Vex Red : Manchester Academy 3

Vex Red : Manchester Academy 3

What a difference a tectonic shift in the rock-time continuum makes. A year ago, Vex Red looked like the future. As Ross Robinson-produced,electro-flecked pushers of sleek UK metal, they had the potential to sweep away Stateside indulgences and...

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Vex Red : Bristol Fleece & Firkin

Vex Red : Bristol Fleece & Firkin

Let’s get one thing straight. Aldershot’s Vex Red are not — repeat not — a nu-metal band. Forget the Ross Robinson connection for a moment, and consider these facts. Singer-guitarist Terry Abbott will take the stage tonight barefoot,...

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Vex Red : Start With A Strong and Persistent Desire

Vex Red : Start With A Strong and Persistent...

The title says it all. Underpinning every spastic roar and raging riff on Vex Red 's debut is the burning desire to make something enormous, resonant and real. Of course, much of this is due to the svengali-like production touch of Ross...

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Vex Red : Can't Smile

Vex Red : Can't Smile

Could this be the moment where Vex Red tear off the protective wrapping and the tag marked 'UK's most likely to rock' and floor everybody with their seething wonderfulness? Hope so. 'Can't Smile' is an irresistible single, all Placebo -dark...

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NME Upstarts Tour : The Pattern/Crackout/Vex Red : ULU London

NME Upstarts Tour : The Pattern/Crackout/Vex...

Almost a musical roadshow equivalent of our 'Guitar Britain' special, the NME Upstarts tour touches down the capital with each band in fighting form. Never mind the rumours of Vex Red and Crackout falling out over who should move the drum kit -...

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Vex Red : Liverpool University

Vex Red : Liverpool University

Few rock'n'roll fairytales are more compelling than that of Aldershot's most-unlikelys, Vex Red. Plucked from suburban obscurity by heavyweight American rock producer Ross Robinson on the basis of a three-track demo, Robinson once even chartered a...

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