Punk rockers Love Zombies have announced the release of their debut album Passionfruit on June 2nd. The band will also be returning to the UK to perform at Camden Rocks Festival on June 3rd and Download Festival on June 11th after the roaring success of their co-headline tour with The Amorettes last year, which included two sold-out London shows.
The video for the album’s power-pop anthem ‘Birthday’ was filmed at the sold-out closing night in Camden and showcases their explosive live energy accompanying the raucous party track, which ignited crowds across the country.
To coincide with the release of Passionfruit and their UK shows, the band will also be recording the live album No Slow Songs at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The album is available for pre-order via Pledge Music here, with rewards including the opportunity for fans to go to the studio for the session, and to be involved and immortalised on the recording.
Formed by songwriters Hollis Mahady and Davey Fitzsimon, Love Zombies create a distinctive brand of pop, punk and new wave with a strong 60’s/70’s influence channeling the likes of Blondie and The Ramones.
Lead singer Hollis calls Love Zombies’ music high vibrational rock and roll and goes on to say that, “Love Zombies is more than a band to me. It’s a lifestyle choice. Choosing to live as a Love Zombie is waking up and choosing to try to live consciously on a daily basis from a place of love, empathy, compassion and respect for yourself and others. I try to incorporate these kind of important messages into our music in a fun, lighthearted and meaningful way.”
Passionfruit was born last year when Hollis and Davey’s songs caught the attention of legendary producer Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Jimmy Eat World, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Eleven) and saw the pair fly out to Los Angeles to record the album bringing in the help of Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age, Zakk Wylde, Eagles Of Death Metal) on drums.
With unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, their energy, rawness and authenticity on stage has earnt them a formidable reputation and has seen them perform throughout Europe at many festivals including Reading and Leeds, Download, Groezrock, and The Warped Tour.
Hollis’ intensity and performance on stage has been compared to a young Iggy Pop while her vocal range, in one phrase, can go from Courtney Love to Gwen Stefani. They have opened for acts such as L7, The Primitives, Alkaline Trio, The Wildhearts and Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s among others and toured the UK with the legendary punk band Stiff Little Fingers.
Backed up by their strong songwriting abilities, dedication and determination to their craft, Love Zombies have earned a dedicated group of followers known as the ‘Love Zombies Army’.