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Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
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"E.P. Review"

With their first EP, Zealots have collated five intoxicating haunting electro-rock numbers. It's the first and last tracks that shine the brightest. 'Contrition' quickly builds up with and ensnaring hook that refuses to be forgotten. And 'Chalk Outlines' takes creepy to all-new levels. Ruth Kennington's breathless, soaring vocals are chilling here, with an occasional tinge of Karen-O style anguish. Yet despite everything, it manages to never become to bleak or desolate. Strength and vulnerability sit side-by-side, as is evidenced by the screeching ode to assurance and survival, 'The Glitch'. Each song creeps underneath the skin and clings there, resonating for days on end. LOUISE MC HENRY - AU Magazine (issue62)


E.P. Flowers For My Broken Head



2010 is shaping up to be a great year for ZEALOTS. Hot on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed debut E.P “Flowers for My Broken Head” in October of 2009, the band were awarded the coveted title of “Phantom FM’s Next Big Thing”. They are currently hard at work on their debut album which will arrive squinting into the daylight towards the end of this year.

ZEALOTS sound has been compared to Depeche mode, Interpol, Stereo Lab and Wire although it is difficult to pinpoint a direct influence. Theirs is an undeniably unique concoction, capturing both vulnerability and bombastic grace in a vice like grip. Ruth Kennington's angelic vocals drape over soundscapes that can shift from expansively liberating to claustrophobically paranoid.

ZEALOTS have had rapturous responses from the growing crowds at home and away and are steadily building a loyal fan base. The gigs are intense, energetic, vibrant and above all else loud as hell.