Return of The Zombies

The Zombies, helmed by founding members Rod Argent and singer Colin Blunstone, are marking the group’s half century with a new album, Breathe Out, Breathe In.

“There was a clear brief,” says Rod Argent, “We wanted to use as many two and three part harmonies as possible and lots of Hammond organ, Mellotron and Memotron. We didn’t want to recreate the past, but we wanted to capture The Zombies’ essence and meaning. Our energy and enthusiasm for making music is the same as it was when we first started and the magic and mystery of the whole music making process, we are still thrilled by it all. So we thought it would be great to celebrate when that all began. I first met Colin outside the Pioneer Club in St Albans for The Zombies’ first rehearsal. We didn’t know each other but Colin turned up with a broken nose and two black eyes. I thought, oh no, what have we got here? But he was a keen rugby player and had got injured during a game.”

The Zombies will be on tour in May:

Sat 14 – Frome, Cheese & Grain
Wed 18 – Liverpool Guild of Students, Stanley Theatre
Thu 19 – Wolverhampton, Robin 2
Fri 20 – Leamington Spa, Assembly
Sat 21 – Market Harborough Leisure Centre
Fri 27 – London, o2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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