credit: Mathieu Fortin
Sweet rock and roll tunes shaped with whatever’s at hand and their trusty shitty instruments : that about sums up the mindset guiding the guys of Zen Bamboo.
Coming together in 2014 under a warm sunset as questionable as their name, the band is quick to make an impression. In less than a year, they release a demo titled Sur le corner, which allows the young men to grace the stage of the Festival de Granby and M for Montreal. They also meet musician Thomas Augustin (Malajube, Jacquemort) who becomes the engineer and producer of the band’s long-awaited debut album.
However, this opus suddenly takes rather peculiar dimensions, as they opt for a more progressive launch strategy. Indeed, the Bamboyz are treating us to a four-chapter decomposed album released over the course of a year.
They serve the first slice in July 2017 with of Volume 1 : Juvénile, filled with garage rock infused tracks and playful self awareness. After explosive performances all summer long, the quatuor presents a second chapter, Volume 2 : Plus mature, plus assumé, released in November 2017. The fourth and final volume is set to hit shelves in the Summer of 2018 for everyone’s hearing pleasures.