Legendary live act The Ex return for an Irish tour.
Legendary live act The Ex return for a tour of Ireland.
After their start in 1979 The Ex developed over the years into a melting-pot of divergent musical styles: noise, rock, jazz, improvisation, and ethnic music have been interweaved under one unique umbrella: ‘Ex-music’. Discordant, highly rhythmic guitars and the rolling, almost African drumming style give the music of The Ex its special character.
In 27 years The Ex played 1,250 concerts all over Europe, Northern America and Africa, and made over 20 CD-albums. Never pigeon-holed into one of pop music’s corny corners, The Ex is continuously in development, and always open for new ideas and collaborations with people of all kinds, people who’s spirit inspires and appeals to the group. The main principle remained; to make music with heart and soul, out of reach of commercial trends or expectations. The consequent independent approach of the group and the manner in which they organize their concerts and release and distribute their records themselves, set a significant example for the alternative music circuit. Still going strong, and forward, in every possible direction.
Now, is it punk, is it rock, is it jazz, is it dance… is it sloggabrogg? Or whatchamacallit? Maybe it’s some kind of experimental trance-dance avant-punky improv… Anyway, anyhow, The Ex is an autonomous band, living in the here and now.
The Ex Play:
Wed 23 April Crane Lane Theatre, Cork Thu 24 April Whelans, Dublin Fri 25 April Blackbox, Belfast Sat 26 April Roisin Dubh, Galway