The seminal Scottish ‘new wave beat group’ THE REZILLOS released their second ever album in April, a mere 37 years after their debut.

‘Zero’ was promoted via an extensive and well received UK tour with The Stranglers, reacquainting the band not only with their older fanbase but also a current generation who may only know their iconic chart hit ‘Top Of The Pops’ or heard their music used in the likes of ‘Jackass, The Movie’. They have subsequently toured the US twice and have now announced a headlining batch of UK live dates for November and December. The full itinerary can be seen below.

The Rezillos ripped into the late 1970’s rock scene through a shared love of 60’s Garage Rock, the Spectoresque Girl Group voice of The Shangri-Las injected with their inimitable molten attitude to create a unique left-field brand of punk rock and roll. Their 1978 debut,  ‘Can’t Stand The Rezillos’, is regularly cited as one of the best Punk albums of all time, while they often draw comparison with other classic 60’s leaning acts of the era such as The B-52s and The Cramps. Top of The Pops is still one of my all time favourite tunes.

‘Zero’ saw the band consolidate their reputationwith the listener reminded of their ability to pick up the corpse of now decades old pop culture and re-animate it in a blaze of dayglo brilliance. A video for its opening song, ‘(Take Me To The) Groovy Room’, can be seen here :

Tour dates are as follows :

06.11.15 KILMARNOCK Bellfield Tavern

07.11.15 KIRKCALDY Windsor Hotel

20.11.15 LONDON 229 The Venue

21.11.15 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

04.12.15 NEWCASTLE Cluny

05.12.15 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

06.12.15 NOTTINGHAM Doghouse

11.12.15 EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms

12.12.15 GLASGOW Oran Mor

18.12.15 BRISTOL Bierkeller

19.12.15 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

27.12.15 DUNDEE Beat Generator

28.12.15 MIDDLESBROUGH Westgarth Social Club

 

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