First started in the small port city of Vitoria, in the southeast of Brazil, it was expected that Zemaria would have an attraction to the horizon of the Atlantic because of their roots. Since 2005 they have toured in Europe annually totaling more than 150 concerts in various cities of the Old Continent. Among them is the Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, La Fleche D’Or in Paris, Tacheles in Berlin or the Ilios Festival in Norway. In Brazil their connections to clubs and most relevant venues and festivals are astounding.
In 2010 Zemaria had a good impact in the brazilian media. The song The Space Ahead was chosen by Levi’s Music as a soundtrack to a video. Shortly after Zemaria was nominated for the Brazilian MTV Awards alongside artists Gui Boratto, Database and Boss n’ Drama.
Their latest works, by Sanny Lys (vocals), Marcel Dadalto (synths, guitars and vocals), Spon (bass) and Nego Leo (drums, synth), is the EP Any Distance, distributed worldwilde by PIAS. The EP’s title track features a delightful remix of the french Minitel Rose and the original version of the song “The Space Ahead” is now on the official soundtrack for FIFA 11 by EA Games - along with artists like LCD Soundsystem, Chromeo, MGMT, Caribou and more.
Now the band is in it’s new studio, working and preparing to play for the first time in the United States - debuts this March at SXSW and they will follow it with a tour across the country.
If they come through your town, it’s recommended not to miss the chance to see them on stage. Theirs shows are exciting and the music will make you want to dance all night and as said by the press always remarkable and innovative.
Summer not feeling very Summer-y? Life lacking a bit of sparkle? Fear not, armed with their durrty Brazilian beats, Zemaria are here to inject some much needed sunshine into your otherwise dreary existence. The Sau Paulo boys (and girl) are back with new album ‘11 Trax’ which is (yup, you guessed it) 11 tracks of pure funk ridden quality. Combining electro, disco, house and breaks, the album is a mixed up slice of deadliness. Album opener ‘Air Talk’ boasts a criminally infectious stomp and only the wheelchair bound could fail to dance to ‘Someone Else’… Scorchio!
“…the lysergic and dancing ‘10 Hours Left ‘, with a heavy bassline and beautiful voice of Sanny Lys…”
“(…) Surrounding electronic beats, synths and drawn and his outburst that may never be lacking in the chorus. It has to have a hard waist to stand still.”
“It’s a finnest electro that, live, turns into a legitimate collective of rock, if we take into account their stage presence.”
Bookings for USA - March/April 2011