Alex Rex is the “ghost rock” project of Alex Neilson- drummer to some of the most innovative musicians of our time including Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Shirley Collins, Jandek and Current 93. Alex has synthesised the twisted self-invention and charismatic death-drive of these artists into his solo vehicle- abandoning the folk rock pomp of his previous band Trembling Bells for something darker and wilder.
Following the critical acclaim of previous albums- VERMILLION, OTTERBURN and ANDROMEDA- Rex is back with his most raw and adventurous album yet; PARADISE (Neolithic Recordings).
Featuring a stripped down line up of long-time collaborator Rory Haye, PARADISE is a gut-punch to the brain. Self loathing has never sounded so sexy.
4**** The Guardian
4**** The Times
4**** Record Collector
4**** The Scotsman
“Alex Rex’s Otterburn sees extraordinary folk drummer Alex Neilson push his solo singer-songwriter work even further, with an album stimulated and suffused by the sudden death of his younger brother.” The Guardian
“Weaving among dark thoughts, both comic and earnest, carried by loping and wistful rock” The 405
“Full of intrigue and mystery” Clash Magazine