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Spain’s ZA! announce new album, LOLOISMO due 29th January + UK tour with NOPE

December 11, 2015



 New album LOLOISMO due 29th January 

via The Audacious Art Experiment/Hot Salvation Records 

UK tour in February with NOPE

Listen to ‘Badulake’

Sheffield DIY collective The Audacious Art Experiment and Folkestone’s Hot Salvation Records are excited to announce LOLOISMO, the new album from Spanish duo ZA! Cult legends in their home country and renowned for their electrifying live shows, ZA! already counts Kim Gordon’s Body/Head and John Talabot as fans, and LOLOISMO marks their first official UK release. Listen to ‘Badulake’:

The duo will be touring the UK in February with NOPE. Dates are as follows:
11th February – Brighton / Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
12th February – London / DIY Space For London
13th February – Kent / TBC
17th February – Manchester / TBC
18th February – Glasgow / TBC
19th February – Bradford / TBC
20th February – Sheffield / Picture House Social

All dates are w/ NOPE

Two years after self-releasing WANANANAI in Spain (Rockdelux’s Album of 2013), ZA! present a record that defies many conventions, even their own. The title LOLOISMOcomes from ‘Loloiza’, the Spanish phrase for the chants that echo out from football fields, where often the collective act of singing holds more value than the lyrics. The only premise the band set themselves was to avoid repetition of songs. To accomplish this, Spazzfrica Ehd (drums/keyboards/vocals) and Papadupau (guitar/trumpet/samples/vocals) have explored new genres and tried new ways of playing and filtering their instruments. The result is ten hits, ten individual worlds that continue to evolve with each listen.

There is no set style: industrial meets dubstep, hip hop, clicks n’cuts electronic music, math-rock. Diversity is key, from the old-shool hardcore clichés to Asian, Arabic or invented landscapes, sometimes sampling live guitar, sometimes passing the whole drumkit through the amplifiers. The elements have been recorded live, on the same take and in the same room, only adding vocal overdubs.
ZA! call it “Loloizable experimental music with a chorus”, because until LOLOISMO the band’s lyrics had never evolved beyond a concept or a single word. As expected, these newly unearthed lyrics match with the experimental language of music, with repetitions, encrypted metrics and neologisms. The will is always to “loloize” rather than to pontifícate; to sing freely, collectively, and in tune with the Halfmighty Silly Sister of Wisdom.




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