Bombed Out and artist news
Posted: 29th January 2017
Zapiain return with their sophomore album
It's been a while but it finally gives me great pleasure to announce the next release on Bombed Out. Zapiain follow up 2011's (has it really been that long?) Jibberjabber album with the equally brilliantly titled Giantnormous.
11 great songs that build on that classic UK melodic punk sound so loved by bands that have spring up from the Wakefield post-code area in the past (Zapiain hail from Dewsbury).
The album is at press right now and will arrive on clear blue vinyl this spring. The LP will be a co-release between ourselves and All In Vinyl Records. The band are currently planning launch gig so expect news on that soon.
In the meantime, here's the first song from the album, titled "My New Home". Enjoy.
Posted: 20th February 2011
The debut album from Leeds' own Zapiain has arrived and, judging by the number of copies that flew from the distro at NYNS, it's already going down rather well...
Recorded, like most Bombed Out releases, at Soundstation Studios in Horbury (as an aside: The Dauntless Elite and Homebrew have both been recording there this month!), Jibberjabber is an incredible album. Fans of Jawbreaker, Blueline Medic and Pezz really need to give this a listen but fans of UK punk rock in general will be pleasantly surprised by the nods given to older scene heroes like Hooton 3 Car and Leatherface.
From the restrained punk of opener Last Chance to the almost folky (but not in a dirty folk-punk way) album closer, By All Means, the band have crafted one hell of a debut and we're really rather please to have helped them release it (with help from US label Unsane Asylum).
The album will be in the shops (and available digitally) the 4th April or you can buy it from us or the band now.
Posted: 1st October 2010
Following on from The Amistad and Peachfuzz, we'd like to formally welcome our third new band to the Bombed Out stable this year: Zapiain.
Zapiain have been playing in and around Leeds since mid-2006 and, having self-released 2 great little EPs (2007's ERM... and 2009's Wrong In Our Own Way), earlier this year decided it was time to assemble their debut full-length: Jibberjabber (whether this is a reference to Chris' lyrics is unconfirmed).
Recorded at Soundstation Studios during the 2010 World Cup, the band definitely did a lot better than the England team did. With long-time Bombed Out collaborator Mark Sturgess (The Amistad, Fig. 4.0, The Dauntless Elite, Dugong etc.) twiddling the knobs it's no surprise that Jibberjabber retains that distinctly British punk rock sound while Chris' melancholic vocals bring to mind Jawbreaker, Blueline Medic or, at times, Face To Face. You can hear a handful of tracks from the album by pointing your browser to the Jibberjabber page here.
The album should be out around about January 2011 and will be a co-release with John from x1984x Zine's Tennessee based record label, Unsane Asylum.
We're definitely happy to be working with another Leeds-based band again (well, OK, Dewsbury-based, but close enough) and having already shared more than a few beers with the band I can honestly say they'll fit right in on Bombed Out!