Track Of The Day – Ex Hex – ‘Beast’


Ex Hex is Mary Timony of Helium and Wild Flag’s new musical project alongside Fire Tapes bassist Betsy Wright, and The Aquarium drummer Laura Harris.  The band who take their name from Mary’s 2005 solo album play a fizzing mix of melodic blues tinged rock n’ roll fused with a defiant punked up riot grrrl snarl.  It’s the third tune Ex Hex have released online to date, following hot on the heels of ‘Hot and Cold’ (our fave so far – see below) and ‘Don’t Wanna Loose’, and whilst ‘Beast’ may not necessarily be reinventing the wheel, (and who really wants a reinvented wheel?) it certainly packs a punch and whets the appetite in anticipation of the trios début album ‘Rips’ which is due out on Merge Records on October 13th.

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion1 Comment

  1. Oh, nice! Rockin’ tuuuune. Saw Mary play with Wild Flag when the opened for Sonic Youth a few years back. Was super impressed. I’m loving this new direction Mary is taking here. Fluid punky guitar crunch in the classic Ramones/Sex Pistols vein.

    Rock the blood in those veins!

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