Hot Zex

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Hot Zex
Origin Novosibirsk, Russia
Genres shoegazing, noise pop, dream pop
Years active 1991–present
Labels Chelsea Girl Records, Northern Star Records, MPLS LTD, Alley P.M., AERO CCCP, hotzex
Members Vladimir Komarov
Konstantin Nikonov
Past members Anton Zenkov
Vlaimir Shibanov
Denis Grishkin
Alex Kelman
Vsevlod Kvicinsky (RIP)
Mikhail Grinin
Alex Bogdan

Hot Zex is a shoegaze band from Novosibirsk, Russia. Their first recordings are from 1995 and they are still actively creating music. The band consists of Vladimir Komarov on vocals and guitar, Anton Zenkov on bass and Konstantin Nikonov on drums. Komarov is the leader and songwriter of Hot Zex. They have released three full-length albums and their songs are featured on numerous compilations. Komarov and Nikonov are also well known as a full-time members of famous Russian electro-rock band Punk TV.

Hot Zex never broke up officially. Komarov and Nikonov are rumored to have put the project on hiatus, with a collection of rare and unissued recordings in the pipeline.




  • 2006 — Hot Zex «Cold Sunday Rain» / Dayplanener «Sunshine» (Split single, MPLS LTD, USA)
  • 2009 — MPLS LTD V/A (East Side track 2: Hot Zex «Made of Dirt»)


  • 2001 — Seven Winters (CD, G.A.C., Japan)
  • 2004 — Pop Renaissance (CD, Excellent Records, Japan)
  • 2007 — Avant 2007 (CD, Avant Recordings, Russia)
  • 2007 — Alley PM V2.0 (CD, Alley P.M., Russia)
  • 2008 — Future Sound of Russia (CD, AeroCCCP Recordings, USA)
  • 2009 — Future Sound of Russia 2 (CD, AeroCCCP Recordings, USA)

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