Their 2021 album ‘Megabear’ was perhaps the most ambitious project realised and released last year; spanning 52 tracks in just 31 minutes, it took what should have been a playful pastime for a bored singer songwriter (‘write and record an album which can be played on shuffle as one complete piece of music’) and turned it into something truly masterful. Further to the conceptual basis of the shuffle-friendly composition, the brevity of the tracks isn’t accidental. Representing something of a protest against the royalties shared out by streaming services, Me Rex intentionally made the majority of tracks nudge their way over the 30-second cut off which Spotify use as a measure of whether a song play ‘deserves’ recompense for the artist. It was far and away the standout album of 2021 and we can’t help but feel a little frustrated that it never captured the attention it truly deserved.
This week sees the band, or at least frontman Myles McCabe, hit the road in support of Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties providing a rare opportunity to capture a more lo-fi stripped back version of their sound. The jaunt comes ahead of Me Rex’s ‘Plesiosaurus EP’ being unleashed on Friday 17th June with tracks such as ‘Jupiter Pluvius’ and ‘Toilet of Venus’ already offering a taste of the extended play.
Tickets for all dates are onsale now and we recommend that you secure yours soon to avoid missing out on a rare solo offering from one of the greatest bands you’ve (maybe) never heard.