Agent: Steve Taylor
Comprised of three ex-members of The Strypes, The Zen Arcade are influenced by the noisy simplicity of bands like Dinosaur Jr, Graham Coxon and The Hoodoo Gurus along with a vested and cardigan-ed interest in cow-punk and power-pop.
The debut single Don’t Say A Word was the flagship release on their own label Dental Records and held water all the way to the top of the iTunes Singles Chart on the day of release and entered the National Singles Chart at No.12 the following Friday. It went on to enjoy significant airplay on Irish and US radio. So there.
The Zen Arcade decided to embrace the pressure of independence by starting their own zine, Cro Mag Non which graces shelves and printers on the first Tuesday of every month, and podcast, Higher Fidelity, which sees a new episode released on the third Tuesday of every month offering the band with the bandwidth for more, the airwaves to do so.
The Zen Arcade will perform as part of the ATC Live showcase:
20:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 3 March 2021