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The Zoup - The Zoup - 'The Zoup' EP review

24 Sep 2009 // A review by JohnS
Auckland four piece The Zoup have been together for just over a year now and have released their debut self titled EP. Originally calling themselves Moloko Vellocet, they changed to The Zoup without even a year being passed. Bit of a risk, but since then they have proved they have what it takes, when they placed 3rd in the Australasian Emergenza international band Origcompetition (under the name Moloko Vellocet). A mean feat with around 260 Australian and New Zealand bands competing, with the final 14 performing at the Metro Theatre in Sydney.

The Zoup have a blend of modern rock with an authoritative guitar sound very similar to the recent albums coming from the UK/US rock/pop culture. The EP captures what Aucklander's have been hearing from the live circuit and for the rest of us will hopefully hear live within the next 6 months as the promise of a tour is being whispered throughout the net. Hopefully during this time we will see a full album being released as well.

Opening the EP with 'Control' your attention is grasped with the calm chaos that leads on to 'Missing' which set the standard for the album which was total unpredicted but thoroughly brought musical pleasure to my ears. Good album to rock out to on a Friday night.

Worth a try, give it a go today!

John
 

About The Zoup

Creatively adventurous Auckland rock band The Zoup have just released their highly anticipated debut album Symbiotic, a sonic journey representing five years of musical exploration and experimentation which truly represents the collective essence of the band. Alternative rock fans can get the album on CD from the band's website, or download via iTunes and all other popular online music stores.

Symbiotic is characterised by tight, off kilter rhythms (which aren’t so familiar to such an accessible sound) and intricate, playful lead lines that dance around the powerful yet honest vocal delivery of lead singer Jaydn de Graaf.

With the frantic, weaving energy of Symbiotic, The Zoup display a convincing evolution in their sound, improving and building upon their previous releases in spades. Utilizing the skill set of producer/engineer Dave Johnston (Villainy, Armed In Advance) to craft the project, The Zoup have emerged from their studio journey with a powerful work of art that has vibe and energy bursting from the seams.

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Releases

Symbiotic
Year: 2016
Type: Album
The Kaipara Sessions
Year: 2012
Type: EP
The Piha Sessions
Year: 2012
Type: EP
The Zoup EP
Year: 2009
Type: EP

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