Monday, 7 October 2013
Ed Zealous - Thanks A Million
Earlier this year, Belfast electro-rockers Ed Zealous released "Medicines", a cracking scuzzy monster of a tune. That song received quite a bit of airplay of Radio 1, including being used as bed music of Phalice's late night midweek show, and is surely a contender not just for the best song from NI of the year, but the best song of the year.
Six months down the road, and the band have announced the release of their latest single, "Thanks A Million". Once again produced by Eliot James (Bloc Party/Two Door Cinema Club among others), the track is a smidgen more pop orientated that its predecessor, whilst still holding on to its harsh in-your-face electronic production. The chorus sounds like it could have easily have been lifted from The Killers' back catalogue, albeit a slightly more chaotic one.
With two great singles under the belt this year, Ed Zealous are real contenders to be the next break-out artist from these shores. Let's hope that their debut album, scheduled for release some time next year, delivers on their promise.
"Thanks a Million" will be released on October 21st.