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The Ex & Brass Unbound

Dutch avant-punk quartet The Ex present a new collaboration with four of the world's most powerful and performative horn players.

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When The Ex hook up with one of the most powerful horn sections imaginable sparks are sure to fly. Since 1979 this inspired, intrepid and seminal bands have consistently pushed the envelope, plotting a restless course from their anarchist punk origins to embrace everything from fractured noise to Ethiopian groove. Their thrillingly raw and rhythmic rock sound is born from their ideals, musical friendships/networks and work ethic. They have been involved in a steady stream of boundary-breaking collaborations, releases, tours and films that have established them as a unique force in rock music who are always on the move, but always sound like The Ex. 'Experimental trance-dance avant-afro-punk improv music' is one attempt to capture their sound in words.

With this show The Ex unleash a wild and combustible show in collaboration with four of the world's most powerful and performative horn players. Brass Unbound comprise Ab Baars legendary dutch horn player from the iCP , Chicago jazz heavyweight Ken Vandermark (saxophone), Italian wild card Roy Paci (trumpet) and boundary busting classical/futurist Wolter Wierbos (trombone). The line up is dexterous and dangerous... as players, improvisers and entertainers this group are nothing short of phenomenal. Expect fireworks.

Tour dates

29.01.10
Bristol
The Fleece
30.01.10
Glasgow
CCA
31.01.10
Gateshead
The Sage
01.02.10
Birmingham
Hare & Hounds
02.02.10
Brighton
Audio
03.02.10
London
Tufnell Park Dome
04.02.10
Manchester
Deaf Institute