New Zealand Artist: Zed
Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, when Zed's 'Renegade Fighter' comes on the radio, you'd better keep your guard up - because this song packs a punch! From the first chords of its overdriven guitars, to its clever harmonies, to the final echo of its hook-heavy chorus, the debut track from Zed is equal parts menace and vulnerability, charm and arrogance. In short, it's 100% pure rock'n'roll, no imitations accepted.
Originally formed while they were still students at Christchurch's Cashmere High, Zed is the dream child of Nathan King, Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer, all of whom found they shared a passion for guitar pop - fuelled by their parents old Beatles records, a bit of Crowded House, and today's radio stars Supergrass and Radiohead.
Zed first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Singles on 10 January 1999 with the song Oh Daisy. There are 13 entries by Zed in the charts with three reaching Number One.
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