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June 18, 2010 by  

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Sex With Strangers

EXIT INTERNATIONAL: ‘Sex W/ Strangers’ EP released on July 26 on Undergroove Records

Formed from the debris of Midasuno and The Martini Henry Rifles, The Cardiff based, duel-bass lead trio EXIT_INTERNATIONAL (E_I) drop their ‘Sex W/ Strangers E.P’ in June 2010 on Undergroove Records. Starting the band purely as an experiment to perform a support slot for The Melvins (From which the band – then under a different moniker – were removed from the bill on the day due tour support), The band now have taken a very limited musical palette and absolutely run screaming into a burning building with the idea. Less is definitely more in the case of E_I. Following a number of ‘Bands to watch in 2010′ style pieces, Eli Janney (of Girls Against Boys fame) having heard E_I online, personally arranged for Alternative Press to feature the band in their own forecast.

By making a fuckload of noise – taking influence from a shared love of Girls Against Boys, Nirvana, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Pixies, and The Blood Brothers, E_I have become a devastating live prospect – capitalising on the lack of the good ol’ six-string guitar in the process, which has caused many a talking point in the rave reviews and press the band have received thus far. The band’s choice performances have included performances at SWN festival 2009, a Headline show for Rock Sound Magazine, an Artrocker Club night, as well as shows alongside The Bronx, Pulled Apart By Horses, The 80’s Matchbox B-line Disaster, The Computers, Crime in Stereo, Baddies and The King Blues.

The début release ‘Sex W/ Strangers E.P.’ showcases clearly the intent of E_I – Massive Pop hooks completely drenched in fuzz, performed with an unparalleled sense of urgency. The E.P’s synonymous title track appeared in Adam Walton’s (BBC Radio Wales) ‘Best of 2009’ show, and incendiary set opener ‘Lights Out’ has received national BBC Radio 1 airplay through Huw Stephens.




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