Next Level : Zeus

3 Mar

(Photo Cred : Chris Marshall)

From the masterminds at Arts and Crafts comes Zeus, a uniquely Canadian band with a distinctly Brit-rock feel.  Bringing with them the charm, quirkiness and genuine talent that seem to exude from all musicians affiliated with the Toronto label extraordinaire, the four-piece previously acted as Jason Collett’s backing band, but embraced their own identity after perfecting their current renowned sound.

Since releasing their EP, Sounds Like Zeus, in mid-2009, the group’s kept busy and continued to play while producing new albums for Collett, The Golden Dogs and Danielle Duval – not to mention recording their debut LP, Say Us, which came out late last month.  Branded as “the busiest band in Toronto”, the buzz surrounding Zeus is unlike no other, and with dates booked across North America through to mid-April, they show no signs of slowing down.

Currently the group is CBC 3’s X3 Artist of the Month, rocking the cover of Exclaim! magazine and earning kudos from audiences and critics alike for their uninhibited approach to rock ‘n roll, going so far as to draw comparisons to various industry legends – including early Beatles and fellow Brit-rock pioneers.  Following their appearance at SXSW, the band will be playing alongside label mates Jason Collett and up-and-coming Bahamas for the highly-anticipated Bonfire Ball, which will continue to help solidify Zeus as yet another band to add to the roster of impressive and rightfully-acclaimed Canadian acts.

Posted by : Anne T Donahue


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