Zun Zun Egui

Zun Zun Egui

 Bristol, England, GBR
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From Mauritius, Japan and the UK comes the wildfire sound of Zun Zun Egui (Bella Union). Wild multi-lingual vocal incantations and splenetic, world-wise guitar licks mingle with zig-zag splashes of keyboard colour, while heavy, heavy bass and drums commit any foot with feeling to the dance.

Biography

From Bristol, UK, everywhere and nowhere comes the wildfire sound of Zun Zun Egui, blazing a trail through 2013.

Formed in the libertine and verdant undergrowth of Bristol's cultural side streets (members Kushal Gaya and Yoshino Shigihara first met at an improv session at notorious DIY cinema The Cube Microplex), Zun Zun Egui started out playing up and down the UK to hardcore and party crowds ready to be let loose by music.

They self-released a limited editon CD-R and then, on the back of a snowballing word-of-mouth live reputation, started to invited to play shows all over the world from festivals, squat cafes, hotel lobbies and vast art centres and other unlikely spaces. Meanwhile they recorded two white-hot slabs of 12” vinyl at their Bristol based studio lair for Blank Tapes. Always with a desire to connect, ZZE and Qu Junktions cooked up their own colourful club night called “How Come…” in Bristol and had tour mates like The Ex and Sun Araw pull up and play as well as Micachu And The Shapes, Krar Collective and AJ Holmes. Then Zun Zun Egui dreamt up their debut album proper, and it’s one to savour. Recorded in the Welsh wilds, 'Katang' was released on Bella Union, with singles in advance and a score of remixes from artists including Shangaan Electro, Sun Araw and Bass Clef.

This is a band with a penchant for rocking the outer reaches…live ZZE tune in and then explode, all angles, taking the audience with them. Wild multi-lingual vocal incantations and splenetic, world-wise guitar licks mingle with zig-zag splashes of keyboard colour, while heavy, heavy bass and drums offer the crucial undertow that commits any foot with feeling to the dance. Sometimes the songs never end, sometime they are short and sweet. 

Having toured Europe around Katang's release, Zun Zun blew a storm into Vietnam in late 2011, playing killer shows in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. In Autumn 2012 they toured Europe including a run of shows with mighty labelmates Dirty Three, and with album number 2 brewing, March 2013 saw them play to 30,000 at an Independence Day show in Kushal's home of Mauritius.

Discography

Bal La Poussiere EP Blank Tapes 2009
Kass To La Sènn EP Blank Tapes 2010
Fandango Fresh / El Chupacabra single Bella Union 2011
Katang album Bella Union 2011