Sidewaves, Festivals and FUN!

Hey Guys and Gals.  Very happy to announce the sidewaves in Australia!   With Less than Jake and Bowling for Soup.  Boom.

MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY                   SYDNEY, MANNING BAR – 18+ www.oztix.com.au

WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY           MELBOURNE, THE HI-FI– 18+ www.thehifi.com.au

Side Acoustic Few Song Performance in Melbourne – FREE

Also…very happy to tell you we will be doing some festivals this spring and summer.  Below is a list of some…keep checking back we will be adding more and more…

Slam Dunk Festival and Tour – UK

Greenfield Festival – Switzerland

Open Flair Festival – Germany

Hurricane Festival – Germany

Southside Festival – Germany

Taubertal Festival – Germany

More to be announced soon….along with more club shows ASAP.  In new cool and different places?

 

Tons of new photos being added to the Media page from our German tour and from the  RBF/LTJ/ZH tour we are on right now!

UK With Reel Big Fish and Less Than JAke

01/02/14 – Great Hall – Cardiff, UK
02/02/14 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
03/02/14 – Academy – Manchester, UK
04/02/14 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK
05/02/14 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK
06/02/14 – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
07/02/14 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
08/02/14 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
10/02/14 – UEA – Norwich, UK
11/02/14 – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
12/02/14 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, UK
13/02/14 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
14/02/14 – Sheperds Bush Empire – London, UK
15/02/14 – Sheperds Bush Empire – London, UK
AUSTRALIA
22/02/14 – Soundwave Festival – Brisbane, Australia
23/02/14 – Soundwave Festival – Sydney, Australia
24/02/14 – Sidewave – Manning Bar 18+- Sydney – Australia
26/02/14 – Sidewave – The Hi Fi 18+ – Melbourne – Australia
28/02/14 – Soundwave Festival – Melbourne, Australia
01/03/14 – Soundwave Festival – Adelaide, Australia
03/03/14 – Soundwave Festival – Perth, Australia

 

THANKS for all the support guys…this has been an amazing trip so far.

MFZB

Who has TACOS? I have tour dates!

Hello my people.  Below are some tour dates.  Stoked for the new year to come and get back on the road.  Thanks to everyone who supported us at shows or bought the new album “Call Your Friends” in 2013!  It has been an amazing year.

 

Sirens Video!  Watch this…

Germany w/ Heisskalt plus States and Empires
17/01/14 – Ostwerk – Augsburg, Germany
18/01/14 – Wagenhallen – Stuttgart, Germany
19/01/14 – Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, Germany
21/01/14 – Orange Club – Kiel, Germany
22/01/14 – Schlachthof – Lingen, Germany
23/01/14 – Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany
24/01/14 – Beatpol – Dresden, Germany
25/01/14 – Kammgarn – Kaiserslautern, Germany
26/01/14 – ZAKK – Düsseldorf, Germany

UK w/ Less than Jake and Reel Big Fish
29/01/14 – Limelight – Belfast, UK
30/01/14 – The Academy – Dublin, Ireland
01/02/14 – Great Hall – Cardiff, UK
02/02/14 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
03/02/14 – Academy – Manchester, UK
04/02/14 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK
05/02/14 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK
06/02/14 – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
07/02/14 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
08/02/14 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
10/02/14 – UEA – Norwich, UK
11/02/14 – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
12/02/14 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, UK
13/02/14 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
14/02/14 – Sheperds Bush Empire – London, UK
15/02/14 – Sheperds Bush Empire – London, UK

AUSTRALIA
22/02/14 – Soundwave Festival – Brisbane, Australia
23/02/14 – Soundwave Festival – Sydney, Australia
28/02/14 – Soundwave Festival – Melbourne, Australia
01/03/14 – Soundwave Festival – Adelaide, Australia
03/03/14 – Soundwave Festival – Perth, Australia

Thank You Japan

Hey Guys..just back from JAPAN and it was AMAZING!  Thanks Japan! DOMO ARIGATO!!

Bummer about WROS Festival in Brazil….seems it was cancelled a second time?  Well that is confusing…we were really looking forward to visiting Brazil.

