Formed in Bristol in late 2008 by Mauritian guitarist and singer Kushal Gaya and Japanese keyboard player Yoshino Shigihara, experimental outfit Zun Zun Egui will play The Harley in March 2015 around the release of their second full-length album Shackles’ Gift (Bella Union).
The band’s name came from Yoshino, who saw term Zun Zun Egui on a trip to the Basque Country and realised that it sounded exactly like the Japanese words for “Fast Fast Weird”. (They would later find out it was Basque for a group of trees.)
A love for experimentation, free jazz, fusion, DIY culture, throwing parties and playing wild shows led them to create a recognisable Zun Zun Egui sound which included (amongst many other things) tropicalia, punk funk, Afrobeat, Ethio jazz and no wave.
All of these varied disciplines were marshalled to produce their debut “Katang” on Bella Union – one of the most exciting debut LPs of 2011.
Even for a band as exploratory as Zun Zun Egui, the step up in terms of songwriting and inspiration since “Katang” is astounding and, in the words of label Bella Union, “it is already clear that Shackles’ Gift is one of the most unique and thrilling records that will be released in 2015″.
Thursday 5th March 2015
Advance tickets: £7.00, more on the door
Tickets available here or in person with no booking fee from the venue
No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets