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ZULU ‘A New Tomorrow’

Mar 17, 2023 | Punk, Reviews

As much a celebration of black culture as it is an evolutionary step for hardcore.

The shape of hardcore to come? Zulu’s A New Tomorrow is certainly a much anticipated album with the potential to transcend tags and genres, but this is a different beast, to say, Turnstile or Fiddlehead. Here we have fifteen tracks tightly packed into an exhilarating twenty nine minutes of unpredictable cut, thrust, and power. These guys must be a sight to behold live.

After garnering a healthy following on the back of two early EPs, founding member Anaiah Lei, approached the album with fresh perspectives. Messing with archetypes, and making a bold statement, A New Tomorrow is as much a celebration of black culture as it is an evolutionary step for hardcore.

Featuring snippets of lounge jazz, reggae, and a chilled Curtis Mayfield vibe, the sound periodically ignites with a mid-paced power-violence to churn the guts of the sturdiest of punks. It’s a stunning juxtaposition backed by a positivity to its lyrical perspectives in constraint to much of the scene.

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