Born in 2011 in Florence, psych-garage experts of the Italian underground scene, Go! Zilla are currently formed by Luca Landi, Mattia Biagiotti, Fabio Ricciolo, Niccolò Odori and Federico Sereni. They have played all over Europe and the U.S.A.. Following "Grabbing a Crocodile" and "Sinking in Your Sea", "Modern Jungle's Prisoners" is their third album, published by the French label Teenage Menopause Records.

Listen to Modern Jungle’s Prisoners, the new record by Go!Zilla, the Italian garage band that conquered Europe

It’s an urban jungle and a jungle of new sounds, the one that the Florentine band Go!Zilla is going to explore in the third album Modern Jungle’s Prisoners: if the first can induce mental imprisonment, the second one leads to freedom of expression.

The emblematic cover image belongs to the German photographer Thomas Hoepker, also famous for the most controversial pic of American 9/11, and shows a mural of a forest in the South Bronx.

Modern Jungle’s Prisoners was released on 28 September 2018 by the French label Teenage Menopause RDS. Go!Zilla’s path, without geographical boundaries, continues with numerous gigs, in the United Sates, in Europe – recently, at the Levitation festival in France – and obviously in Italy, where the band has played at Rome Psych Fest.

Running away from the city and going into the nature, the garage-punk and the heavy psychedelia already handled in the previous records Grabbing A Crocodile (2013) and Sinking In Your Sea (2015) are here connected with new influences: afrobeat, acid rock near to stoner rock, references to Suicide and soundtrack music in the instrumental interludes. The nine tracks flow one into the other, in a sort of adventurous concept that includes the presence as a guest of Enrico Gabrielli (Calibro 35, PJ Harvey), on the sax in Falling Down Ground.

As an underground symbol of the Italian rock garage, in line with the international “new wave” represented by (Thee) Oh Sees, Ty Segall and so on, the Tuscan “monstruous” band chooses an autonomous direction, expanding the stylistic horizons and at the same time the line-up, actually composed by Luca Landi (voice and guitar), Mattia Biagiotti (guitar), Fabio Ricciolo (drums), Niccolò Odori (synth and percussions) and Federico Sereni (bass).

The thrilling first single Demons Are Closer is accompanied by a videoclip directed by Erika Errante: look at its lysergic and tribal imagery that recalls both the 70’s and the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s more eccentric ideas!

Life on the road, from the late 2011 of the foundation to today, from the stages of Primavera Sound 2013 to those of SXSW 2016, has never stopped for Go!Zilla and will continue, with its destructive force, over the next months. Yes, because the band begins 2019 with a new European tour. Here are the gigs confirmed at the moment.

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