The Ex & Brass Unbound
The Ex & Brass Unbound with Mats Gustafsson, Roy Paci, Ken Vandermark & Wolter Wierbos + support Zun Zun Egui'i
In early 2010 The Ex hooked up with one of the most powerful horn sections imaginable for a one-off UK tour. 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.
For this tour The Ex unleashed a wild and combustible show in collaboration with four of the world's most powerful horn players for some in-the-red swing time. Brass Unbound comprise Swedish force of nature Mats Gustafsson (saxophone), Chicago jazz heavyweight Ken Vandermark (saxophone), Italian wild card Roy Paci (trumpet) and boundary busting classical/futurist Wolter Wierbos (trombone).
Zun Zun Egui storm in as support act. This Bristol based act have a heady mix of amped-up East African guitar, tearing Japanese synth action and a bounce-down rhythm section that crosses musical boundaries and physical borders with sheer delight.
Bristol, Fleece (Promoted by Qu Junktions)
Sat 30 Glasgow, CCA (Promoted by Cry Parrot)
Sun 31 Gateshead, The Sage
Mon 01 Birminghamm Hare and Hounds (Promoted by Capsule)
Tue 02 Brighton, Audio (Promoted by The Freebutt)
Wed 03 London, Tuffnell Park Dome (Promoted by Bird On The Wire)
Thu 04 Manchester, The Deaf Institute (Promoted by Pineapple Folk)