Zee Gachette on stage singing in Z-Star

Zee Gachette on stage singing in Z-StarWith three album behind her Zee Gachette can hardly be considered a ‘new artist’ but with a
new EP from her current band Z-Star we think her seductive vocal wrapped around a chunky soul groove deserve a wider audience.

Sometimes music is just something you listen to and sometimes it is something you feel.

You stand in front of a stage and you feel not only the physical vibrations in the air but something less tangible, the energy of the artist as the creative spark igniting the performance before you. Everyone’s been to at least one gig like that, right?

But even for artist’s that excel at projecting their energy live it doesn’t always transfer to record. Zee Gachette, in her Z-Star incarnation, doesn’t have to worry about that with her frankly wonderful new EP, 16 Tons.

Nowhere near a new artist, Zee is already a musician’s musician with massive global performances under her belt and indeed three albums already released under this name but the buzz around her is growing taking her from sidelines to centre stage.

The EP is full of energy, full of wonder, just full of life. There’s all kinds of great sounds to luxuriate in here – a Hendrix-inspired riff, a Led Zep-influenced groove, smoky vocals that go from blues to soul to disco and all the way back again. The sound is seductive, creative and just downright good.

You can find Z-Star on her website and Facebook. You can catch her live at the EP launch tomorrow night (31 May) at Dingwalls, London.

All words by Sarah Lay. You can read more from Sarah on LTW here or follow her on Twitter.

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Sarah is a former editor of Louder Than War and a freelance music writer for numerous other publications online and in print. Co-owner of Reckless Yes Records she has put out music by LIINES, Pet Crow and lots of other awesome bands as well as put on shows by bands including Bivouac, Mark Morriss, Desperate Journalist and Dream Nails. She's an author, user experience designer and digital content strategist, as well as an occasional broadcaster. Sarah is a compulsive collector of coloured vinyl, a believer in the boogie and is in love with possibilities.

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