"Following the release of their ‘Simple Science’ EP in August last year, Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns, better known as Zero 7, announce they have a new E.P. coming this Spring. As a nod to their very early, pre-major label days and the very first music they released; ‘E.P.1’ and ‘E.P.2’, this new E.P. is entitled ‘E.P.3’.
Speaking of the new music, the band said, “Late last year we finished a couple of stray songs we'd been working on and have been trying to find a suitable home for them since. As they didn't really fit with much else we were doing at the time, they were put aside while we thought about what to do with them.... To us, they seemed to share something with the Mark Hollis cover we did a while ago so we've buddied them up and thrown in a little instrumental for good measure and come up with the imaginatively entitled it 'E.P.3'. Hope you enjoy.”
Once again, the band called on some previous collaborators to feature on the E.P. Australia’s Danny Pratt features on lead track ‘400 Blows’, which finds the duo in exquisite form, positioning soft electronics, alongside some gorgeous piano passages, all stitched together with their wonderfully atmospheric, cinematic production.
On the second track ‘The Colour of Spring’, London’s Only Girl lends her luscious, dulcet voice, complimenting the song’s dark, brooding soundscapes perfectly. ‘Last Light’, the third track on the EP, features the inimitable José González, delivering an unmistakable vocal performance. Next is ‘Crush Tape’ is a wonderful, experimental electronic instrumental, closing the vinyl EP in excellent fashion." // PRESS*PLAY>>