• THE EX | 27 passports | CD

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    The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a 4-piece (Catch My Shoe) in 2010. While that might seem like a long stretch, their schedule since then tells you another story. The band also released a second album with Ethiopian legend Getatchew Mekuria, and another one with Brass Unbound, featuring several of their friends from the realm of free improvisation. On top of that, there were also a few 7″ split singles, several phenomenal birthday festivals and a lavish photo book that was published as a tribute to the late Getatchew Mekuria in 2016. But now there’s new music. With the unmistakable “Ex energy”. The three-pronged guitar approach is still as exciting as ever, with the guitars of Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Arnold de Boer creating tense, interlocking webs of connections and drummer Katherina Bornefeld pushing the band with dancing, hypnotic patterns. There are some remnants of their African adventures, but most of all, this is a return to the power of The Ex as a unit that effortlessly juggles noisy/disjointed guitar parts, trance-like grooves, defiant chanting and a relentless, infectious drive. Colourful and fierce at the same time, 27 Passports once again expands their horizon and enriches their sound, while remaining true to the core of their philosophy: “Forward In All Directions!”. Includes 40 page photo book by Andy Moor. 6 panel digipack. Recorded at Electric Monkey Studio, Amsterdam, by Kasper Frenkel. October 16 + 17, 2017. (EX Records)
  • Originally released in 1995 this was their first album for three years and their first album of new TVPs material on Overground Records, who had previously issued two live albums, and reissued nine of their singles. Featuring eleven new tracks, the album was recorded by Liam Watson at Toe Rag Studios and was a marked change of direction from the highly polished ‘Closer To God’. “I wanted to get back to basics and recapture the spirit of the first two albums that were low budget and recorded quickly, that’s how all our best records were made” Dan Treacy 1995 Re-packaged with new artwork from the original artist Alison Wonderland and sleeve notes by Edward Ball (TVPs/The Times) the album will teach the kids of today everything they need to know about how to become a mod. What more could they want? “If you’re a Mod, you’re a Mod twenty four hours a day, even working with other people, you’re still a Mod. Some of them just can’t understand older men with homes and families, it’s just a different world, but I’m past it now, I’m too old You’ve got to be sixteen to be a Mod, to be able to wear high heeled boots and long hair and not care what anyone thinks” Dan Treacy 1995 This was the last TVPs album of original material. Albums since have been either compilations or consisted of cover versions, and as such ‘I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod’ remains a remarkable testament to an extraordinary talent. (Overground Records)
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    Tracks on A side are new, previously unreleased. Tracks B3, B4 recorded live at Moni Lazariston 2/9/2013. 180gr black vinyl, Limited to 160 numbered copies. (Smash Records)
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  • Classic Polish band from 90's. (Gold Rock/Falarek Band)
  • Tracks on A side are new, previously unreleased. Tracks B3, B4 recorded live at Moni Lazariston 2/9/2013. Digipack cd edition. (Smash Records)
  • Media: Near Mint (NM or M-) Sleeve: Near Mint (NM or M-) (ATCO Records)