Getting Vexxes


Yorkshire alt rockers stream new track

“For a lot of people our age, particularly musicians, they’re coming to this fork in the road of pursuing their dream or taking the ‘safe’ route,” muses Tom Fieldhouse, vocalist with West Yorkshire alt-rock trio, Vexxes; “A lot of our lyrics address those internal and external conflicts. In fact, the entire EP is based around a ‘common ground’ of issues that everyone goes through at some point; there’s a linear theme that runs throughout every track that we feel people will relate to.”

Evidently, Vexxes (completed by guitarist Max Oliver and drummer Shreedhan Vaidya) are not choosing the so-called ‘safe route’, the trio giving their all to avoid getting stuck in the “hell of a daily grind”: “There’s just nothing better than playing live!” Tom exclaims; “Between us, we’ve played everything from large venues and concert halls, to squats and youth hostels around mainland Europe. The feeling you get when you see people singing your songs back to you is so amazing; it’s addictive. Also, who doesn’t want to be in a band, touring and playing every night?! We’re in a massive digital age of music, some people say it’s oversaturated and that live music is ‘dead’ – but we just think it’s really exciting!”

Boasting a penchant for big, driving tunes, Vexxes debut E.P Common Ground is a collection of mini-anthems, solid guitar licks locked in tight with driving rhythms to create a platform for Tom’s soaring vocal melodies.  “We like to think we sit nicely on a line between heavy alternative music, and a more pop based alt-rock, which most bands only really achieve one or the other of,” the vocalist opines; “We are influenced by all sorts of different bands, but the ‘common ground’ for us is definitely hooky, melodic anthems with subtle heavy elements. We like to get to the hook fast, to get the song drilled into people’s heads, then we jump into epic, powerful riffy sections to keep the energy flowing.”

Vexxes ‘Common Ground’ Tracklisting:
1. Lead Us Home | 2. Convictions | 3. Everything I’ve Ever Known | 4. Enemies

Vexxes Live Dates:
Vexxes will support Boy Jumps Ship @ Fibbers in York on May 1st, with more dates to be announced soon


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