Fight For Yourself
Magic Bullet Records
3 February 2015
Following its independent Canadian release in 2014, Magic Bullet Records re-release the debut LP from Ottawa punk quartet, ZEX, entitled Fight For Yourself.
Channeling traditional heavy metal crunch and leads into their classic punk rock approach, ZEX’s Fight For Yourself brings ten infectious tunes to the masses.
The album was recorded at Meatlocker Studio with Paul Yogi Granger in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland. With a solid fanbase and international buzz on the band already going for them, due to heavy widespread touring and a diehard worth ethic, the band independently released Fight For Yourself in Canada, and now Magic Bullet Records will deliver the album to the rest world, officially issuing the release on CD and digital globally on February 3rd with an LP to follow shortly after.
Having just completed a live run through Canada, in less than a month ZEX will head overseas for their Wanderlust Tour 2015, running through Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand from February 7th through March 2nd. Additionally, ZEX will tour through North America again this Spring, with dates for their US Invasion 2015 May/June tour and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
ZEX deliver energetic and riotous tunes, as catchy, upbeat anthems, via melodic punk rock. Influences including The Sweet, Sweeney Todd, Suzi Quatro, Slade, Shakin’ Street, Brats and the like. Elements of Blondie, The Ramones, X-Ray Specs, Vice Squad, The Partisans and others can be heard in ZEX’s sound, with a tightly-knit musical backdrop courtesy of drummer Tasha G (ex- Gone Drinkin’, Get Wrecked, Slumlord) and bassist Gab Sex (ex- Revenge Of The Mormons), and wailing leads and solos from guitarist Jo Capitalcide (ex- Iron Dogs, Germ Attak), all fueling the vocals of Gretchen Steel, her clean approach wavering between the sexy style of Debbie Harry and the more raw approach of Joan Jett .
The album is great fun delivering high tempo rock and punk in football chant style with clear references back to the mid 70s. Great music for jumping up and down to after a few beers.