>> Tripleee is interviewing Zea
Expected soon: Heideroosjes
/ D.R.I. / Downshot
The year 2000 was the year of Zea: played live at huge festivals
and national radio stations and received a lot of attention
from other media. How do you guys look back at the year
we had lots of fun and learnt a lot. It's been a good experience
to play in England for example and had major fun at Lowlands.
But we don't look back too much: gotta rock on ..!! (Anton):
Y2k was excellent! I was in India when our album was released
(yep, sunshine and palmtrees, and somebody else to do the
hard work... thanx Jeroen!), and it was cool to follow the
reviews and stuff from such distance. But I was glad to
come back and take my place among the others to do our thang
again! Fun and growth are the words for the year 2000; we
had a lot of it!
Aiight! The future: what can we expect from the new album?
busy with new songs at the moment. We've got some new synths
and a new sampler so more freakin' with that I guess. Expect
nothing! Fear the worst!! Come and see us at a venue near
you and get a taste of what's coming... What can I say,
eeeuh, 'Mothers, keep your children at home!'
Arnold, (vocalist of Zea) you did an American Tour through
New York City. Even played at CBGB's
(hell yeah!!!). Can you tell us why you played there and
what for experience it was?
(Arnold): I had plans to visit a friend in Northampton
(near Boston) and borrow his roommate's car and drive to
New York. Since I would go there I thought I might as well
take some cd's with me and try to contact some recordlabels
to get Zea overseas. When I told my plans to the guy from
Transformed Dreams (our recordlabel) he said I should do
some gigs as well. Two weeks of phonecalls and emailing
finaly paid off and the day before I left, he told me he
arranged Brownies, CBGB's and Sidewalk. I took my guitar
and a cd with samples and beats with me. Playing in New
York was tough and great. CBGB's got the name and I felt
special being able to play there. Sidewalk was the best
thing to do; a lot of people who really liked what I did
and I even sold some cd's. It's all filmed by the VPRO
who went with me.
>> Which new Dutch bands
do you like at the moment?
There are a lot of good bands in Holland at the moment,
all of them working hard to get heard. Bands like Plan Kruutntoone,
Suimasun, Gone Bald, Feverdream and John Wayne Shot Me are
doing a great job. I recently heard some material of the
new Zoppo-album, that's gonna be a beautifull record I think.
not all that new, but definitely in the picture: Seedling
(check out their new album!).
>> And foreign bands?
really into Elephant6 stuff at the moment, like Apples in
Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel! (... and your mom would drink
untill she was no longer speakin', and dad would dream of
all the different ways to die, each one a little more than
he could dare to try...), and Elf Power (who are gonna play
with us on April 15 in Haarlem!!). Outkast, Wu Tang Clan,
Kid606, some dubbie stuff from King Tubby and the new Arab
Strab are at the deks the most these days.
We will follow Zea this year...for sure. But for we go,
wanna give a shout out to the Tripleee.net reader?
Zea-clan ain't nuttin ta f*** with!! Check the
skillz! Thank you, come again.
April the 4th a Dutch national television broadcaster will
follow Zea for a whole year...
You can check it here!