zeitgeist: Pronunciation: /ˈzʌɪtgʌɪst /tsahyt-gahyst. The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
From German Zeitgeist, Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit’.
zero: Pronunciation: /ˈzɪərəʊ /zee-roh. No quantity or number; nought; the figure 0.
Alt-wave rock and eerie macabre pop, fusing sultry female vocals with dark,
twisted electronics and a determined attitude.
This is a place where dance driven alternative rock, electro-goth and fuzzed up psychobilly
bed down with seedy art-house eroticism and jazz-era glamour.
Zeitgeist Zero produce a sensational mix of electronics, guitars and drums, intertwining around passionate female vocals. Catchy beats, hooks and riffs bely an intelligent lyrical sensibility. Since their inception in 2003 in Leeds England, their four releases, have met with international critical acclaim. The ‘Dead To The World’ album and ‘The Blackout EP’ were both voted “Album of the month” by Dark Spy Magazine’s (15,000 + circulation) reviewing panel, beating many established signed acts. Combined with numerous cover disc, magazine and radio appearances as well as regular touring, the band have built a sizeable loyal following.
Their recorded output is impressively assured, genre-stretching and playful, but it’s in the live arena where the band really explode into vibrant existence. Zeitgeist Zero perfectly manage to inhabit their own carefully constructed and intriguingly strange world. Their unique sound, darkly glamorous style and originality have received extensive favourable press coverage enabling the band to play several key festivals, including Whitby Gothic Weekend, the massive Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany as successful headlining slots at Goth City Festival and Bram Stoker International Film Festival.
As independent artists the band have successfully toured both the UK and Europe as well as providing support for acclaimed artists such as Toyah, Christian Death and The Cruxshadows on their extensive German tour.
Zeitgeist Zero recently released their new album Ghosts of Victory funded via a crowd funding campaign which raised over £4K in pre-orders from their die hard fans the Geist Army. The album was mixed by the legendary Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission), who approached the band after hearing them on BBC Introducing and was mastered by John Dent (Goldfrapp, PJ Harvey). It is available to download on iTunes, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl.
“Forget genre, if you want to see one of the most exciting bands at the top of their profession in the UK, then check out Zeitgeist Zero, you will not be disappointed by the most visual and electrifying band I have seen.”
– Leeds Music Promotions
“Eerie macabre pop. Criminally underrated.”
– Terrorizer Magazine
“Dark magic indeed”
– Jumbo Records
“WE LOVE ZEITGEIST ZERO.
Whose decadent, sleazy blend of electronica, grinding guitars and passionate female vocals regularly rip-up dancefloors at alternative clubs around the country – have carved themselves a niche on the British live circuit and have also wowed fans in venues across Europe.”
– Bizarre Magazine
“With solid songs and a high-quality live show it’s hard to believe this band is still unsigned.”
– Dominion Magazine
“The next generation of Yorkshire Gothic”
– North Leeds Life Magazine
Here’s what some of the fans have to say:
“I sincerely feel this album should be big,as in real successful for you,,it just feels special.”
“it’s been on in the car every day since I got it, not one bad song, the production is superb and as a band I think you’ve really grown, you have a much richer sound now and your vocals are just sublime.”
“Gloriously glitzy garage pop!”
Ghosts Of Victory 2015
The Blackout EP 2012
Dead To The World 2009
Zeitgeist Zero 2005
Silver Heart (CD) 2014
Absolute Grrrls Manifesto (3 CD BOX SET) 2013
Gothic Visions IV (DVD) 2013
Screams From The Charnel House (CD) 2011
Dark Salvation Volume 1 (CD) 2004
Sick Twisted Individual Volume 1 (CD) 2004
Magazine Cover Discs:
Devolution Magazine (UK) Spring’06, Autumn ‘15, Spring ‘17
Dark Spy Magazine (DE) Sep’09, Sep’12, Sep‘15
Unscene Magazine (UK) Summer‘09, Winter‘12
Soundsphere Magazine (UK) Winter’10
Synthetics Magazine (DE) Jul‘09
TWF Magazine (UK) Winter’05
Zillo Magazine (DE) Oct’05
Kaleidoscope Magazine (UK) Winter‘05
Sonic Seducer Magazine (DE) May ‘05