Welcome to our brand new Z&P blog!
Welcome to our brand new Z&P blog!
Hi and Welcome to our little ol' Blog space on our new website! It'll be here that you'll find out all the latest news and happenings in the world of Z&P. Still under construction but thankfully free from the kind of background graphics and ads that make each page load and run soooooo sluggish (Myspace take note!), This new website will soon include a page of our music with samples and exclusive downloads (Also links to purchase mp3's via Itunes and CD's/Merch etc from our own store), A picture gallery/media/video section and a page for all our forthcoming live shows/appearences etc, So keep your eyes and ears peeled for those!
At the end of Summer 2010 we started writing and recording our forthcoming debut album 'Somewhere in the City', A collection of songs that blend sweet acoustic guitars, Harmony laden hooks and laid back Americana to 14 original tracks with varying themes including an ode to an inanimate wooden indian chief to a 'Beach Boys' obsessed groupie! Yes, Varied indeed! Cd version is a six panel digipack featuring some incredible artwork by Charlotte Little who has really gone to town on this one! Thanks Shirls! Thanks also must go to our bassist/photographer Pete Hurley who taken some incredible promo pics of us!
Anyways recording sunny laid-back music had proved fairly difficult during the harsh icy winter we've just endured in the UK and it's taken us a tad longer to complete the album than first expected, But with the addition of Cardiff's own incredible producer/engineer Llion Robertson on board for mixing at the final stage we've finally got there! Now with(hopefully sunny) spring in the air we'll release it in all it's glory on 02/05/11 (just one month away at the time of writing this) Our dreaded 1st album phobia is finally over! (our previous EP releases were all gleaned from full albums we recorded but decided not to release at last minute,So it's a big relief to finally commit!)
At the moment we're in the process of promoting the new album to radio stations etc and rehearsing the new material ready to take them out on the road for the summer, And subsequently our release date will coincide with a promo live acoustic show/interview for BBC Radio Wales on the 'Alan Thompson show' on the evening of 02/05/11, so listen out for that and please by all means feel free to contact the station and put a request in to hear some Z&P! Any support is greatly appreciated and thanks to all that have already!
We're also extremely pleased to be playing a 3-piece (with our new fantastic guitarist/singer Dave Sivell) acoustic support slot for one of our favourite acts 'The High Llamas' (If you haven't heard these guys, You MUST check out their Beach Boys-esque, Tiki grooves! Find them at http://www.highllamas.com/ ) on the 22/05/11 at 'The Globe Theatre" in Cardiff, With further support from Wales's own awesome 'Spencer McGarry Season' this looks to be an unmissable night of music and is certain to sell-out quickly so get your tickets while still available from 'Globe tickets' at http://www.theglobecardiff.co.uk/theglobe/index.php?event_id=118
Also with an exclusive live video made by those great people at 'The Miniature Music Press' on the way, Things are looking up for Z&P! Thanks for dropping by and please keep checking in on us!
Catch ya later!,
Paul Zervas + Kathryn Pepper