February 05, 2009

zZz: Running with the Beast

Holland's coolest band right now? zZz are serious contenders with their synth dance rock invoking New Order in a happy mood. The second full length Running with the Beast by the Amsterdam duo proves that you can create infectious grooves with only drums and organ (and lots of electic gizmos an some programming). It's a rumbling record that will turn a dull party into a memorable experience, a sonic drug that explodes between your ears. It's that good.

YouTube banned the video for the title track, getting the band some well deserved free publicity, but with tracks like Grip, Loverboy (with a cheesy organ and falsetto) and Spoil The Party (think Echo and the Bunnymen sans guitars) Running with the Beast will be a tough album to top with their next release.

Daan Schinke: organ
Björn Ottenheim: drums & vocals

zZz: Running with the Beast

Running with the Beast is released on Excelsior Recordings in the Benelux. Worldwide release on Anti-.

  1. Lover
  2. Grip
  3. Spoil The Party
  4. Sign of Love
  5. Majeur
  6. Running With The Beast
  7. Amanda
  8. Loverboy
  9. The Movies
  10. Angel
  11. Islands

Live dates:
  • 02/05 Ekko, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 02/06 Suite 023, Dortmund, Germany
  • 02/07 Forum, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 02/11 Loppen, Kopenhagen, Denmark
  • 02/12 Revolver, Oslo, Norway
  • 02/13 Pusterviksbaren, Goteborg, Sweden
  • 02/14 Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 02/15 Mejerit, Lund, Sweden
  • 02/18 Trix, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • 02/19 Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium

» soundofzzz.nl
» myspace.com/zzz

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