Zilch Details of Music and Plans Ahead

Trio act ZILCH mixes melodic and aggressive music to create something that would have come out of the 70's era with such influence behind it, it would span from there into the modern present day. The band goes into detail about their music, source of styling and plans coming up next.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Well, we formed in March 2018. Crag and Thom were in a band together already and decided to start it out as a little side project with Cal, who we’ve both been in bands with before.
That band fizzled out and we were able to make it a full-time, so we hit rehearsals hard and had a half-hour set within 2 or 3 weeks. I had a few ideas that hadn’t come to fruition in earlier bands, so we fleshed those out as a base for our sound and then started writing new stuff.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

we couldn't think of a name for quite a while. We didn't want anything too wordy or not memorable. We kept circling round the idea of "nothing" because we weren't taking ourselves seriously and "zilch." came about and stuck. We also needed a name quickly cos we had a gig coming up. We also added the full stop at the end of it for a bit of fun.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re from Worcester, which is pretty small for a city. The only thing we’re really known for across the country is Lea & Perrins sauce. If anybody ever asks where we’re from and we say “Worcester” they never usually know where it is until we say, “You know, the place with the sauce”. They usually get it then. The music scene in Worcester is really active, helped by the University and there are some great bands here. Hipflask Virgins, Soden, Nuns of the Tundra, Skora, Jericho Racks, Plane Crasher, Word of Mouth and The Earnest Spears, to name a few.

4. How would you describe your style?

We kind of go for 'alt rock' tag or Grunge although we are pretty much straight ahead Grunge. We're melodic, kind of heavy, kind of poppy, kind of punky, sometimes there’s screaming, but there’s also clean ‘poppy hooks’, so those terms sort of scope all of our sound for people.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’ve release three singles so far; 'righteous', 'Shade' and 'new way out' by ourselves not Via any label. Righteous is a heavier, grooving pounder song but still catchy. 'Shade' is a more up tempo borderline punk song with some singing and dancing opps. 'New Way Out' is more along the pop lines but still has its loud moments.
I think people can expect fun, loud rock songs that you can bang your head and vent some energy to.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Of course! Yeah, we’re always writing and coming up with new ideas. It’s just about figuring out priority of which ones to work on and which ones we like best. There are some ideas we’ve had on the back-burner for a while as we’ve come up with newer stuff that is different to what we have previously written, so our sound is constantly developing. We have an EP planned for release in Spring 2020.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’ve got 2 shows booked for the remainder of the year, both in December, and possibly a 3rd on NYE. We do have some shows booked already for 2020 and we’ll be looking to book a lot more. As far as touring, there is nothing planned but we are dead keen to get something together.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

As we said, a debut EP is fairly imminent and we don’t want to say too much, but I think people could expect a new single pretty early on next year. We want to gig as much as possible, in as many places as possible, hopefully record an album after we’ve got a few tours under our belt. We'll rinse and repeat until we drop dead onstage.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We’re on Spotify, iTunes, Napster, Deezer, iHeartRadio… Loads of streaming platforms – Just remember to search Zilch. Including the full stop to get the right band!  If you check us out on Spotify, we’ve got playlists of music that influences us plus the local bands we mentioned earlier. Spread the love! You can buy our music on Bandcamp and iTunes or come to our shows for t-shirts.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Hopefully the songs and any good vibes it made them experience. If it was happy boogeying or some anger venting, that's job done for us and we're happy. We want people to come have fun let loose and enjoy the moment of seeing some dudes sweat it out with them no matter what they’re going through.

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