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 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.
The band is now set to release their new album, ‘Z2:RAMPAGE!‘ on 11th November via Bomber Music.
The first taste of the new album is the single ‘Rampage‘ which can be heard below.
In 2013 they self released their debut album ‘Prehistoric Beat‘, a mix of punk, rockabilly, reggae, ska and swing featuring their 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.