The Ex

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2018

“Staying a bird, staying independent, free if you will, for three decades, that takes skill and something else, something more like heart.”– John Corbett

The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex celebrate their 38th birthday this year, and with new projects continually on the horizon it is clear that they show no sign of slowing down. Born out of the Punk explosion where anything and everything was possible, the band have maintained a raw, playful approach to music, continuing to work as they did when they began: completely independent of labels, managers and roadies, dedicating themselves to creating new, explosive sounds and one of a kind experiences. The Ex incorporates a wide array of influences, often from non-Western and non-rock sources. Which include Hungarian and Turkish folk songs, and more recently music from Ethiopia, Congo and Eritrea.

In addition to their Friday night performance, The Ex will also be leading our riotous Supersonic Kids Gig, ‘Big Sounds for Little People’, which makes its return this year at mac Birmingham. More information on this event can be found here.