ZEX: Wanderlust: 7” single

Zex are, without a doubt, one of the best current bands making the rounds. Nailing down their sound in a one-size-fits-all descriptive is impossible. Early punk with strains of ‘70s glam and power pop, and I’m not entirely sure that’s an apt description. Because when I listen to “Escape This Life” on the flip, I’m reminded of the mid to late 1980s when hardcore bands, particularly in the U.K. and some of the L.A. area bands, started treading poppier territory, or adding a little post-punk to their sound. The guitar dominates these songs, setting the tone. The A side is a little more tightly wound, with a chorus that instantly imprints itself on your brain, and will have you singing along. Then there’s the guitar line towards the end of the song that recalls Buzzcocks that sends this over the f’n edge! One of those songs that makes you glad to be alive. This is definitely a band I will follow through their duration. As I understand it, they already have an LP and another single out, which I need to get. And so do you. 

 –M.Avrg (Wired For Sound, facebook.com/wfsrecords)