HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - The Zombies
HGTV has teamed up with Paste for our ninth annual party in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes both some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.
The official four-day party will be held at one of 6th Street’s biggest music venues, The Stage on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street), from noon to 6 p.m. In the days leading up to the event, we’ll post previews on the artists on the lineup.
Hometown: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Members Colin Blunstone (lead vocals), Rod Argent (organ,vocals), Tom Toomey (guitar, vocals), Jim Rodford (bass, vocals), Steve Rodford (drums)
Album: 2011’s Breathe Out, Breathe In
For Fans of: 60s Pop (in general)
For any serious music fan, The Zombies need no introduction. In their short time together, this English import—spearheaded by the incendiary keyboard of Rod Argent and the breathy tenor of Colin Blunstone— scored several chart-topping pop hits in addition to composing Odessey and Oracle, one of most beautiful and beloved rock and roll albums of all time. After their disbanding in late 1967, Argent and Blunstone have reunited on several occasions throughout the 90s and 2000s. Their most recent album of new material, Breathe Out, Breathe In was released in 2011.