SHEZOO

I don’t know why but for some reason I can’t stop thinking of Zed Yago whenever I see the name SHEZOO. But that is my brain in a nut shell. This is still a cool band that needs your attention. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

we live in a world where there are literally millions of bands to check out. What do you have that sets you apart?
-Honestly: you tell us, we´re just one more other band.
We put our whole passion, energy and power in all we create. We`re conscious about the fact that everything is temporarily, so we do it the way we like it.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-Shezoo became alive at the beginning of 2006 with 6 women.
Our name means, like it says `She – Zoo` and for those who cannot speak it out right, it`s schizo.
Know it one `Lady with 3 Guys who you can connect with different animals.
Symbolic like different characters.

What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-We lived in the greatest time in Rock/metal scene, the 80s. Till this day it has so many bands, who inspired us with there music, lyrics and/or shows.
Living in this system gives lot of inspiration and making music keeps you away from the shrink

What is the advantages/disadvantages of CD and vinyl these days of internet promotion where digital seems to be king?
-You say it: Seems to be king but isn`t. We think everyone wants to buy a CD and a vinyl of his favorite band but not everyone has the money for it. The price
of living has risen so much that many of us must choose where they spend the money. The social media has given us the opportunity to observe much more and more and faster than ever. Especially for those who do not know the peace anymore, buy a vinyl, the excitement on your way home, can not wait to put it on the player, and then to listen relaxed to those for which you have put your money aside. We live in a time where things go fast and just then it is art to seek tranquility.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-As long as we have electricity everything is fine and there is no panic.
But if we`ve none-anymore, we don`t know how many of us want to live on.

What part does art work and lay out play? Any message that you want to bring forth with it?
-Art work and lay out are like brother and sister, they are close with each other
but can be different as well. It`s ultimately about their opinion and values.
If you look at our layout and listen to our songs carefully you`ll see and hear.
Very important is that no matter how crazy it is what you want to do, be honest and do it with lots of love and fun. Don`t be a system puppet, it will not make life easier but more valuable.

Is it a whole different way to promote a band today with all these social media channels? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way? Playing live and word of mouth.
-Yeah, times change, but it has also something beautiful, we`ve reached people we never would have achieved without social media. In 12 Years we are joyful for the fact
that there are always more people in different countries who see us and like what we`re doing.
Playing live it`s still the most honest way to show yourself to your fans, as a band you`re standing `almost` naked. They can see your soul and much more.

Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
-Shezoo lives in Switzerland but engaged with foreigners. We live for music and that`s one of the reason why we do not belong anywhere and that`s it.
Making or hearing music should make you feel free from problems and meanings and opinions. As long you have your heart on the write place

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Touring and playing concerts means seeing and being with your fans and that`s a beautiful experience to fill the joy of people who want to see and talk to us, Just because they like your music, that`s a real sense of feeling that every musician must be aware of.

What will the future bring?
-Look into the stars, maybe they`ll tell you something someday.

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