Flower of Zeus

Flower of Zeus

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"London's answer to Beastie Boys. But HEAVIER."

Biography

Flower of Zeus are a two-piece band from NW London, UK.

We release our music on our label Exuberant Youth records. So far we have released a beautiful 10" gate-fold vinyl designed by our friends and it looks AMAZING. Panos and Tess at Sonicbids were thrilled to get a copy at the members dinner in London May 2010!! ;o)We're recording our album over the next month or so ready for promotion in October 2010. Check out reviews of our EP in the media section.

We've played some really exciting gigs around the UK and Europe in the past 8 months and intend to promote ourselves in the US in 2010/11. Past gigs for the Gregg and Prit include tours with The Pigeon Detectives, Mr Hudson, 30 Seconds to Mars, Acoustic Ladyland...amongst many others. In May 2010 Flower of Zeus were picked as the spotlight artist for Sonicbids and CMJ and have been played extensively on BBC Radio after being picked up by Stuart Maconie and Tom Robinson.

We are keen to play festivals and shows in the UK, the US and the rest of the world and are happy to play for little or no money to do this..not that we're desperate..we just want to play, have fun and show people what we do..!!
We put on a really entertaining live show - many people have commented on how impressive the sound is that the two of us make especially the outlandish drummer, Gregg. Prit is a sick guitarist too.

Our influences include Prince, Beastie Boys, White Stripes, Faith No More, Bon Jovi.

Our image is an important part of what Flower of Zeus is about. Live we always strive to look and play in different ways and enjoy making interesting videos - look at our YouTube for more footage.

Cheers

Gregg and Prit! x

Lyrics

Diamond Rings EP

Written By: Flower Of Zeus

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Diamond rings
Billy had always been an exuberant youth. It's true that he had broken his mother's heart on too many occasions, but her love never abandons him and his reckless ways. In and out of correctional facilities, the eyeball of the law is placed firmly on him at all times of the day and night. Popular none the less, overburdened with charisma, he has always had trouble following him, trying to delete one of his 9 cat's lives. Some say he is charmed. Tonight we find Billy tearing up the street in his Transam where a bar in the Midwest plays host to him this evening.
Diamond rings and guitar stings, I'm gonna bounce like a playa
Bless my soul baby's outta control, I see her jiggling to Slayer
And the boys get jealous
'cos I do alright
If I am walking with a girl, often ends in a street fight…
123 baby look at me I'm a king I'm on top of the world
And when I step into the ring I don't feel anything
And my pocket watch is pure gold.
456 always kicking the licks!
7 days a week, we all up in the mix…
8 we're on fire, 9's a little higher and 10 it goes something like this -
10 goes a little something like!…
Frank is dead inside. He lost himself somewhere in a foreign land fighting for his country in a war that should never have taken place. A shattered remnant of a man he used to be, his whiskeys taste sourer by the hour as do his emotions. An increasingly nervous bar manager reluctantly pours another…
{Flashback}
Wake up, wake up, demise!
I see the blood red skies
I saw the fire that burns!
Flesh piercing turn by turn
To whom do I confess?
My scattered thoughts undress and fill this bowl of vile…
From where thy once did smile!
From where thy once did smile!!!
Now I walk these streets of ruin
I walk these streets of ruin
I walk these streets of ruin
I walk these streets of ruin!
As said before, trouble follows Billy everywhere, and tonight is no different. It seems all of the enthusiasm that follows this young man is going down like a cup of warm sick with some of the local boys. They don't take too kindly to their small town chicks flirting in the wrong direction…
When I'm playing for the jackpot honey, yeah I'm in it to win it..
That's my car on the corner; sure I can take you for a spin in it -
I got some torque on this baby
And a mile wide smile -
When I'm coming down the street I'll be driving like a missile!
123 baby look at me I'm a king I'm on top of the world
And when I step into the ring I don't feel anything
And my pocket watch is pure gold.
456 always kicking the licks!
7 days a week, we all up in the mix…
8 we're on fire, 9's a little higher and 10 it goes something like this -
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!
10 goes a little something like this!!!
And so starts the end of another night filled typically with tyre smoke, switchblades and the inevitable blue lights of the law…
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Glad I'm dead
ACT 1 – "A saucepan comes to the boil"
Centre stage - Friends of the victim.
Enter stage left: Victim/Protagonist. He's not feeling too well. Problem: Love
Victim:
Dial 999 for the operator
I don't feel so good so I'll see you later
Just put me in the ambulance and take me around the block
There's a sound in my head like a ticking clock
So put me in the ambulance and take me round the block
Tell my mum and dad I'm gonna miss them a lot
I was fine before I met you bitch, thanks a lot!
Enter stage right: cherub, an unsavoury character but good at his job. (The device for moral delivery in this story)
Cherub: (Delivered in a sanctimonious tone)
Better think about what you did girl, 'cos you know that it was wrong.
You took him way down to china town, he'd be crying all night long,
First you broke his spirit then you broke his will,
Put him in a box, threw away the key, then you kicked him down the hill…
Enter stage right: Ambulance crew yielding cardiac shock equipment.
Victim: (Spoken loudly and quite earnestly with BV's from paramedic's)
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
Glad I'm dead!, Glad I'm dead!
ACT 2 – "A camels back…"
A race to the hospital ensues. Blue lights flash and alarms bells ring…
Victim:
I ain't got 9 lives, I ain't coming back!
Now my only best friend is this heart attack (cue cardiac shock no.1)
You just talking all the time ain't summing up nothing
It just went blah, blah, blah and it never meant anything! (cue ambulance over speed bumps)
So put me in the ambulance and take me round the block
Tell my mum and dad I'm gonna

Discography

Diamond Rings EP
Debut Album Oct 2010

Set List

Sets can be from 20mins to an hour...or beyond.

Glad I'm Dead
Motorcycle
Awake The Lion
Yoga/Palates
Turn You On
Never Seen A Gun Before
Diamond Rings
Pig Styyyy