Zulu Winter’s debut ‘Language’ is released this week. Formed only last year, the band are set for great things…
Camp Basement may possibly be the hottest venue on earth tonight and it shows no signs to cooling down for the arrival of Zulu Winter. In fact it’s about to get a whole lot hotter. For a band who have only ever played a few shows before, supporting Clock Opera and Double Denim label buddies Outfit, judging from the dingy rammed room, tonight proves how the ‘hype’ messenger can spread like a rash,
And boy do the Londoners prove their worth at their first EVER headline show. Everyone here has the right idea. ‘Quick, we better go and see Zulu Winter before they get big and everyone starts referring to them as ‘their’ band.’ Great plan!
ZW are brilliant, bold and fearless, they play a future-defining set, soon causing The Basement to get caught up in their captivating blend of, well everything. This group don’t have a specific genre as such, it’s kind of an alternative-tribal-synthed-up funk fest, which is why they are stimulating people. They’ve only put two tracks online, which make up their debut single, launched this evening. ‘Never Leave’ and ‘Let’s Move Back to Front’, both get a play, along with a snippet of what’s to come including track, ‘Silver Tongue.’
The crammed stage is their own tonight (not just because it’s tiny) but because they perform as though they’re playing at a much bigger venue. Their warm, exotic projections decorate the stage and just add that final glaze to their sparkling set. Zulu Winter are making an entrance and are starting as they mean to go on; don’t think they’ll be leaving us very soon.