The Zolas New Official 360° Video + Tour with Yukon Blonde

The Zolas New Official 360° Video + Tour with Yukon Blonde

New Single + VIDEO


“The production is shiny but the vocals are delivered with a slight sneer, indicating that the Zolas’ version of party music still has an edge to it.” – Billboard

“Oddly beguiling, oblique melodies sugared by sweet choruses, strongly reminiscent of The Shins.” – The Independent

“The four piece pop band from Vancouver are upbeat and undoubtedly having light-hearted fun with their music, and the song is layered in sugary harmonic vocals and melodies” – Noisey


Canadian Indie-pop quartet The Zolas have already conquered their homeland by having one of the longest-running songs on the Canadian Alternative Charts; staying in the top 20 for 33 weeks along with critical acclaim. Additionally, their new single Swooner is currently number 11 on the Commercial Alternative Radio Charts In Canada along with being the #1 most Added at Mediabase Alternative Charts. As The Zolas are already gathering huge amounts of success in their home country, they’ve recently come over to the UK for The Great Escape, and shown the packed and excited audiences what they’ve got to offer show after show after show.

Their latest single Swooner opens with a strong rocky riff, but is soon carried into the sound of ‘80s- inspired pop bliss. The cool’n’crisp production incorporates the buoyant synthesizers with catchy melodies in a similar way to the Mystery Jets and Yukon Blonde (whom they’ll be performing with soon). Their retro sonic tour de force is effortlessly combined with the modern indie/ disco/ rock energetic feel of Bloc Party, giving us just a taste of The Zolas’ fresh and youthful burst of creative energy. It doesn’t end there though. The highlight must be the highly addictively striking chorus filled with hooks after hooks after hooks.


When asked what Swooner is about, the band replied: “It’s about those high-functioning women we all know who somehow manage to be the quarterback of their squad and the best at their job and politically engaged and the most fun person to have real talk with over beers. I don’t know how you ladies do it but we salute you.”





+ 360° Swooner Video: “It was just a spur of the moment idea. At shows we’ve noticed people cramming to the front to watch our feet and hands so when we found a 360 gopro mount on craigslist we thought let’s make a video where our diehard fans can watch exactly what any of us are doing in each song. That was the intention, but I expect the bulk of the views will just be women (and men) just zooming in tight on Cody the entire time. Democracy at last.”



Tour Dates:

May 19 – Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store (15:00) – The Great Escape

May 21 – Brighton, UK – The Hope and Ruin (23:30) – The Great Escape

May 22 – London, UK – Birthdays*

May 24 – Dornbirn, AUT – Spielboden Dornbirn*

May 25 – Aflenz, AUT – Sublime*

May 26 – Vienna, AUT – B72*

May 27 – St. Pölten, AUT – Warehouse*

May 29 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City

*w/ We Are The City

June 13 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah^

June 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo^

June 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones^

June 16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop^

June 18 – Toronto, ON – NXNE

June 20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir^

June 21 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset^

June 22 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett^

July 14 – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Music Festival

July 16 – London, ON – Rock The Park

July 17 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest

Aug 20 – Elora, ON – Elora Riverfest

^ w/ Yukon Blonde

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