London newcomers, Zulu Winter, arrive here in April to show why they are the name on everyone’s lips.
The five firm friends have produced a euphoric debut worthy of their newly coined moniker ‘the most exciting guitar band in Britain’. Titled “Language”, the album’s powerful guitar and soaring vocals has led them to be hotly tipped by NME, The Fly and Q Magazine as the band of 2012.
Earlier this year Zulu Winter cracked the UK and European touring circuit with Foster The People while also scoring a bunch of prestigious summer festivals. Soon to embark on a string of shows at the biggest industry festival in the world, South By South West, Zulu Winter will be well and truly ready to impress Australian audiences when they arrive.
"On the early evidence this seems like a band that’s clearly able to not only write tunes that are instantly engaging, but that are ready as singles… After this first few months of hype is over we predict that this band will go on to be the success that 2012 doesn’t yet know it’s waiting for."
Sharing management with The Cribs, Crystal Castles & The Vaccines the band is in good company. North America is also taking note, with a deal in place at the credible Arts & Crafts label, home to Feist, Broken Social Scene & Phoenix amongst others.
With “Language” scheduled for release this May, first single ‘We Should Be Swimming’ has already received widespread UK radio play from Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq & Huw Stephens along with XFM and in turn is breeding high anticipation for the album. It made waves online as well, scoring over 100,000 views within 36 hours of posting.
Zulu Winter’s live shows are fast becoming “must see” events and this April it’s Australia’s turn to witness England’s new guitar heroes. The band is excited to share the stage with special guests City Calm Down. These Melbourne electro punks have the critics and audiences alike claiming this four-piece as the real deal.
"If there can be (as there were at last count) four new Lily Allens, seven new Laura Marlings and eleventy-nine new Amys, surely there's room for two new indie bands with the potential to become the next Brixton Academy-filling, festival tent-headlining phenomenon? The feeling is that Zulu Winter could be the ones."
Zulu Winter’s debut album “Language” will be out in May. Digital only single ‘We Should Be Swimming’ is out this Tuesday, 28 February.
Pre-order Zulu Winter's debut album for only $10.99 with every tour ticket purchase.
ZULU WINTER AUSTRALIAN TOUR
with special guests
CITY CALM DOWN
On Sale Monday February 27th
MON 16 APR - NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Tickets from www.northcotesocialclub.com / 1300 724 867 / Corner Box Office
WED 18 APR - OXFORD ART FACTORY
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au / 1300 438 849
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