“(C)atchy and anthemic indie-dance…” – The Guardian
Five UK gents make up the band Zulu Winter: singer Will Daunt (who worked as a journalist previously), guitarist Henry Walton (he’s the one who blogs about art-house movies on the official website), Iain Lock on bass, Dom Millard on keyboards, and drummer Guy Henderson. They’ve been playing together since they were teens in Oxfordshire, England. Originally called “The Molotovs”, they went their separate ways for University (with Dom and Henry at the same school, taking on the roles of Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones in a Sex Pistols tribute band).
They reunited in London and got to work on their music: Pop, but with depth. Influences ranged from T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” to Dick Hyman’s 60s MOOG keyboard albums. The resulting music attracted the attention of many UK musicophiles, including Mumford and Sons, who named Zulu Winter as their favourite new band in NME magazine. A tour with Mumford and Sons followed, and Zulu Winter is about to hit the road with Kaiser Chiefs. Their debut album “Language” is available through Arts & Crafts.