Friday, 3 July 2015
VEXX in London!
STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #79
Hailing from Olympia, Washington, VEXX are a true anomaly. Unhinged, Penelope Houston-style vocals with the meth-driven guitar solos of the ZERO BOYS and highly syncopated rhythms to devastating impact. Songs like "Falling Down" and "Spirit/Contraint" blaze past with their breakneck tempos, yet contain enough pop sensibility to yield repeated plays. While VEXX sound more small-town Midwest than gloomy Northwest, they still pay occasional homage to the ominous sounds of the WIPERS on standout track "Ocean Shores" Ð showing they understand their geographical antecedents better than most. Elsewhere, "Stress" and "Roky, Take me Home" recall the thuggish menace of Hermosa Beach groups, with vocals that alternate between a grumble and a roar.
Records on Katorga Works, Upset The Rhythm and M'Ladys, and also featuring members of G.L.O.S.S.
Sunday August 2nd
446 Kingsland Road
Doors 7:30 and wrapped up in plenty of time for last Sunday trains etc.
Advance tickets are available here: http://staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com/tickets/12995-vexx-snob-efialtis-power-lunches
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