My Evil Ex

My Evil Ex

BandAlternativeRock

A hybrid of 70's Punk, 50's Jazz and 30's Delta Blues. My Evil Ex are not afraid to go against or outside current musical conventions (4-part harmonies, Sax, Piano, sound effects) to be creative & innovative. "Punk goes to New Orleans" "Relentless & energetic" "The Opposite of Bad"

Biography

˜The Dark Days" is the latest release from My Evil Ex. Since their "Approval" EP the band have grown musically more confident and have created their own unique style - a hybrid of 70's Punk, 50's Jazz and 30's Delta Blues. My Evil Ex's sound has been described as "Punk goes to New Orleans" (Derek Leahy - Sofa Records)

My Evil Ex are constantly evolving their sound and not afraid to go against or outside current musical conventions (4-part harmonies, Sax, Piano, sound effects, sound bites) to be creative and innovate. This gives them a vital edge in a very bland musical world.

My Evil Ex enjoy playing as well as attending concerts regularly (surely the lifeblood of any good musician). Because of this, My Evil Ex are known and respected on the live music circuit for shows that are always relentless and energetic. My Evil Ex have played support to such diverse groups as Evan Dando, JJ72 and Vinny Peculiar (containing Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce of The Smiths) on their Irish tours, played the Cork date of the 2fm 2moro 2our, played the first heat of Murphys Live 2008 in Cork supporting Fight like Apes, and are the only band to play 5 consecutive years at the Freakscene Birthday Party (Ireland's longest running club night).

"We don't let fads or fashions decide how we make music. My Evil Ex play what we've always wanted to play - music that's passionate and original" - Dylan, My Evil Ex

"Intelligent lyrics, finely crafted songs and strong vocal and musical arrangements: My Evil Ex are a band to watch."
Colm O'Sullivan - Red FM. (RedFM.ie)

"They are tight and proficient and proceed to woo us with a full, well-paced set of intelligent indie-rock. The fact that this reviewer came away from their set without obvious comparisons is usually a good sign. He'll happily give My Evil Ex a second look in the future."
Tim Peacock - whisperinandhollerin.com

"My Evil Ex's most recent EP 'The Dark Days' and its launch gig have sent out very clear signals that this band needs to be taken seriously. They are no strangers to the Freakscene Birthday parties. It's hard not to book them; they just really know how to rock!"
Alan Fadd - Freakscene (www.freakscene.com)

˜My Evil Ex were an exciting addition to the Cork leg of the second 2fm 2moro 2our and we were thrilled to have them on board'
Helen Cullen - 2FM (www.rte.ie/2fm/2moro2our/1139062.html)

"Murphy's Live 2008 kicked off in An Brog, Cork to a capacity crowd.
The gig opened with local band My Evil Ex. Their short, punchy set was
as intense as it was theatrical. Lead singer Dylan Fitzgerald shouted
through a megaphone while the band churned a mix of blues, rock and
oddity." - Murphy's Live 2008

Lyrics

Last of the Big Deals

Written By: My Evil Ex

Come and take a walk with me
I'd like to see you smile
And if the rumour mill is true
Then you're the best thing to happen in quite awhile

You're the last of the big deals
You're the last of the free wheels
You're the last of the big deals
And if you love yourself too much babe, you know you'll go blind

There's a hearse inside the Showgrounds
Its leaning up against the wall
We'll take it down and spray the flowers black
From here all the way up to R&H Hall

You're the last of the big deals
You're the last of the free wheels
You're the last of the big deals
We all eat a peck of dirt before we die

Lets go down to Convent Fields
We'll go get drunk tonight
We'll take down all the Scarecrows
And dance right through the burning sky

You're the last of the big deals
You're the last of the free wheels
You're the last of the big deals
And if you love yourself too much babe,
And if you love yourself too much babe,
And if you love yourself too much babe,
You know that you'll go blind

Leaving Man

Written By: My Evil Ex

When we met, my heart started stuttering
When we kissed, it almost skipped a beat
But then you turned your back on me in your sleep
So I went and grabbed me all that I can
Don’t you know what I am, who I am,
Is The Leaving Man

Well I’m glad you took an interest in me
Was it out of mercy, charity or pity?
What ever the reason, baby it just don’t bother me

So I went and grabbed me all that I can
Don’t you know what I am, who I am,
Is The Leaving Man

So I went and grabbed me all that I can
Don’t you know what I am, who I am,
Is The Leaving Man

I’m The Leaving Man

25 to Life

Written By: My Evil Ex

They’ve torn the throat out of this city
Gone are Sir Henry’s, Jack Plugg’s and The Liberty
They paved ‘em over with the poor man’s gold
Mediocrity…

Well, they brought in a law to stop you getting too-drunk in the pub
You can’t smoke inside and Jesus Christ help ya if your not home by 3 O’clock
I’ve heard soon they’re gonna ban any kind of fun

I feel like I’m inside doing twenty five to Life

And the girls are so cold who are living around these parts
They’ll show you what’s beneath their clothes, but not what’s in their hearts
And when they’ve done spending all you owe, they’ll leave you to the loan sharks

I’d be better off inside doing twenty five to Life

They’ve torn the throat out of this city

Gone are all the things that meant anything to me

They paved ‘em over with the poor man’s gold

Mediocrity…

We’d be better off inside doing twenty five to Life

We’d be better off inside doing twenty five to Life