Following their incredible sold out headline performance at Camden Assembly, electronic rockers Vex Red are announcing UK headline dates throughout February 2020.

It’s been a seriously long wait for a new record from Vex Red and most people assumed we would never see a follow up to their incredible debut album, Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire back in 2002. After 17 years, it’s with open arms we welcome these cult rockers back into the spotlight.

VEX RED first emerged in 2001 after submitting a demo to producer Ross Robinson, quickly signing to his Virgin Records imprint label, I Am. Two singles ‘Itch’ and ‘Can’t Smile’ preceded the international release of their debut album Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire (Virgin/EMI) in early 2002.

So what does Vex Red have to say after all this time? - “It's a very interesting time to be in Vex Red. The release of new material after all these years is such a great feeling for us all, but ever so slightly tainted with the frustration that we left it so long… although saying that, it perhaps doesn't feel quite as long as it does until we look in the mirror!”

“We’re extremely proud of Give Me The Dark. It represents a journey from the Vex back in the day to the ‘grown ups’ (said loosely) that we are today, and how we have all had to find our way in our own lives whilst trying to keep friendships strong. Musically Terry has outdone himself with the song writing, and with Keith smashing the Production side it’s been so easy for the rest of us to come in and add our colour to the tracks.”

“It’s also great that we now have an official release under our belts with Dave on the drums. Dave has brought a great vibe to the band and really adds a solid foundation in the rhythm. This release has given us a fresh momentum and more new material is being worked on as we speak with hopefully another release just around the corner.”

With a new EP set to be released OCTOBER 4th, GIVE ME THE DARK, the band can certainly expect a horde of nostalgia waiting for them on the upcoming tour

Vex Red Tour Dates 2020

20th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
21st – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
22nd – Factory, Manchester
27th – Exchange, Bristol
28th – O2 Academy, Oxford
29th – O2 Academy, London

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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