A year after releasing LOLOISMO on The Audacious Art Experiment to rapturous applause, sunshine heroes Za! return to the grey isle to peel the lips back from your teeth once again.
Za! is a band from Barcelona composed by 2 people and more than 2 instruments (drums, guitar, keyboard, voice, trumpet, kalimba, sampler).
There is no set style: industrial meets dubstep, hip hop, clicks ‘n cuts electronic music, math-rock. Diversity is key, from the old-school hardcore clichés to Asian, Arabic or invented landscapes, sometimes sampling live guitar, sometimes passing the whole drumkit through the amplifiers.
“A duo flying by the seat of their pants as they play several instruments simultaneously, trigger samples and process sounds in real time” – The Wire
“Imagine a world where Van Halen, Les Harrys, the odd Muppet (let’s say Beaker) and Pat Butcher all go round to Bernie Worrell’s and get hammered” – The Quietus
“Never once have they been shit live” – John 4:20
Support on the night comes from acclaimed UK experimental duo Trans/Human. Employing noise making devices including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience.