ZXY are a classic rock band heavily influenced by early 1970’s bands such as:-Grand Funk Railroad, Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, early Black Sabbath and many others, in their own imitable style, which is to use bass guitar as the lead/solo instrument instead of ordinary guitar. This is achieved by Andro using an octave pedal to enable him to play through a bass guitar amp and guitar amp at the same time.
Andro was originally bass guitarist with the legendary NWOBHM band Witchfynde from 1975 – 1980. Witchfynde have influenced bands such as:- Metallica and Bauhaus. Witchfynde not only toured with Def Leppard on their first UK headlining tour but also played with bands such as Thin Lizzy, Girl School, Saxon and Iron Maiden to name but a few. During this time the band recorded their first album Give’em Hell with Andro on bass and backing vocals, the album was No1 in the UK music weekly Sounds independent chart for many weeks and the cd re-release of this album was voted no 25 in the best re-released albums of 2005 by Classic Rock magazine in the UK. Andro was also bass guitarist on three tracks of Witchfynde’s second album Stagefright before leaving the band.
His next projects after Witchfynde were as leader of the early 80’s bands Malleus and Sabotage where he teamed up with his future wife Shaz.
In 2006 Andro recorded a solo album called Dragonhead, with lyrics by Shaz and music by Andro. This was Andro’s first solo album and attempt at record production which has sold copies through out the world.
The idea for the band was conceived in 2010 as a vehicle to continue the song writing talents of Shaz and Andro Coulton after their previous band Prophets For The Damned unfortunately came to an end with guitarist Nick Higgins and Drummer Kirsty Coulton leaving the band because of college commitments. This has now culminated in the recording of 11 songs recorded during 2011 at Sharandor Studios. The album was recorded in the same not overly produced way that bands such as early Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Grand Funk Railroad etc, used so that it has a raw live energetic sound and the album is called Evolvalution.
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 02 Oct 2011 03:27 PM|
Take a thrilling trip back in time as you hear the superb Rock music on the CD, “Evolvalution,” by the group ZXY. This album is truly reminiscent of the’70’s and has all the right moves and grooves. Each track gives the listener a feel of the dark and edgier side of Rock music and so does the titles. The lyrics are riveting as they relate to everyday issues in life. The opener, “Anthem For the Damned,” blisters with searing vocals and guitars. “Dark Dreams,” is a song featuring gripping vocals and razor sharp guitars while emanating a dark and mysterious tonality. The track, “Peace,” is screaming with Rock attitude as this tight knit group dishes out a rocking beat that is totally spellbinding. Fans of the band Black Sabbath, will definitely appreciate the stirring Rock songs on the excellent album, “Evolvalution.”
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team