'Bygones' solo EP rec. 2007, featuring Adam Betts (also of Three Trapped Tigers) on drums. Released 2011 on Blood and Biscuits.
Written and home-recorded before any Three Trapped Tigers EPs, 'Bygones' offers a window into some prototypical work. Although more proggy, mercurial, guitar-led (no pianos) and heavy on sample-based textures, it has some familiar Tigers elements in the guitar, drums, lead and bass synths. Ben Trigg also features on cello on the track 'Cracks'.
The Line Of Best Fit 'Song Of The Day'
"remarkably fully formed ... at once delicate and furious"
Clash 'Track Of The Day'
"thrilling mixture of abrasive sounds and something rather more ethereal"
This Is Fake DIY 'Tracks Of The Week'
"Delicate during some moments, and deliciously erratic and volatile during others ... both unsettling and exciting. It's a much darker prospect than the gleeful twists and turns of his full band's output, yet Evil Ex offers the same exhilarating irregularity that has served Calvert well thus far."