Legendary English underground band Zounds returns with their first new recording in nearly 30 years! Growing out of the squatter communities of London in the early 80’s, Zounds quickly became a key figure in the burgeoning anarcho-punk/DIY scene. Notoriously reclusive singer/songwriter Steve Lake has crafted ten new songs for The Redemption of Zounds; all retain the hallmarks of the band’s classic template with incisive lyrics, sharp guitars, satirical overtones, emotional terror and great, memorable tunes. Lake notes, “it is as bewildering, absurd, tragic and joyful as it ever was.” In his book History of Rough Trade, Rob Young described Zounds music as, “a distinctively paranoid and claustrophobic sonic crush that avoided formulaic protest song.” The band’s Rough Trade album, The Curse Of Zounds, is now seen as a classic of the genre and one of the most inspirational albums of the post-punk period.
(Overground Records)