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Melbourne, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Melbourne, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Secrets of Synth: ‘Snake’ by The Euro Theatre"

Secrets of Synth: ‘Snake’ by The Euro Theatre

By Jack
Synthwave is a nostalgic, largely instrumental genre of electronic music. We provided a three-part guide to synthwave here. In a new weekly series, we look at songs that have defined the genre and interview the creators behind them.

The Euro Theatre is the musical side-project of George Zois. Away from his full time role in band King George, Zois uses The Euro Theatre to explore synth music. His song ‘Snake’ showcases the strength of his sound.

Part spy movie, part Space Age thriller, with a touch of Carpenter in too, ‘Snake’ demonstrates Zois’ idiosyncratic style. A catchy synth melody, full of intrigue, rubs against funky synthetic bass and rumbling drums. It’s a terrific track, and we spoke to TET about how the song came to be.

1. How did you get into synth music?

“Well…It’s a story about a rock ‘n’ roller and a drummer with a broken finger…

I am actually in the Australian band King George (an Independent Music Award nominated band from Melbourne Australia with 2 albums) and have been writing/performing in the rock genre for many years but have always been a massive fan of electronic music (Depeche Mode/M83/TimeCop1983/FM84/Prince/The Presets etc).

So before Christmas 2015 the drummer from King George Michael Makris broke his finger (playing Aussie rules indoor football)… that meant I had a couple of months to do my own thing.. So I thought I’d grab the synth and finally get to fulfil my dream of writing an electronic tune and maybe release a song (I released my debut single Perfecto in Feb 2016).

BUT the songs just kept on coming and I have gone from releasing 1 single to 10, an Australian tour, featured on the New Retro Wave mixtape and NRW Facebook page, and now I have my debut album out called ‘Disco Misco’. It’s a little tough managing both projects but I absolutely love it.

So what do I have to say after all this? Michael…I love you man but thanks for breaking your finger….”

2. How did you come to write ‘Snake’?

“Earlier this year I had a chance to watch both Escape films again. When I was working on the song I had more of an outer space Sci Fi feeling in mind (Star Trek /Star Wars etc) but all I could picture in my head was the character (Snake) and everything just fell in place very quickly. There is a SciFi tribute on the album but now it’s a different song.”

3.Did you use analogue and digital equipment on this? It sounds like a mix of old and new

“It’s more of a mix. Being a songwriter in a rock band I have limited experience with Synth equipment so I start to write a lot of my songs on guitar and acoustic and then jump on the Synth. I also build some tracks off beats and samples. I do feel a little uncomfortable when talking to other Synthwave artists as I am little out of my league with all the technical jargon.”

“Hopefully I get better at it moving forward - Hey Nineteen (UK)

"The Best Synthwave of 2017"

A wonderful combination of old and new, Disco Misco is one of the most satisfying debuts of the year. The standout is still ‘Snake’, a cinematic track so laced with intrigue it really ought to be scoring a Cold War thriller. Disco proves a sufficiently diverse ride, sometimes funky but other times moody: see the filmic ‘Montana’ and the title track, dedicated to studio 54. - Hey Nineteen (UK(


Perfecto - Single released February 10 2016

Magnetic  - Single released March 2 2016

Forever - Single released April 2016

Believe - Single released April 2016

Disco Misco - Single released June 2016

Promises - Single released July 2016

Tribute - Single released January 2017

I'm A Believer - Single released January 2017

Retro - Single released March 2017

She Wants To Dance - Single released April 2017

Snake - Single released July 2017

Escape - Single released July 2017

DISCO MISCO  - Album released October 2017

Interdeceptor - single release 2018

Corey - single release April 2018

Youth Club - Single release May 2018

Electric Heart Single release August 2018

Arlette - Single release October 2018

Pescadero - Single release November 2018

Bad  - Single release January 2019

Synthlvon - Single release February 2019

Loco - Single release April 2019

Wanted - Single release March 2019

Collapsar - Single release November 2019



The Euro Theatre is an amalgamation of synths, disco, beats, style and nostalgia. With an electric live show and releases touching on influences ranging from synthwave, new wave, 80’s pop, outrun, retro wave, and dark wave, the man behind this electro madness George Zois (aka IMA nominated artist King George in another rock dimension) loves to write songs with a touch of nostalgia.

Zois debuted the project in early 2016 spawning the popular singles ‘Perfecto’, ‘Tribute', ‘Promises’ (featured on We Rule Nation Channel) and ‘Retro' which was featured on New Retro Waves' April 2017 Miami Cruising Mixtape and an Australian east coast tour. The single ‘Snake’ (July 2017) was featured by New Retro Wave and by UK magazine Hey Nineteen who wrote ‘Part spy movie, part Space Age thriller, with a touch of Carpenter in too, ‘Snake’ demonstrates Zois’ idiosyncratic style. A catchy synth melody, full of intrigue, rubs against funky synthetic bass and rumbling drums. It’s a terrific track.’   

In October 2017 The Euro Theatre released his debut album ‘Disco Misco’ celebrating the launch by headlining Australias’ biggest Synthwave even Laser Highway in Melbourne. It was the second time The Euro Theatre has headlined this event. 

2018 was a massive year in the studio with the release of 5 new singles so far, 'Interdeceptor, Corey, Youth Club, Electric Heart and Arlette'. 'Youth Club' was also featured on New Retro Waves' We Rule Nation channel in June 2018. 

2019 saw George return to the stage as The Euro Theatre toured Japan in 2019 playing live shows in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. 2019 also brought the relase of 4 new singles Bad, Synthvlon, Loco, Wanted and Collaspar.

Since the first release in 2016 The Euro Theatre has developed a global following via Facebook, something Zois is very proud of considering the size of the Synthwave genre. Zois says 'Facebook has been the main online medium that allows me to connect and interact with my fans, from Melbourne to Berlin, Athens, London, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo it's so cool to have that global reach.

The debut album 'Disco Misco' and new singles are now available on iTunes and all good digital stores worldwide.

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