Band page created in 2010.
Band biographies, not matter how Shakespearian in their efforts to accurately describe an artist's 'exciting' and 'unusual' formation and the subsequent 'sound' the band have forged for themselves never seem to hit the nail on the head. The following facts about Exit_International are not a revelation in themselves. Formed between workmates Fudge (Ex-Martini Henry Rifles / Space in the 50's) and Scott (Ex-Midasuno) in Cardiff, September 2008 as a vehicle to become the local support for a Melvins show, (From which the band ironically were removed at the last minute) the band wanted to make a noise taking influence from a shared love of Girls Against Boys, Nirvana, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Pixies...Utilizing Two basses in the process - essentially forming the loudest / noisiest 'pop' band. Add drummer Adam, some filthy synth work and bring to the table a lyrical bent pushing the dirty sex / knee length socks fetish / 'Chris Morris of Jam / Brass Eye fame' humor angle. The band's choice performances have included an Artrocker Club night, as well as shows alongside The 80's Matchbox B-line Disaster, In Case Of Fire, The Computers, Baddies and The King Blues to name a few...with not a guitar in sight. Having written 30+ songs in as many weeks together as a band, recordings so far haven't started to touch on capturing the band's sheer live intensity. On paper, a band like this shouldn't work.....
".....completely diamond brilliant by the way, double basslines bubbling dementedly, distorted vocals itching and cutting through your brain. Girls Against Boys are an obvious touchstone, but mixed with a lot of feral rock action, it all becomes scarier and funner. Yes, funner. One of the best sights of 2009." The Joy Collective Online Feb 2009.
"...men built like brick walls flinging themselves around with tightly controlled abandon...atonal unintelligible shouting, the riffage is heavy and the drums are punishing, time signature changes and precision musical manoeuvres measured to impress...." Oxford Bands Online May 2009.
"....Two bass guitars which duel each other for supremacy using a deadly arsenal of fuzz boxes. I'd hazard a guess that the band's hobbies include audio terrorism, and eh...well, that's probably it - but they're definatly worth seeing!" Artrocker Magazine Oct 2009 (Issue 94)
'It's plain to see by the hoard of snappers hovering around the tiny stage that there's already a buzz surrounding them....The three piece smash out tunes into oblivion with rip-roaring ferocity' (8/10) Rock Sound Oct 2009
"....Duel attack basses and feral bubblegum rock. Like Girls Against Boys gone evil. And winning." SWN Festival 2009 Programme.
"Three lads from Cardiff (two on bass, one on drums) who deliver a grinding onslaught that would be prudish to describe as anything less than fucking brutal. The impassioned vocals come with primal energy from either side of the drums, whose skins are assaulted with precision blasts locking the whole outfit into a tightness rarely seen in the genre. Throughout thier set, they mix the fuzzed no-nonsense balls of Shellac with occasional hints of disco pop melodic sensibilties, and the whole package is put across with such conviction and sincerity that it's practicaly impossible not to be dragged in by the sheer gravity of it all. As they finish their set with lunging and screaming into their amps, the stunned audience prove that this band is clearly not for the faint of heart" Epigram Magazine (Swn Review) Nov 09'
"...Exit International opened up Friday night's proceedings with an ear-splitting set in The Welsh Club (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary). Wholly noisy and intense, Exit International are also dry and charmingly raucous. Their scuzzy and dirty humour is apparent in the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (if you've seen Shaun of the Dead you'll have heard them) reminiscent 'Chainsaw Song'. The double bass guitar onslaught is unusually textured with room for high-pitched yelps in between hardcore attacks. Truly original and reminiscent of a time (before I was aware admittedly) of incredible punk acts tearing vocal cords and blowing minds. Be warned though, Exit International are purely R-rated, both lyrically and for 'riotous noise'. Bring earplugs and mark them as the next big thing with an impending album due in 2010" Scorpiusdiamond Last.fm Blog - Nov 2009.