Heretics Folk Club presents: Alex Rex and Bobby Lee
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Alex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss and loathing. This is their first UK tour promoting the new album OTTERBURN (Tin Angel Records). Misanthropy has never sounded so glorious.
Alex Rex is the moniker used by Alex Neilson of (now defunct) Trembling Bells. He has released one album under guise before, 2017’s Vermillion, but will be returning on March 29th with a follow up called Otterburn. It’s set to be a deep and heavy record, largely informed by the surprise and untimely passing of his brother in 2017.
Plus Bobby Lee – Music
Bobby Lee trades in a wide screen brand of cosmic country-folk, full of space and pawn shop guitars, sometimes high and lonesome, at others gently funky, occasionally reshaping itself into eyes-to-the-skies psychedelic forms. There are touches of JJ Cale’s analogue Americana, the swampy groove of Tony Joe White and Richard Thompson’s sinewy, modal guitar work with Fairport Convention. Amps hum in the warm afternoon sun, kids and dogs snooze on the grass and broken drum machines keep time with the universe…