ZIO ANNOUNCE THEIR DEBUT
Ex-Karnataka musicians team up with Joe Payne and Franck Carducci for mammoth conceptual project.
Drummer Jimmy Pallagrosi has confirmed that his new band Zio are releasing their first single Xray at the end of September. It’s the first track from their ambitious full-length Flower Torania, which will be out later next year.
“It’s a concept album involving storytelling, fantasy and sci-fi inspired by the video games I grew up playing, and each of the characters in the story will be played by different vocal guests,” explains Pallagrosi. “I’ve written an accompanying story which starts with a small kid discovering a mini games console at his local skate park. I’ve even built the console which will be featured in Xray’s trailer.”
Former Karnataka bandmate Hayley Griffiths and ex-The Enid frontman Joe Payne appear on that first single, with Franck Carducci also confirmed as villain.
Zio play their first UK gig on October 21 at the Half Moon in London’s Putney. See www.facebook.com/jimmypallagrosiZIO. NRS
THE JOURNEY: ZIO LINEUP FOR XRAY’S VIDEO.