Track Of The Day: Ex Hex – ‘Tough Enough’

At a time when the world is making us feel pretty powerless, the new single from Ex Hex offers a much-needed kick up the arse. An anthemic, empowering call to arms, ‘Tough Enough’ will have you running to the dance-floor and vowing to get shit done.

Reminiscent of the Runaways and The Go-Go’s, ‘Tough Enough’ is all massive power chords and soaring harmonies that beg to be shouted along to. According to the band, it’s about “turning on your tough switch and forging ahead through whatever storms are happening around you.” It feels like a feminist theme tune.

Described as “the power trio for our generation”, Ex Hex have spent the last few years building their reputation. And with ‘Tough Enough’, they prove that they’re still a badass force to be reckoned with. I wanna be in their gang. Or at least get hold of their new album.

Ex Hex’s second album It’s Real is out on 22nd March on Merge Records.

Victoria Conway