With a sound akin to the psychedelic British rock of the late 1960’s, The Who and Fleetwood Mac being obvious influences, Electric Zoo bring the warm, retro sounds of the Sixties mixed with their own talent straight into the 21st Century. The band have managed to create a sound that is minimal and memorable, guitars twang and drums beat with an infectious energy that is the bands’ calling card. The band acquired their name from a friend who said that they ‘looked like wild animals plugged into electric sockets’, a tag that suits the band in both sound and look.
The Tel-Aviv three-piece has come a long way since forming in 2009. Electric Zoo have gained a faithful and ever-growing following in Israel after playing countless venues and festivals, and now aim to add to their numbers with the release of their debut offering.
In creating this new album, the band stuck rigidly to the retro, minimalistic roots so embedded in their music. Equipment which was only available in the 1970’s was allowed in the studio, and they created a ten-song album in the space of four days.