Earlier this week, we mentioned that former Joanna Gruesome vocalist Alanna McArdle and guitarist/vocalist Owen Williams have a new band Ex-Vöid, who are about to make their live debut in London this Friday (5/4) and then tour the UK with Waxahatchee in June. Today, Ex-Vöid have released their first song.

It's called "Boyfriend" and it's one of three songs that will be on the band's debut EP, due out next week (5/11) via Don Giovanni Records (which used to be home to Waxahatchee). The song is pretty similar to the music Alanna and Owen used to make together in Joanna Gruesome: part punk, part indie pop, and with nice vocal harmonies and a lot of charisma. Listen below.

Here's what Alanna and Owen told The FADER about the formation of their new band:

Williams: "After we went our separate ways following Lan leaving Joanna Gruesome, I had mainly been spending time generating revenue in The Snivellers (a wretched and pathetic group I currently play in) while Lan was carving out a living selling astrological speculations to various lifestyle magazines. We then happened to start attending the same contemporary dance class, and we started talking about making music together again."

McArdle: "Owen and I already had some songs written separately we wanted to use. We then started coming up with power pop tunes in the breaks in-between dance sessions and luckily, there happened to be three other musicians who were also attending the class. So we recruited them for the band and named it "Ex-Vöid". The name influenced partly by The Raincoats song 'The Void,' Black Sabbath's 'Into The Void,' and the punk band Void.


Ex-Vöid – 2018 Tour Dates
May 04 The Lexington London, United Kingdom (w/ Tigercats)
JUN 11 Oval Space Monday, 7:00PM London, United Kingdom (w/ Waxahatchee)
JUN 12 Brudenell Social Club Tuesday, 7:00PM Leeds, United Kingdom (w/ Waxahatchee)
JUN 13 Band On The Wall Wednesday, 7:00PM Manchester, United Kingdom (w/ Waxahatchee)
JUN 14 The Fleece Thursday, 7:00PM Bristol, United Kingdom (w/ Waxahatchee)
JUN 15 Hare and Hounds Friday, 7:00PM Birmingham, United Kingdom (w/ Waxahatchee)
JUN 16 The Haunt Saturday, 7:00PM Brighton, United Kingdom (w/ Waxahatchee)

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