Zulu sign to Flatspot Records; debut video for “Straight From Da Tribe of Tha Moon”

Photo by: Nick Santana

Official press release:

Los Angeles powerviolence band Zulu has signed with thriving hardcore label Flatspot Records, who will release the band’s debut EP Our Day Will Come (2019) and its follow-up My People…Hold On (2020) on vinyl for the first time. To celebrate the occasion, the band has shared a music video for track “Straight From Da Tribe of Tha Moon”. Clocking in at just over a minute, the song features crushing guitars and an assertive vocal attack, while the video is a nod to LA hip-hop culture. As vocalist Anaiah Lei puts it:

“I really just wanted to make a cool video with low riders and a gang of homies posted up. On some LA-type business, truthfully taking it back to old school.”

Formed by vocalist Anaiah Lei (also of hardcore band DARE) in 2019, Zulu is rounded out by Dez Yusuf (guitar), Braxton Marcellous (guitar), Satchel Brown (bass), and Christine Cadette (drums). Citing influences from Jill Scott to Weekend Nachos, the band’s style is fiercely original laced with heavy breakdowns intertwined with samples of pivotal moments in black culture. The band will be heading out on a West Coast tour this summer with fellow California innovators Scowl and Sweet Soul, dates for which can be found below.

My People…Hold On / Our Day Will Come track listing:

  1. “Blackcurrant”
  2. “Now They Are Through With Me”
  3. “Straight From Da Tribe Of Tha Moon”
  4. “On The Corner Of Cimarron And 24th”
  5. “Do Tha Right Thing (And Stop Frontin’)”
  6. “We’ve Only Just Begun”
  7. “I Sit Alone In My Four Cornered Room Staring At Candles”
  8. “Things Ain’t Gonna Change”
  9. “Watching From The Sideline”
  10. “52 Fatal Strikes”

Tour dates:

8/12 Los Angeles, CA – Rec Center
8/13 Phoenix, AZ – Unit4
8/14 Albuquerque, NM – Eclipse Event Center
8/15 Denver, CO – Mutiny Cafe
8/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Beehive
8/17 Reno, NV – Holland Project
8/18 Sacramento, CA – Cafe Colonial
8/20 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
9/04 Los Angeles, CA – Rec Center
10/22-10/23 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (Promcore Fest)