Three years have passed between the previous Hungry Dogs (In The Backyard) and the present Places Where We Go In Dreams. A subsequent gap at the end of which we could imagine Zëro coming back with a long play. But we were wrong and the band takes us by surprise with the most direct and sharp 7 tracks of its whole catalogue. And the least we can say is that the shorter format fits him perfectly well.  There is no place at all for uncertainty here, and Zëro hammers us with a large quantity of riffs coloured with a real punk urgency, stronger than ever.

Places Where We Go In Dreams is 25 minutes of rock which fluctuate between modernism and old-school, inside which there are brilliantly catchy melodies melted with frenzy rythms, the whole being lead by a more and more impressive Eric Aldea.

Zëro improves from album to album, integrates its past as the best of references in order to establish a new identity and write a new page in its story. Places Where We Go In Dreams obviously is the statement of a band which has nothing more to prove but has the will to bring things a step further. Would it be in its furious moments or in its more atmospheric sections, Zëro now is a master in its art to create a permanent tension. Sometimes completely with restraint, sometimes alienated, Place Where We Go In Dreams stands apart in is ability to bury the listener under an addition of details, without suffocating him.

A true talent which is only possessed by just a few people.


Live !
Live ! Live !

To come :

23/10 - BOURGES @ Le Nadir
24/10 - TOURS @ Le Temps Machine
25/10 - RENNES
@ Le Jardin Moderne
26/10 - BOBIGNY @ Canal 93


2014 :

19/03 - DIJON @ Les Tanneries
- BESANCON @ Les Passagers du Zinc
- STRASBOURG @ Stimultania
22/03 - NANCY
@ Le Royal Royal
24/03 - MONS (BE) @ Le Phoenix
- BRUXELLES (BE) @ Café Central
- LILLE @ L'Antre 2
- DUNKERQUE @ Fructose
28/03 - BLOIS @
Chez Mathieu
- SAINT ETIENNE @ Ursa Minor

2013 :

october 9th - Lyon, Sonic
october 10th - Toulouse, Les Pavillons Sauvages
october 11th - Fumel, Festival After Before
october 12th - Montpellier, Black Sheep
may 18th @ Paris (FR), Le Point Ephémère, Mind Your Head #11 w/ Marvin, Mica Caugh, Three Second Kiss


07/03/12 - Montpellier (34) - Mojomatic
08/03/12 - Pau (64) - Localypso
09/03/12 - Bergerac (24) - Houlala Rock
10/03/12 - Clermont-Ferrand (63) - Raymond Bar
11/04/12 - Bourg-en-Bresse (01) - La Tannerie (w/ Electric Electric)
12/04/12 - Annecy (74) - Brise-Glace (w/ Electric Electric)


19 Octobre 2011 au Point Ephémère / PARIS
20 Octobre 2011 au Select / LILLE
21 Octobre 2011 au Magasin 4 / Bruxelles / BELGIQUE
22 Octobre 2011 à La Friche Laiterie / STRASBOURG
19.03.2011 BRUXELLES (BE) @ Magasin 4 w/Lydia Lunch & Big Sexy Noise


Press quotes

''A mainly instrumental, dark and modern music that uses stress to illustrate a sublte writing and a pleasure to play again together'' (Elegy)

''Joke Box is an easy to listen album that enchants us and takes up things where they stopped'' (Noise)

''Based on the practice of the collective improvisation, the group offers to us an instense music'' (Le phare)

''By taking sometimes some tortuous ways, Zëro found a new way, his way, the sole one'' (491)

''Joke Box: an admirable disc full of darkness and intensity'' (longueur d'ondes)

''Zëro surprises and surpasses. At the same time unpredictable and inspired, the group opens his world's doors through his songs'' (Bokson)

''Zëro represents much more than the beginning of a new adventure. He gives a second life to a group of musicians known in the past under the name of ''Bastärd''. Together they have brought oxygen to the french music'' (Les choses.com)

''On the occasion of their starting, Zëro succeeded in releasing a musically approachable album with a high quality esthetic. Given that the commitment of the creators, the result could not be low'' (Indess-ence.blogspot.com)

Press review

To download "Joke Box" press review, please click here.


Photo credits : J.M. Touzin


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