Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Zkeletonz is Gav Venture, Ed Trotsky and Will Taylor. All of us were raised in the Midlands of the UK, a most glorious region! We drank lots of milk as children for the calcium content.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Gav is a former musical theatre student. Ed is a former house DJ. Will is a classically trained musician from orchestras and string quartets. He writes music fluently and plays piano, violin, guitar and bass.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

We play postpop, our own new genre, which represents postpunk style subversion of contemporary pop music. With a DIY ethos fueling everything; we self-produce, self-mix, self-master. Total creative control.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

We don’t accept negativity about music. Life is good. The global scene is very healthy right now. We realize how many exciting opportunities exist to hear others and collaborate. We meet amazing musicians constantly from every genre – online and in real life. We inspire others and they inspire us.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Our music video is not what we originally planned or expected. We advertised online to find collaborators. A talented individual contacted us who seemed perfect. Over 4 weeks, we agreed a budget, then exchanged phone calls and dozens of messages.
We then decorated Zkeletonz HQ for a reshoot of the iconic scene from The Usual Suspects (“Hand me the keys…”). And purchased costumes to imitate the characters EXACTLY. But the Director never showed up. We were left alone.
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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

The music industry no longer exists. At least not for us. In the 21st century, it seems fragmented and dysfunctional. A confusing, exciting mess. We prefer to see ourselves as an art project or a small independent creative business. Spreading joy through our music, across Europe and beyond!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

People, architecture, emotions, dreams, love, technology, history and philosophy.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

You tell us! We think Lady Gaga probably knows. But when she tells us, we will keep the secret and tell no-one.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Be happy. Don’t feel stress. The world could end soon. For now, let’s enjoy it together. Shake your bones. Dance!

Also, everybody is the same inside. Everything beyond the bones is cultural constructs. Deconstruct if you want sometimes, but be harmonious about it!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Love and live and smile and enjoy yourself. Follow your own dreams. Don’t let others tell you where to go or how to be. But listen to their advice about your music. Listeners’ ears are more neutral and reliable than creators’.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

We have all had a diverse mix of negative and positive past experiences in the music industry. But now our only focus is the future, built together as Zkeletonz. Nothing is more powerful than a collective, connected Zkeleton unit. If you want to start one with your friends, email us, we can teach you how.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Our music has been played by Channel 4 Sunday Brunch, BBC Introducing, Radio X (John Kennedy), Banks Radio (Canberra, Australia), Xpress Radio (Cardiff University), Uckfield FM, Subway Web Radio (Italy), Hillz FM 98.6 (Coventry), Razzmatazz Radio (Amsterdam), Touch FM (Stratford-Upon-Avon), The Big Purple Festival Radio Station (Wigan), NLive 106.9FM (Northampton), Shoreditch Radio, Cannock Chase Radio, and Boogaloo Radio.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

The majority is recorded in our bedrooms and rehearsed in Kafri Studios, under the railway line 10 minutes’ walk away from our apartment in East London.

We use a decent mastering studio called Secret Sundaze for the finishing touches. But we hire it at Christmas for cheap pricing and work with no outside producers or engineers.

Every member of the band is involved in every stage of the end to end process of producing a track. When we remix other artists, we do so as a band, playing new live accompaniment for their vocal composition.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

LCD Soundsystem, Tiga, Major Lazer, Hot Chip and Future Islands.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

We have remixed Femme, Youth Club, Jazz Mino, Kid Cupid, Alive By Night and Megatronic from Feel Up Records which is run by Major Lazer’s Jillionaire.

We’ve also collaborated with UK rapper Young Grandez on a remix of our own song Olympics & Chill, to give it some extra urban flavour. All these collaborations are ready for 2018! The Femme remix is already on Soundcloud and Youtube.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

@Zkeletonz on Instagram
@Zkeletonz on Facebook
www.zkeleto.nz

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

SPOTIFY

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ztejmS91AcqwLtDkevY1Y

ITUNES

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zkeletonz/id1070883699

DEEZER

http://www.deezer.com/us/artist/9600526

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Our happiest day was when we found our name. We danced with Cornish pagans on the Southern coast. Rural people from the remotest part of England, expressing their culture with true pride. The centre of the celebration was a giant horse’s skull. We jumped around it, joining hands with everybody else and following drum rhythms ringing out hypnotically across the grey night sky.

Our saddest day will be the one when this ends. But we plan to continue until enforced retirement or our return to the graves we originally came from!

Right now we don’t know yet if our lifespans are human. So we do our best to avoid fractures, breaks, fusions etc. It’s possible we are like vampires; this mission could be eternal.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Analogue synthesizers and drum machines.


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