Zoophyte roar back with rock

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

an al­most five-year hia­tus, Mel­bourne band Zoophyte are back with a new line-up and fresh sound on a na­tional tour ahead of the re­lease of their new al­bum, Some­where Else­where. With mu­si­cian changes and sonic re­struc­tur­ing, fans can ex­pect a very dif­fer­ent band this time around. ‘‘The old for­mat of the band was a five-piece and we were all into dif­fer­ent styles and types of mu­sic,’’ front­man Cam Lee says. ‘‘Ev­ery­one is on the same track and it feels like a new band.’’ Lee says the band has steered away from its blues-folk sound and de­vel­oped a more rock vibe. ‘‘It’s a much big­ger, larger sound,’’ he says. ‘‘We use a lot of de­layed gui­tars and ev­ery­one sings – there’s def­i­nitely a stronger, rock­ier edge to our sound.’’ Some­where Else­where fol­lows Zoophyte’s 2007 de­but An­other Point of View with Lee say­ing the band made a deal to write one song a week for a year. ‘‘Four or five months in, we had close to 60 or more songs started,’’ he says. ‘‘From there, we started to demo around 30 of them, recorded 16 for the al­bum and then chose 13 from that. A lot of the songs are re­la­tion­ship based I guess, not just part­ners but also the re­la­tion­ships that ex­ist with friends and fam­ily but all of them are open to how­ever you want to in­ter­pret them.’’

Zoophyte play the Miami Tav­ern to­mor­row at 8pm. Tick­ets are $10.

Zoophyte launch their new al­bum

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