British psychedelic pop band The Zombies are having quite the comeback recently. They played at Austin Psych Fest in 2014, played numerous well-received and well-attended shows at SXSW earlier this year, made an appearance on Austin City Limits and they’ve performed at the Glastonbury and Great Escape festivals in England. Not content on just playing the hits, The Zombies have just released a new album, titled Still Got That Hunger, produced by Chris Potter (of The Verve’s Urban Hymns fame) and due out on Oct. 9 via The End Records/ADA.
The Zombies formed in 1961 by Rod Argent (piano and vocals) and Colin Blunstone (vocals). Part of the famed British Invasion, the band had several successful singles here and across the pond with “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No,” and “Time of the Season.”
In 1968 The Zombies released the classic psychedelic album Odessey and Oracle. Breaking up before the album was released, the band never had a chance to play the material live. Several incarnations of the band did over the ensuing years, but, for the first time ever, all four surviving members of The Zombies will play the album in it’s entirety, and they’re taking it to America.
Argent and Blunstone will be joined by original bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy for the first time in over five decades. The band’s current form (Jim Rodford, formerly of The Kinks on bass, Rodford’s son Steve Rodford on drums, Tom Toomey on guitar) will also be on hand to play tunes from their upcoming album.
The tour kicks off in Dallas on Sept. 30, at the Majestic Theatre. They’re playing Austin the next night, Oct. 1, at the lovely Paramount Theatre. For more information, visit the The Zombies’ website here.