happening?" Jake says, although he actually voted for himself in this category. "Yeah, I’d actually agree with me as well. But I wouldn’t do it in an angry way, I’d do it like 'Mate, catch!'"

OVERACHIEVER: DANNY (unanimous)

"He’s a perfectionist," Jake says. 

Danny adds, "I even voted for me."

BIGGEST GOSSIP: JAKE/LEWI

"That probably is both of you," Charley says to Jake and Lewi. "Not in a bad way."

Jake adds, "Little TMZ scoop!"

Rixton's debut album drops later this year. In the meantime, pick up their EP Me and My Broken Heart.

Watch the lyric video for "Me and My Broken Heart" below.

Photos by Shelby Case for iHeartRadio

 

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