January 6, 2010

Hey Zeus live at the Corner, Manchester


So here goes, a long-awaited first post of Twenty Ten, and to get us started who better than one of the hottest Indie bands to explode onto the Manchester scene for a long time.. And I mean literally explode – with just three shows under their belt, and barely a full complement, Hey Zeus smashed all competition to be crowned best unsigned band in Manchester in the back-end of 2009 – an accolade which saw the young four-piece supporting the likes of Snow Patrol, Happy Mondays and KiD BRiTiSH at the MEN in December.

If that didn’t get your attention, then their blend of time-sig bending experimentalism a la bands such as At The Drive-In; Jagged, clean Vampire Weekend-esque Indie guitars, and vocal melody Pop-sensibility – an homage to the likes of The Kooks… will.

Hey Zeus have only recorded two tracks with which to adorn their MySpace so far – the strongest, Sirens, a triumph in intelligent Indie, complete with ethereal verses, strong pop-hook guitar melodies, intricate bass lines, jagged powerchords and an epic chant-along pop outro. The lads glide seamlessly and effortlessly through time signature changes in what is undoubtedly an incredible first effort.

Dont be surprised to see these boys getting serious recognition and hot support slots in 2010!


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