Belfast launch for new Ed Zealous single

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ED Zealous will launch their single ‘Medicines’ from their forthcoming debut album in Belfast next week.

Stiff Kitten in Belfast will be the venue on Friday, April 12 for Label Fandango launch and on the night there will be support from Wonder Villains, Go Wolf, Not Squares and DJ’s. The single is out this Friday.

Boasting a strong Coleraine connection, Ed Zealous are four skinny hipped hombres whose signature sound is a mid-tempo mash-up of cassios, heavy beats and sizzling synths.

The band includes Stephen McAvoy and Paul Irwin from Coleraine, Peter Lloyd from Portrush and Andrew Wilson from Castlerock.

Taking influence from the likes of seminal legends David Bowie, Talking Heads and Pulp as well as A-Trak, Boys Noize and TV On The Radio, the band have created their own irresistible vision of indie infused electro.

‘Medicines’ comes from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album, an intense labour of love which was recorded with producer Eliot James. James’ extensive body of work includes collaborations with Bloc Party, Noah and The Whale and Does It Offend You, Yeah?.

‘Medicines’ is a thumping dance hit which focuses on the theme of paranoia and the thought processes that are entwined with fear and moving on.

The darker, melancholic lyrics are effortlessly juxtaposed with an infectious upbeat synth backing track and the kind of catchy, uplifting chorus which will have everyone off their chairs dancing and left singing the track for days to come.

Very much part of the emerging Belfast live scene, if local shows are anything to go by expect a future littered with dance floor fillers and hyped up audiences.

The band have been championed by Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody as “a slice of awesome electro that would fizz in your mouth if you took a bite.”

The band spent the majority of 2012 making the final touches to their debut album but returned to the live show circuit with a sold out show and started this year on a high by opening for friends Two Door Cinema Club at their homecoming show in Belfast. Now, with an album on the horizon, 2013 seems set to be their year.

Tickets for the single launch are £6 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie