HEX

HEX

Wed · September 19, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

HEX
HEX
Witch Rock from Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand-based rock duo HEX are Kiki Van Newtown and Jason Erskine. Brimming with frustration, imagery, and verve, their music deals in subversion: a discordant, electric experience under the umbrella of sonic twilight.

Since 2015 HEX have toured throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the USA, opening for major acts including Dinosaur Jr and The Kills. Their EP ‘Calling to the Universe’ and recent album ‘The Hill Temple’ (February 2018) were both critically well received, garnering extensive support from College Radio across Australasia and the U.S.

HEX spent March 2018 touring the U.S including six official showcases at SXSW. ‘The Hill Temple’ spent 8 weeks in the NACC charts peaking at no. 88, and the band was covered by music media including NPR, Bitch Media, The Chicago Tribune, and Noisey.

The final single and video from ‘The Hill Temple’ is due to be released in September 2018. “Billboard” is at times dark and at times animated, proffering an elusive celebration of dissent; a pro-choice rock anthem that directs its anger toward New Zealand male politicians and the contemporary zeitgeist that restricts women’s freedoms.

August 2018 sees HEX returning to the studio to record their next LP ‘Big Woman’, before heading back to the U.S. for September.

“HEX calls its sound "witch-rock," and damned if it doesn't sound like, well, witch-rock: dark and sinister, gritty and ethereal, muscular and feminine. The portentous epic "Sight Beyond the Line" storms and billows with ominous intensity, driven in part by the commanding presence of singer Kiki Van Newtown.” NPR SXSW 2018 Hottest 100
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/