Go Back To The Zoo
Go Back to the Zoo are from Amsterdam. At a tender age brothers Teun (Guitar) and Cas (Vocals) were given a Guns ‘n’ Roses record by their grandmother and they have been making music ever since. Meeting Drummer Bram at high school and completing their line-up by discovering Lars in a 4am. queue for Strokes tickets and convincing him to take up bass. With a shared passion for the Stones, Velvets, Kings of Leon, pop-culture and art Go Back To The Zoo was formed.
A 2008 self-released EP led to synchs including a global Nike advert and attention from tastemaker radio and press. Two 2009 singles, a deal with Universal Holland and national awards including ‘best new artist’ and ‘best rock band’ followed. Their 2010 debut album ‘Benny Blisto’ peaked at #3 in Holland selling over 25,000 copies it is still in the chart a year after release having spawned 6 singles. 2011 awards have included 3FM’s Best Band and Best Rock. The band have a great live reputation with performances at over 60 festivals (including Sziget Hungary; SXSW, Pinkpop, Lowlands where they sold more CD’s than any artist appearing, Exit Serbia, Eurosonic/Noorderslag) and sold out 17,000 tickets in advance for their recent club-tour. At the moment, Go Back To The Zoo is preparing for their second album and expanding their territory.
Go Back To The Zoo – Benny Blisto (Universal Music) released 13th of August 2010
Entered the charts at number 3
Sold more then 25.000 copies (GOLD)
In the Top 100 for over 52 weeks
Most sold albums on Lowlands Festival 2010
Go Back To The Zoo – Electric (Universal Music) 2009
Used in a Mentos chewinggum commercial.
#1 iTunes Top 100
#15 Single Top 100
Top 40 listing
Megahit @ 3FM Radio
Live at Pinkpop 2011:
Go Back To The Zoo – Beam Me Up (Universal Music) 2009
Nike campagne V For Victory:
Comedy Central Californication promo commercial.
#82 Single Top 100
Live at Lowlands 2010:
Go Back To The Zoo – Hey DJ (Universal Music) 2010
#67 Single Top 100
Megahit @ 3FM
Go Back To The Zoo – I’m The Night (Universal Music) 2010
Live at Lowlands 2010
Go Back To The Zoo – Fuck You (Universal Music) 2010
Go Back To The Zoo – Smoking on The Balcony (Universal Music 2011)
3voor12 Dutch New Coming (2008) (3voor12 is Holland’s largest alternative music media platform).
3FM Serious Talent (2008 & 2009)
Esquire Best Dressed Band (2009)
3FM Award Nominated for Best Alternative, Best New Act
3voor12 #5 Best Song Of The Year
3FM Awards Best Band (2011) Best Rock (2011)
3voor12 Nominated Best Album Of The Year
2010 Played over 60 Festivals in Holland (Lowlands Festival) 15 in Germany
2011 Played over 40 Festivals in Holland (Pinkpop Festival) 5 in Germany
Go Back To The Zoo played SXSW 2010 (USA). SZIGET FESTIVAL 2011 (HUNGARY), EXIT FESTIVAL (SERBIA), REEPERBAHNFESTIVAL (GERMANY), EUROSONIC/NOORDERSLAG (NETHERLANDS)
Cover of OOR Holland’s largest and oldest popmagazine: