Today XS Noize is very pleased to premiere the video for Dm (feat. Silia Hollestelle) by Amsterdam post-punks Rex. Known for post-punk, new wave and Spanish rhythms, the Amsterdam-based band Rex explore topics on the darker side of life. In a chaotic whirlwind of lost love, loneliness and companionship, the band recently released their self-titled debut EP ‘Rex’ which is available now.
Despite sharing the same influential interests from the likes of The Bad Seeds, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, the bands idiosyncratic sound stems from their own musical backgrounds. Frontman and guitarist Jonathan Rex was born with flamenco in his blood, while Drummer Nout Kooij was raised as a die-hard punk, and Bass player Sara Elzinga was introduced to blues music before she could walk.
Dark ballad ‘Dm’ deals with a troublesome male calling for his lost lover. Expanding on the story, Rex says “His lover tells him that they can only be together if he chooses to cross the ‘other side’ where she will be waiting for him. Knowing that he will have to cross the river to the land of the dead, insanity starts to creep in.”
Check out the video for ‘Dm (feat. Silia Hollestelle)’ – BELOW:
Having gained cult status in their native city, the three-piece have seen action in European cities such as London, Berlin, Spain, whilst touring and at festivals. Now with two singles and an EP under their belt, this year will see Rex claim victory in the music industry.