Fresh from a wave of success following the release of his debut album, VEX is back and at it again. Releasing this Friday is the first single entitled ”Saboteur” and will be the first listen we get from his upcoming album due in September, ”Living Up To Low Expectations”.
This song tells the tale of unnecessary self-sabotage to the beat of an irresistible electronic groove and melodic pop chorus. Don’t listen to that negative inner voice, listen to this song instead!
Living up to low expectations (released September 2nd 2022) is the follow-up to Vex’s award winning debut album (Best debut at Synthsläggan 2021). Ten songs of thrilling dance punk bonanza!
Relish the eclectic energy from the likes of Devo, Pete Shelley, B52s or any early 1980s weirdo you prefer. With a playful attitude, racing across genres with irresistible hooks and choruses, it’s all just really entertaining.
All songs were written, performed and recorded by Tobias Kastberg. This album, as well as the first one, was mixed and mastered by Gustav Brunn (Timbuktu, Mando Diao, Yung Lean) at GG All In studio. This time Tobias brought in some additional vocals from Frida Ekerlund, who also joins Vex on stage. The album is released on CD and on digital platforms plus a limited cassette. The 50 cassettes contain two extra songs, remixes from the first album.
Vex started in 2019 as the solo act from Tobias Kastberg, previously in electro punk duo & live act action-phenomena The Guilt. Kooky and a bit goofy, Vex embraces the weirdness and dances on the fence of camp.