This Saturday, we’re holding a pretty special private party – it’s the final show of Zoolhaus season, meaning it’ll be the last show in our warehouse for a while! Never fear though, we’ve only got bigger and better plans for the coming months. First things first – this Saturday’s show will be intrinsically linked with Mosmo Strange’s headline show at the Limelight in a couple weeks, meaning that if you buy a ticket for one show you’re automatically granted entry to the other! Two gigs for the price of one, we’re awful good to you, right? (£6 either way)
Saturday 31st August MOSMO STRANGE PRIVATE PARTY at the Zool Warehouse BYOB 8pm. £6
The night will feature a headline set from WASPS, an opening set from American Guinea Pig and of course, some surprises in between. Finally, I just want to say that these two shows are very important to us as we’re finally gonna be delivering a couple new songs we’ve been toiling over – they’re very good and we’re so proud and excited to give you a taste.
I want to tell you guys about a hardcore band from Dublin I came across recently, and have since had the pleasure to share the stage with – ORDER SIXTY SIX!
We properly got into the Belfast hardcore scene at the start of 2019, around the same time I met Gavin and the boys from local hype beasts NO GREAT LOSS. I was on the lookout for heavy bands and he strongly recommended Order Sixty Six – I just about managed to catch their set at the recent Menagerie show for NGL’s launch night (i say just about as i was mostly talking shite out in the smoking area, for shame). Anyway, the track in particular that I have been addicted to by O66 is ‘Sirens’ – its a real heavy hitter with an interesting structure – everyone who has hung out with me the past couple months will attest to how many times I attempt to recreate one line in particular:
“and everyday, I find myself wondering – is this what I get in return for suffering?”
Seriously. I have not fucking put this down. Thank god Spotify don’t limit how many times you can play a song cos I would have hit that limit on day one. And you best fucking believe we’re bringing them to Zool ASAP.
If you dig this track you’ll enjoy the rest of the EP for sure – around every bend you’re met with more emotionally charged one-liners that slap you around even more than the brutal riffs they accompany. Check out Sirens (Order Sixty Six) off their EP of the same name now on Spotify!
Tomorrow night, Zool will play host to a full lineup of acts from the Banjaxed Records roster. Currently building momentum with their fine taste in rap and hip-hop artists, Banjaxed are bringing some of their hottest acts to the warehouse – Leo Miyagee, Jack Bashful, GK, Youse.e and Afrobigums.
With the aim of bringing fresh Belfast music to a new crowd who might not have gotten a taste for it yet, this collab will hopefully be the first of many genre-defying showcases from Banjaxed x Zool!
Friday 23rd August Banjaxed x Zool Showcase at the Zool Warehouse BYOB 8pm. £5
PS. Hey, thanks for reading the first zoolnews post – gonna be using this part of our site to give you more info, news, music and shows that we’re interested in! Get stuck in – here’s some amazing tracks I’ve heard from >Leo Miyagee >Youse.e >Afrobigums – can’t wait to get more familiar with the rest of the lineup on Friday!