Xul Zolar are a trio from Cologne who will release their debut EP Tides on October 16th. The title track is available to stream below.
Xul Zolar founding members Ronald Rottel and Marin Geier met in Cologne’s infamous Club Scheiße (Club Shit) back in 2011. They bonded over a mutual love of The Smiths and Talking Heads and decided to start writing songs together.
The trio was completed by drummer Dennis Hofmann and subsequently Xul Zolar were invited to play c/o Pop Festival, Immergut Festival, Appletree Garden Festival, Reeperbahn and Dockville before they had released any music at all.
While all three members have previously played in punk and hardcore bands, Xul Zolar play melancholic pop music with just a touch of post punk.
Thus far Xul Zolar have released a pair of DIY 7’’ singles, both of which sold out. ILAJALY, the first official from the Tides EP, was revealed last year. The remainder of the EP was finished earlier in 2015 and produced by Jochen Naaf (Polarkreils 18, Maxim) and Sven Ludwig (OK Kid) and is set for release 16th October via their own imprint and Jakarta Records sub label ASAMRA Records.