When you’ve woken up from having your head battered by the bloody ‘Aneamia’, your veins fired up by ‘Junk’ and your eyes popped by ‘Pretty Pictures’, you’ll probably want to meet the people who did it to you. Meet Zico Chain: Chris Glithero, songwriter and singing bassist with a fire in his belly and an evil Mancunian glint in his eye. There’s Paul Frost, the long-haired wiry guitarist whose zen-like calm might trick you at first, until you hear the frenetic, screeching punishment he gives Chris’ melodies. And finally, Ollie Middleton on drums, a pogoing force of nature with hair as big as his heart. Together they’re the tightest of rock threesomes and the closest of comrades – spreading their own brand of chaos across the UK, Europe and America. Like Motorhead crossed with QOTSA (and of course, a dollop of Grunge), they’re here to bring back both the fun and the fire.
If , like many people, you thought the Britrock scene was stagnating, you need to hear ‘Food’. Due for release through Hassle Records on 15th October and produced by Joe Baresi (Tool, Bad Religion). ‘Food’ takes the dreams and fantasies of the American west coast and transplants them into a flaming ball of ‘Britishness’.
The trio have already made their mark this side of the pond; they are Slash and Duff’s favourite new band, they’ve been in MTV2s chart for the last two months, one week at Number 1.Kids around the country are tattooed with the band’s logo and the most recent single was a Radio 1 rock show Record Of The Week. Not bad for a band who haven’t even released their debut album yet!.
With the release of ‘Food’, there’ll be no stopping them. Oh yeah, what’s with the ‘Food’ thing anyway?
Explains Chris: “It’s a common theme within the album, about being manipulated by other people, and other standards and other circles. You are the food for other people, the parasites who will feed of your failings and insecurities and inhibitions, so don’t allow yourself to be eaten. But we couldn’t have called the album ‘Don’t Allow Yourself To Be Eaten.”
Zico Chain are about to set fire to everything you thought British heavy rock could be.