Bex is a young singer, songwriter, and bassist, who has recently emerged into the scene with a Punk Rock anthem entitled “Tiptoe”. Her single, released last May, captured attention with its powerful feminist message delivered in angry rebellious lyrics, and electrifying music, as the young talent left her fans and numerous social media followers thirsty for more.

We had the chance to chat with Bex and ask her about her music while getting to know her. Enjoy this interview with Bex!

Hello, Bex. It’s really wonderful to chat with you. How are you doing today?
I’m great thank you, how are you ?
I’m great as well! You have released your debut single “Tiptoe” lately. How are you feeling about the reaction it received from your fans so far?
I am so happy with how everything has played out so far, I can’t wait to release more tunes!
That’a great to hear. You’re only 19 and you’ve already established yourself on social media and released your debut. What is next on your plan to take over the world?
To continue releasing fat riffs until everywhere you turn I am there. There will be no escape from BEX!
In order to get to know you better, and to have some fun, also because I’m a nerd, how about we play a nerdy game? I will set up some alternative universes and give you a scenario and a question about it. Are you ready?
In a universe where you find yourself the queen of a kingdom, what would be the first legislation you’d make?
Everyone has to have red hair, haha!
Wow that’s a new one! In a universe where you can choose a superpower to possess, would you rather have the ability to teleport from one place to another, or the ability to read minds?
I would love to teleport, I hate travelling. I really struggle sitting still for any period of time. There have been many occasions where I wish I could just teleport to bed. Or if I ever forgot something I could just teleport home and grab it! I wouldn’t want to read minds… most of the time you can tell what people are thinking and other times I don’t think I would want to know what they are thinking.
Good points. In a universe where you’re the statue of liberty, what object would you be holding instead of a torch?
I feel it’s expected of me to answer with my bass but it would most likely be a burger or bowl of pasta – some type of food!
Hahahaha! How rich would you be considered in a universe where you pay for things you purchase by telling jokes?
I would have zero money… I am so bad with jokes, I never tell jokes and if I’m being honest, I sometimes don’t understand them!
In a universe where the sense of taste and sense of hearing got somehow mixed up in the human body, what food would you imagine your music would taste like?
Ooo that’s a fun question. MARMITE, just for the typical you either love it or you’re really going to hate it. I can’t imagine there is any middle ground.
In a universe where a zombie apocalypse happened, would you most likely be hiding in a safe house, outside fighting the zombies, or already turned into a zombie?
In my head I am a Zombie slayer. Realistically I’d be hiding, but if a zombie found me I would just accept my fate at that point in time.
Thank you for playing along, Bex! Hope you enjoyed this! You are in a scene that has a rich and diverse history. What punk bands have inspired you to first love the genre and then start creating music in it?
I’m going to start with the Sex Pistols – I love the whole movement that went with it and I adore Vivienne Westwood. Followed by the White Stripes, particularly their sound along with Black Flag and Rancid. There are so many bands I love that have inspired my sound but they aren’t necessarily all punk. I love the chaos of the punk movement. It’s powerful, not always right but there was just so much power.
Have you ever faced any kind of sexism in your professional or personal life? How would you deal with sexist behaviour and what advice would you give young people around the world who face any kind of discrimination?
Yep, that’s actually what ‘Tiptoe’ is written about. Unfortunately, any minority has most likely experienced discrimination on multiple occasions and it’s become something we have had to live with. We shouldn’t have to live with it. I don’t know how to advise people because I am young and still figuring it out myself. I know at the moment I can be confused, angry, mainly confused on how to answer because none of us want to put ourselves in danger. I find whenever it has happened to me I am scared to stand up for myself and then when I do – it never ends well. This is why I am using my music to try and make a difference.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’m sure your music will also help others and give them strength. Thank you for the interview, Bex. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for having me, it’s been fun. STREAM TIPTOE!

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Mirk Wood

I love good music and write about it sometimes.