Zodiacs

Zodiacs

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Zodiacs stands out as one of the definitive bands of the Spanish rock scene. Their unique, hard powerpop sound hovers in influences from Detroit's MC5 to The Who; from Real Kids to the Black Lips. Spanish lyrics, Zodiacs appeals to the growing world-wide demand for Spanish-language rock.

Biography

Founded in 1999, Zodiacs recorded 2 LPs before signing with Dro Atlantic / Warner Music in 2006. Their first record with Dro Atlantic, “Zodiacs” received 4 stars in Rolling Stone magazine. In 2007, the MTV Europe Awards nominated the group for Best Emerging European Artist. In 2009 they released the LP “3,2,1” to rave reviews, with the song “Con Poco Me Lo Monto” being picked up by soft drink powerhouse Fanta for their summer television ad campaigns. They are currently touring extensively with heavy radio play, frequent interviews, and music videos consistently airing on MTV and other music shows.

According to Ignacio, their music can be described as "as a blend of The Who and The Real Kids with definite Spanish powerpop influences from groups like Pistones." Zodiacs stand apart as they sing exclusively in Spanish. Listeners may recognize a touch of Detroit rock legends MC5 or Swedish rockers Soundtrack Of Our Lives in the clean though raunchy guitar work; however, Zodiacs catchy powerpop vocals offer great cross over potential for any audience.

Their high energy live concerts are renowned throughout Spain. After 9 years of touring (over 300 concerts) the band has perfected it's live act, never failing to rev up a crowd. It is this reputation that has allowed them to open up for international bands such as Jet, The Mooney Suzuki, and The Cynics.

With such cross-over potential and catchy Spanish-language tunes, Zodiacs is positioned to be one of the first major Spanish language rock bands to excel in the American market.

Discography

ALBUMS
Pinball Rock, 2001, Animal Records.
Golpe De Calor, 2004, Animal Records.
Zodiacs, 2006, Dro Atlantic
3, 2, 1, 2009, Dro Atlantic
CURRENT SONGS RECEIVING HEAVY AIR PLAY IN SPAIN:
"Chica Normal" (selected by MTV, best new emerging artist in Europe).
"Con Poco Me Lo Monto" (currently being used by Fanta softdrinks in their large television campaign).
TELEVISION PLAY
-MTV (frequently)
-SOL MUSIC (Another channel like MTV in Spain)
-40tv (Another channel like MTV in Spain)
NEWS MEDIA COVERAGE
-Spanish National Television (TVE)
-ETB (Basque Country Television)

Set List

TYPICAL SET LIST - 2009
1) Pinball Rock
2) No vuelvas mas
3) Sin mirar atras
4) fuego en el aire (the best song to have sex to)
5) Roky Erickson
6) Chica Normal
7) Fuera de control
8) Llegan las chicas
9) El Saturno
10) Carretera al norte
11) Pequena idiota
12) nada sabe igual
SET LENGTH
45min-60min
COVER SONGS:
***Just like Blondie, Zodiacs does an amazing cover of "Hanging On The Telephone" by the Nerves - however, their cover is truly unique as all the words have been translated to Spanish. They also do a killer cover of the garage rock Texan psychoelic classic, "You're Gonna Miss Me" by The 13th Floor Elevators.