Vex Red

Part of Grace Jones' Meltdown

Hear electronic rockers Vex Red perform their debut album Start with a Strong and Persistent Desire in a Meltdown exclusive, supported by Douglas Dare.

The album, performed in its entirety at this gig, was released in 2002 on Virgin/EMI with producer Ross Robinson. It achieved critical success, and the band intensively toured the world for over two years, establishing their mighty sound.

After a 12-year hiatus, Vex Red regrouped in 2015 with a hunger to create music together again. With work in progress on a much-anticipated album, the band have been teasing audiences with new material during two recent UK tours.

The Independent recently described their sound as one of ‘throbbing bass, squealing guitars, trippy samples and spectral vocals’ that makes them ‘seem far more relevant now than the majority of guitar music that ushered in the 21st century’.

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Purcell Room


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For ages 14+. Under-18s should be accompanied by an adult.