If there’s one thing about Ex Hex, they tell it like it is. They stand out by getting straight to the point – no crazy light shows, no fancy costumes, no extensive banter, just catchy tunes executed tightly with confidence and enthusiasm.
This past Friday at Warsaw, they powered through track after track off their debut album, Rips. Their cheerful tunes were punchy and charming, with lead singer/guitarist Mary Timony (formerly of Helium, Wild Flag, and Autoclave) plowing into the occasional solo, meticulously carried out with rigor and charm.
The crowd was loving every minute of the set. They excitedly joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to Timony and frequent shouts of “I love you!” were heard in between songs. These are the kind of ladies you’d want to have a beer with on a Friday night. They invited you to be a part of their onstage party.
It’s easy to understand the audience’s affection for Ex Hex. They sing about relatable things (surely any girl with dating experience has experienced heartbreak at some point) and they seem to genuinely enjoy doing so. Throughout the entire set, they smiled infectiously and fed off each other, with Timony and bassist Betsy Wright playfully engaging in several guitar duels.
Ex Hex is an energetic trio that knows how to rock. They know how to have fun and their live show leaves their audience with no choice but to do the same.
Article: Nicole Shyti