28 May 2013

Z-STAR announce new EP 16 Tons

Z-STAR announce new EP 16 Tons

To hear Z-STAR is to feel alive. A truly sensorial band led by enigmatic front woman Zee Gachette. To see Z-STAR is to have your mind blown and taken to another cosmic dimension. Pow!

This band rock with so much raw funk, sexualized soul and blues rock passion that it’s basically impossible to be unmoved. On this 16 Tons EP, they demonstrate a heavenly sonar-scape of dynamic intensity and bass heavy riffs led by a spiritually possessed androgynous powerhouse in the form of Ms Zee Gachette. Like Ziggy Stardust, Hendrix, Tina Turner, James Brown, Otis Redding, Lenny Kravitz and more recent hints of Beth from Gossip and Alabama Shakes, through to Weller and The Clash. This music transcends the decades and sits perfectly into the category of ‘great music’.

Rock royalty, Jimmy Page and Roger Daltrey, both offered their seal of approval having caught the band in their infancy a couple of years ago and whilst having tasted several bouts of success in her electro soul band SLOWTRAINSOUL and as a respected international solo artist with more than 2.5 million sales, festival stages around the world, an array of sync TV and Film features and brand fans in the form of Diesel, Replay, Armani and Boss – Z-STAR is a serious band on the move.

A self-confessed workaholic Zee manages to run her own label and has manifested some inspiring collaborations with artists ranging from international beatboxer Shlomo, 60s rock legends Arthur Brown via Eric Clapton, Sinead O’Connor, Meshell N’Degeocello, Keziah Jones, Max Sedgley, Nigel Kennedy, Arthur Brown, Omar, Matthew Herbert, and the late greats Terry Callier and Richie Havens.

This year sees Z-STAR already booked for a host of live spots and European festivals in the summer along with the release of 16 Tons EP which harks back to a golden age of ‘real music’. The EP tracks are all live band one take tape recordings, captured at the wonderful Cowshed Studios in North London, produced by Zee.

Where Led Zepellin told the world they had ‘A Whole Lotta Love’ Z-STAR have managed to quantify theirs on this EP, as Zee soulfully screams to every welcoming listener ‘I Got 16 Tons of Love’. Sounds like she means it too!

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Upcoming Dates

Headline @ DINGWALLS, Camden                         31st MAY

Headiine @ LE PETIT BAIN, Paris                      19th MAY

TRIDAYS FESTIVAL, Austria                            21st and 22nd JUNE

RECONTRES & RACINES Festival, Audincourt             23rd JUNE

LES ARTS BORESCENCES Festival, Mayenne               30th JUNE

BLUES PASSION Festlval, Cognac                       5th JULY

PATRIMONIO Festival, Corsica                         24th JULY

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Cambridgeshire                  25th JULY

FESTIVAL DE BLUES, Robion                            8th AUGUST

LE CHAINON MANQUANT, Laval                           21st SEPTEMBER

MUSIK’ELLES FESTIVAL, Paris                          22nd SEPTEMBER

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