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But what the hell is a Ziphead you ask?
Way back in 2006 three young punk brothers from St Albans, a grim satellite town of London, discovered 50’s Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly and The Zipheads were formed. Initially known as The Runaway Boys, a rock’n’roll revue band, they played every sweaty pub, town hall and social club in the South East bashing out 50’s classics with a punk sensibility and more than a nod to the pub rock scene of the 70’s. Though too punk for some purists, The Zipheads soon found a home in the psychobilly scene where their punk-infused rockabilly made a lasting impression and has seen them play with such legendary bands as The Meteors, Guana Batz, Demented Are Go, King Kurt, Mad Sin and many more as well as being invited to play festivals across Spain, France, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.
In 2013 they self released their very well received debut album Prehistoric Beat, a thrilling mix of punk, rockabilly, reggae, ska and swing featuring their (almost) legendary version of Toots & The Maytals “54-46 Was My Number”.
Of course, more touring followed and in 2015 The Zipheads signed a publishing deal with Bomber Music and released a 7” single ‘Just Don’t Seem To Care’ on top independent UK label Western Star Records.
They finished the year by heading into the studio to record the brand new album ‘Z2: Rampage!’ and we’re back to the beginning.
The Zipheads are
Ray – Guitar & Vocals
Tom – Double Bass & Vocals
Will – Drums