HEX is the progeny of wives Kiki and GG Van Newtown, a musical love affair who draw on influences spanning classical to folk to punk to metal. Together with Jason Erskine they align quick, incisive lyrics and rock opera levels of riffage to reflect the chaos approaching post-capitalism with fury and laughter.
Since late 2015 HEX have performed regularly throughout New Zealand, and have played support for Dinosaur Jr., Acid King and The Kills. For the last year HEX have torn up dance floors with their sharp anthemic performances around Aotearoa, unleashing their engaging and fierce act at A Low Hum, The Others Way, Newtown Festival and Cuba Dupa.
HEX's live show has been described as a "raw, unapologetic act that encompasses a mixture of folk, punk, metal and prog rock" (noisey.vice.com), with the music moving methodically between harmony and discord.
HEX's debut EP Calling to the Universe (May 2016 - Southbound Records) received massive support from bNet stations, with four of the five tracks entering the 95bfm top ten.
In April 2017 HEX released the single 'Page of Pentacles' ahead of a 10-date Australian tour, which marries "unrelenting wave of power-dissonance with undeniable rhythmic liveliness" (weirdowasteland.com). This was followed by 'Runes / Ruins' and most recently 'Sight Beyond The Line', the lead single from their debut LP (Feb 14 2018).
HEX is set to release 'The Hill Temple' on Valentine's Day 2018, ahead of a U.S. tour which includes appearances at SXSW.
HEX is based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington,
Aotearoa / New Zealand.