ZUN ZUN EGUI announces UK tour in support of The Pop Group // Listen to reworking of ‘African Tree’ inside…

Following their recent sell-out London show at Café Oto and much acclaim for new album, Shackles’ Gift, ZUN ZUN EGUI have announced another bout of shows supporting post-punk pioneers and fellow Bristolians The Pop Group. Those dates below…

Wednesday 6th May – Arts Centre – NORWICH

Friday 8th May – The Dome, Tufnell Park – LONDON

Saturday 9th May – Plug – SHEFFIELD

Sunday 10th May – CCA Arts Centre – GLASGOW

Monday 11th May – Kazimier – LIVERPOOL

Zun Zun Egui will also be releasing a trio of remixes digitally on Monday 30th March featuring Bo Ningen, Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung and Hello Skinny’s reworking of ‘African Tree’, which you can listen to below.

ZUN ZUN EGUI – “African Tree” (Hello Skinny Rework)

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Critical acclaim for Shackles’ Gift, out now on Bella Union…

“Shackles’ Gift is world music in the truest sense… Their cross-pollinating approach crams everything from highlife and reggae to post-punk into a funky, rock core… A command of melodies and songwriting ensures that it all fits together wonderfully, throwing a party for the world.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“Shackles’ Gift stuffs all the noise it can into its steamer trunk: Mauritian folk music, reggae, stadium rock, post-punk… The album vibrates with Talking Heads-style neurosis and the effect is exhilarating.” Q – 4 Stars ****

“Opening track ‘Rigid Man’ explodes into life like a punk Fela Kuti, all chiming guitars and dense polyrhythms; ‘African Tree’ arrives with a martial beat, guitars nodding towards Brazil’s hard-rock pioneers Nação Zumbi and vocals by an agitated David Byrne-alike, while ‘City Thunder has all this and a Lee Perry dub feel.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“The quartet weld psychedelia, dub, post-punk, stoner rock and serrated abstraction into bona fide hooks, and producer Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons allows them all to breath.” NME – 8/10

“A record of brilliant diversity that crosses easily between different musical cultures… There’s a real sense of invigorating abandon in the music led by singer Kushal Gaya’s idiosyncratic voice… An album that sounds necessary, important and captivating.” DIY – 4 Stars ****

“Zun Zun Egui are ardent cross-pollinators and improv adventurers, but theirs is a structurally savvy kind of post-punk, stuffed with hooks and grooves via kosmiche, funk, dub, tropicalia and afrobeat. Now, with their second LP, they’ve unleashed the rock monster within.” Uncut – 7/10

“Calls to mind the blues as played by PiL.” The Observer

 “Shackles’ Gift reveals a tougher, more concise group… A brilliantly realised concoction of dub, snakelike riffs and frontman Kushal Gaya’s strongest vocal performance yet, veering between philosophical musing to rabble-rousing fire.” Record Collector

“The band fuse Tropicalia, punk-funk, Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz and no-wave into a sound that’s very much their own.” Guitarist – 4 Stars ****

“… these stylistic vagabonds are just plain incapable of writing a song that doesn’t make you gurn with joy as your body writhes to its rhythm.” The Quietus

“genuine mind-bending greatness.” The Line Of Best Fit – 8/10

“exuberant, effervescent and exciting.” Drowned In Sound – 8/10

“a fantastic, thrilling voyage.” The 405 – 8.5/10

 For more information please contact luke@bellaunion.com