Stoked to have Heisskalt plus States and Empires supporting in Germany!  Gonna Rule.

And way excited to tour with Reel Big Fish and Less than Jake in the UK.

oh…did I mention Soundwave Festival in Australia is coming up!

 

 

CALL YOUR FRIENDS OUT NOW!!!

 

NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED IN JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, GERMANY AND USA!  Check the tour dates page for details and see the flyers below!!!  Hells Yeah!

 

CALL YOUR FRIENDS IS OUT EVERYWHERE….Folow the link above for a hard copy or buy on ITUNES NOW!  Thanks!!!

MFZB

 

ROCK TRANSMISSION REVIEW OF ALBUM!

http://rocktransmission.com/2013/07/31/album-review-zebrahead-call-your-friends/

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zebrahead call your friends

Album: Call Your Friends

Genre: Pop Punk, Punk Rock

Release Date: 12 August 2013

 2013 has been a big year for band milestones, and it’s no different for Californian rap-pop-punk heroes Zebrahead. Fifteen years into their career, the band are here with their tenth studio album, Call Your Friends.

Despite welcoming a new guitarist, ex-Death By Stereo axeman Dan Palmer, the band prove that old habits die hard with their follow up to 2011′s Get Nice. Fourteen tracks of pure mother-fucking Zebrahead bitch – songs that emphasise the bands unique sound, and show that if it ain’t broke, there’s no need to fix it.

The band have high hopes for the album, with bassist Ben Osmundson saying it will “without a doubt be our fans’ favourite album since MFZB“ (an album that will be hitting its tenth anniversary this year). Once you hear it, you’ll understand why they have such epic expectations.

The thing that’s always made Zebrahead stand out is their talent for genre mash-ups, with each member bringing a different influence to the table. These influences really stand out on Call Your Friends, from the typical pop-punk, to the heavy, metal infused tracks and the odd unusual songs that whilst sounding like nothing you’ve heard before, is still every bit Zebrahead.

Opening track Sirens is a trademark ZH tune, with vocalist/guitarist Matty Lewis starting off the first verse with a cheer-leader style spelling out of ‘fuck you’, and Ali Tabatabaee adding a ‘fuck off and die’. There’s chanty hey-heys, and an insanely catchy and infectious chorus to boot to. Palmer also brings a new level of 6 string intricacy to the band, with his screachy, complicated riff as a way of introducing himself to the fans.

With track titles like I’m Just Here For the Free Beer and With Friends Like These, These Who Needs Herpes, it’s clear the band, thankfully, haven’t matured a whole lot. The former’s “I don’t give a fuck…” lyrics giving the impression the song was written for playing live – the band feeding off a crowds energy like Freddy Krueger feeds off souls. The latter however, has an epic, metal streak, re-introducing the listener the darker, heavier side of Zebrahead. Tabatabaee‘s shouty vocals are made to sound angrier with the thumping drums and the again intricate guitar parts.

The album’s title track, and the first single to be released from it, is a perfect example of the high caliber pop-punk the band is capable of. It’s a song about booze, partying – generally having fun the ZH way – and the sound itself oozes that fun loving atmosphere.

A few of the songs wouldn’t sound out of place on Broadcast To The World, with their heavier sound – showing the bands’ metal influences. Born To Lose is a punky, anthemic one; whilst Automatic has a more serious feel – still pop-punk, but not as fast or heavy, and with more emotion.

Now for the unusual sounding one – Nerd Armor is the most unique track on the record, it’s still undoubtedly Zebrahead, but there’s a sleazy, almost arrogant guitar riff that adds an all new level of complexity. Don’t Believe The Hype is another good example of the bands’ talents for mashing up a multitude of genres to create their own unique sound and the closing tracks round up the album well, with the trademark sound you expect from the band – the final song, Last Call, subliminally making you want to listen to Get Nice (and the rest of the ZH back catalogue for that matter!).

4.5/5 – If Zebrahead have shown the world anything in the past 15 years, it’s that they ain’t no one trick ponies, and Call Your Friends proves that unanimously in one neat little 14-track package.