"Hey kid…kid with the red hair, hey you…how old are you?"
It's NOFX' Fat Mike asking a little kid with bracelets about his age at the Dutch Lowlands Festival in 2010 using him for his rude remarks for the rest of the show.
Well …little did Fat Mike know that this kid is one of the best upcoming bass players in The Netherlands. And little did he know that this kid was going to support him 2 years later at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.
With Olivier taking over the drums from Smelly at a later show and Fat Mike not even noticing it. Revenge is a dish best served cold**.
Together with band mates Sam (guitar and vocals) and Rogier (vocals and guitar) they are FEXET. Average age? 17 years old. Yes it's true, but good God, playing with so much panache and skills, it makes you wonder what planet they come from.
Bill Stevenson,(Descendants/All, Only Crime and Black Flag) noticed the band, happily sat down behind the mixing desk and couldn't believe that these guys, with that age, where playing like that.
FEXET's upcoming debut album is called ‘Fexet presents The Airport Guys' and the title refers to the band meeting NOFX at Amsterdam Airport.
The result is a support slot on the NOFX show at the Melkweg, in Amsterdam the next day. From that moment on NOFX' crew calls the band the “Airport Guys”
FEXET's debut album is produced by René van der Zee, singer and guitarist of veteran Dutch punk rock outfit Cooper.***
‘Before we started recording the album, we worked months with René on crafting the songs we wanted to record, fine-tuning every riff and tune.', says Olivier. Resulting in 30 minutes of sharp explosive material, fully packed with melodies and hooks.
Being musicians with a solid musical education, the guys know exactly what they're doing and how they want it.
And so news travels fast….Kung Fu's Joe Escalante's superior hearing noticed the band and immediately offers FEXET a contract.
Resulting in a world-wide release in October 2014 on Kung Fu Records.