The Bunker presents ZEA at subTonic
The Bunker presents ZEA at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 9p-3a
ZEA is a band. They have mucho synth gear, drum machines, and a guitar. They sing! They are perfect pop with a sinister edge. A little folk. A little electro. A little something very different from indie rock and very very good. We love ZEA and are glad they got invited to CMJ so they could play with us at The Bunker! Expect the unexpected! Two boys transforming their wide variety of influences (such as hiphop, techno, noise and pop) into their very own style. Starting five years ago with a line-up of drums, two guitars, bass guitar, sampler and analogue synthesisers, they now are a two-some, using the same instruments challenging the traditional pop-patterns. They re-arrange and mix their influences until the fragments fall into an exciting new form of song. Energy, surprise, excitement and some nice moments of tranquillity are fed by playful inspiration. Zea's new album "Today I forgot to complain" was released in Europe on April 28 2003, in the UK on May 12 to great reviews. Their debut cd "Kowtow to an idiot" (2000 Transformed Dreams) was "CD Of The Week" on Dutch nation-wide alternative Radio station VPRO. In the "Moordlijst" (Dutch alternative top 20) the CD went up to number four and stayed in the Top 20 for 10 weeks. John Peel played tracks of both albums and the vinyl singles on BBC Radio 1 and on BBC Worldservice. They played a live session for Belgian radio station "Studio Brussel" and four live sessions for Dutch national Radio Station VPRO.