ZERO 7 RELEASE SHADOWS LIVE EP, GROUNDBREAKING BRITISH DUO AND SINGER-SONGWRITER LOU STONE UNVEIL NEW LIVE COMPANION TO LAST YEAR’S ACCLAIMED SHADOWS EP, LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS STREAMING NOW VIA YOUTUBE, SHADOWS LIVE EP AVAILABLE VIA BMG AT ALL DSPS AND STREAMING SERVICES
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Zero 7 are one of the most experienced, influential production teams in UK music. With a storied catalog and heaving awards cabinet, the electronic duo continually charge into the unknown. – CLASH
Groundbreaking, GRAMMY Award-nominated British duo Zero 7 have announced today’s release of Shadows Live EP. An all-new live companion to last year’s acclaimed Shadows EP, Shadows Live EP is available now via BMG at all DSPs and streaming services.
LISTEN TO SHADOWS LIVE EP
Shadows Live EP collects exclusive live performances filmed and recorded at Fish Factory Studios in Willesden, London just prior to last year’s lockdown. The EP includes the new single, Shadows (Live), available now at all DSPs and streaming services following its exclusive spring premiere by the legendary Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Like its predecessor, Shadows Live EP sees Zero 7, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, teaming with acclaimed new singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lou Stone for a spellbinding collaboration fusing the duo’s long-standing gift for soulful songcraft, lush arrangements, and inventive production with the London-based Stone’s standout vocal delivery. The performances, streaming now at YouTube HERE, feature additional backing from such celebrated musicians bassist Rob Mullarkey (Jacob Collier, Roisin Murphy), drummer Tom Skinner (Matthew Herbert, Sons of Kemet, Mulatu Astatke), violinist Sally Herbert (Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons), cellist Ian Burdge (Paul McCartney, Elbow, Ben Folds Five) and flautist Finn Peters (Frederic Rzewski, Bill Frisell, Sam Rivers).
Zero 7’s first collection in more than half a decade, Shadows EP is available now via BMG HERE. The EP was met by international critical applause upon its 2020 release.
Shadows EP is the first record Zero 7 has released in a decade. The wait was worth the time. – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
Shadows EP has all the feel-good, downtempo hallmarks of Zero 7 with the addition of Stone’s singer/songwriter sensibility. Stone’s voice is one of the connective threads of these songs, but it also has a malleable quality that wraps itself around the varied styles. He slips and slides over the polished strings of the shimmering title track and taps into his falsetto for the quiet and understated Outline. – FLOOD
ABOUT ZERO 7
Zero 7 are of course acclaimed worldwide for their distinctive brand of emotionally evocative electronic pop, spanning four remarkable albums, including 2006’s GRAMMY Award-nominated The Garden, along with three EPs, countless remixes, and visionary collaborations with such diverse artists as Sia, José Gonzalez, and Martha Tilston, to name but a few. Shadows EP followed a series of singles, including 2018’s Mono (Feat. Hidden) and Aurora, the latter marking Zero 7’s latest collaboration with longtime creative partner Jose Gonzalez, and 2019’s Swimmers, featuring vocals by rising UK-based singer-songwriter Jem Cooke. The duo have also been reissuing their back catalog on heavyweight vinyl with exclusive bonus tracks and remixes.
Zero 7 recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their modern classic 2001 debut album, Simple Things, with a very special Simple Things: The Archives playlist collecting live performances from the era alongside rare sessions, cover versions, exclusive collaborations and much more. Simple Things: The Archives is streaming now.
WATCH SIMPLE THINGS: THE ARCHIVES
ABOUT LOU STONE
Lou Stone is a rising multi-instrumentalist & songwriter. Although a Londoner by birth, much of Lou’s youth was spent in Sydney, playing in local bands and exploring his ever-growing passion for music. It was while studying in Australia that Lou Stone fully realized his true calling was music, so he swiftly left Sydney behind to busk his way around the cities of Europe, performing early versions of his songs in diy mly lit streets and on metro station platforms. He now finds himself back where it all began, in London, and has spent recent years honing his craft, writing and recording, with 2019 bearing the first fruits of his output in the shape of an independently released debut EP.
Still relatively new to the scene, his rich, evocative, and versatile vocals haven’t gone unnoticed, with Lou picking up support from the likes of The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, high profile playlistings from Spotify, and of course the ears of Zero 7. The future looks bright for this exceptional talent.
LISTEN TO SHADOWS (LIVE)
WATCH TAKE MY HAND FT. LOU STONE (LIVE SESSION)
WATCH AFTER THE FALL FT. LOU STONE (LIVE SESSION)
WATCH OUTLINE FT. LOU STONE (LIVE SESSION)
- Shadows (Live)
- Take My Hand Ft. Lou Stone (Live Session)
- After The Fall Ft. Lou Stone (Live Session)
- Outline Ft. Lou Stone (Live Session)