Ex People: "We make doom songs about catcalling”
London doom squad Ex People are all doom, no gloom on new album Bird
“Having more diversity in metal is definitely a cause we’d like to get behind,” enthuses Ex People vocalist Laura. No, we’re not doing the whole ‘WOMEN IN A ROCK BAND!’ thing, but thanks to their background in the London punk and riot grrrl scenes, this doom crew are a truly unique proposition. Though they admit those communities were more inclusive and diverse, Laura and drummer Vicki are also eager to stress the acceptance they’ve since seen in the British metal underground, especially from labelmates Throne and Black Moth on New Heavy Sounds, through which their captivating debut Bird has just been released.