FAME PRESENTS: ZIBRA

zibra1London-based Glitch Indie band ZIBRA – Sam Battle (lead singer/ electric guitar), Russ Harley (synths), Ben Everest (bassist) Ross Dawson (drummer) – unveil the video for their pulsating debut track ‘Heartache’.

On using the VHS format for their music videos, Sam explains: “It’s easy to use de-funked equipment that looks better, and gives an effect that can’t be re created with modern technology. It’s also cheaper and easier to source”.

3 Things you Need to Know about ZIBRA:

ZIBRA love obsolete equipment and building synthesisers from scratch.

ZIBRA are the sound of a VHS tape chewed up in an electrical system. They make their own music videos or rally in their friends at the camcorder-obsessed production team Youth Hymns.

Lead singer Sam Battle lives in a squat in Tottenham on the Broadwater Estate in London, which used to be a retirement home for the elderly.

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