Zulu Winter are set to release their eagerly awaited debut album on Play It Again Sam Recordings on the 14th of May 2012.
‘Language’, released on CD, vinyl and available to download, was produced by Tom Morris at 4AD’s studio in Wandsworth and Miloco Pool Studio, South London and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, The Vaccines, Glasvegas) in New York.
The album features eleven tracks including the forthcoming single ‘Silver Tongue’, the band’s Pitchfork endorsed limited edition, sold out double A side release ‘Let’s Move Back To Front’ / ‘Never Leave’ and the recent ‘We Should Be Swimming’ with over 150,000 plays on you tube and the “Hottest Record in the World” accolade from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.
Watch the video to ‘We Should Be Swimming’ here
Formed last year, the Zulu Winter line up of Will Daunt (vocals & guitar), Iain Lock (bass), Dom Millard (keyboards), Henry Walton (guitar) and Guy Henderson (drums) have only played a handful of UK shows, but have already been tipped by NME, The Fly and Q Magazine, picked up support from International music blog Altered Zones and have had widespread radio play from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and XFM. They will play at this year’s South By South West in Austin TX, USA where the band has recently inked a deal with the Arts & Crafts label, home to Feist, Broken Social Scene & Phoenix amongst others. They then head to New York for their debut shows in the city with Bon Iver side project Polica at Mercury Lounge and at Brooklyn’s Glasslands with XL’s new signing Willis Earl Beal, before heading to Australia for dates in Melbourne and Sydney.
The London five piece will return to the UK for their first major headline shows in May together with dates as special guests of Keane and appearing at the Field Day and Isle of Wight Festivals in June. More festival dates will be announced in the very near future.
MAY 07TH BIRMINGHAM HARE AND HOUNDS
MAY 08TH BRISTOL LOUISIANA
MAY 09TH OXFORD JERICHO
MAY 11TH BRIGHTON GREAT ESCAPE- JAM
MAY 12TH MANCHESTER SOUNDCONTROL
MAY 14TH GLASGOW KING TUTS
MAY 15TH LEEDS BRUDENELL
MAY 17TH LONDON BOSTON ARMS
WED MAY 23RD NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY **
THURS MAY 24TH GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY **
FRI MAY 25TH BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY **
TUE MAY 29TH LEEDS O2 ACADEMY **
WED MAY 30TH MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO **
MON JUN 04TH FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL **
TUE JUN 05TH BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY **
WED JUN 06TH LEICESTER DE MONTFORD HALL **
FRI JUN 08TH LONDON O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY **
SAT JUN 09TH LONDON O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY **
(** w/ KEANE)
2nd June – Field Day
10th Jun – No Direction Home – Derbyshire, United Kingdom
24th Jun – Isle Of Wight Festival – Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
20th Jul – Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
25th / 26th Aug – Reading / Leeds Festival
31st Aug – Underage Festival – London, United Kingdom
9th Sep – Bestival – Newport, United Kingdom