“Zulu Pearls makes pop records.”
Beneath the surface of any throw-away pop culture landscape there are always hidden gems waiting to be found. Zulu Pearls are a gem of a band. DIY but not Lo-Fi, nostalgic but not retro, Zulu Pearls capture the cynical romanticism of the 21st Century’s first twenty-somethings with a spirit and swagger both familiar and fresh. Melancholic pop melodies and elentlessly minimal arrangements driven by over-it lyrics and a rhythm section with equal parts swing and power make
Zulu Pearls an instant contender.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
For some reason I can only think of Local H with Stone Temple Pilots. I remember being asked to leave my chain wallet outside. That might have been it unfortunately.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Either some basement or living room in Richmond,VA or this bar I loved, Heartbreaker, here in Berlin that is now called the Black Lodge. Ideal bar in Copenhagen with Tennis with all our Danish friends around was great.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Just went to Roskilde and saw the Boss and Refused who were both fantastic. I know I’m forgetting some band I saw in a bar who were the embodiment of everything positive about bar bands, but that’s the nature of one I suppose. They just come and make your night and you don’t even know their name.
What is the gig you would most like to play?
Really looking forward to playing with all my close friends at the Black Cat on the 29th and having a little homecoming of sorts. The Tender Thrill and More Humans.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
The Clash, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, Biggie, Tupac, Cam’ron, Serge Gainsbourg, The Stooges, Ronettes, John Lennon and George Harrison doing their solo stuff. And then we play some after party and they all come and hang out.
Catch Zulu Pearls Sunday, July 29th at Black Cat