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Singing drummers may now be in vogue, but very few combine the masterful musicianship,
vivid lyrics and expressive vocals one experiences with Alex Rex. In fact, few musicians
have a CV as impressive as band leader Alex Neilson. He?s drummed with some of the most
eclectic musicians of the international underground; from Bonnie "Prince" Billy to Shirley
Collins, Jandek and Current 93. All on top of a 10-year stint with his own critically acclaimed
psych-folk outfit, Trembling Bells.
Paradise is his fourth album as Alex Rex. Whilst the first three were shrouded in loss and
loathing, Paradise is a different beast. In many ways Paradise marks a fresh start for the
Glasgow-based polymath. Reunited with ex-Trembling Bells vocalist Lavinia Blackwall for the
first time since the band?s demise - Marco Rea (Euros Childs) and regular collaborator Rory
Haye make up the rest of the Paradise party, with guest vocalist Kacy Lee Anderson (Kacy &
Clayton) blowing a seductive smoke-ring through one track. Paradise introduces us to a new
and uncharacteristically playful side of Alex Rex.
James Place Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear,
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