Sound Of zZz





Upon first listen of zZz, I only had one thought: what the fuck? Not WTF in a bad way, just in a confused yet entertained one. This unique duo of Bjorn Ottenheim and Daan Schinkel came to life in Amsterdam, which comes as no surprise. The two began making music in their basement using only a simple drum set and an old $50 church organ, which gave birth to zZz. The result is a sleazy sounding rock that sneaks behind your back and bangs your girlfriend all while making you dance your ass off. Vocals, drums and a vintage organ are all the ammo they need for their brand of dirty rock & roll. Their style floats between the genres of psychedelic, bluesy rock and even a bit of surf. Their album Sound Of zZz kicks off with "O.F.G.", which punches you in the face with what sounds like the melding together of The Doors and the Blues Explosion. Bonham's dark vocal styling fluctuates between influences by Jon Spencer and Ian Curtis. "House Of Sin" adds a touch of electro to the mix, providing an infectious beat that will easily cause bodies to start flailing all over the dance floor. "Soul" changes things up again, pumping the organ through a wah-wah pedal, with the end result sounding like the coolest porno soundtrack ever. Ironically, the song "Ecstasy" was actually featured in a Dutch film to accompany a steamy sex scene. Their unholy racket is sexy and almost maddening, but damn it is good. ZZz is the type of band that will end up playing at Satan's nude dance party.

zZz
Howler Records

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Sound Of zZz