Earthling Society - Zen Bastard
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accomplished album to date Zen Bastard. Drawing inspiration from Japanese bands such as Flower Travellin Band, Blues Creation, Far East Family Band as well as German legends Amon Duul2; the band has recorded a heavy psych space rock Monster.
Earthling Society is an English space/psychedelic rock band formed in Fleetwood, England in January 2004 by vocalist/guitarist Fred Laird and drummer Jon Blacow with bassist, David Fyall.
The band's debut album Albion was self-recorded by the band on its own 8 track studio and Santiago, Chile's Mylodon Records, were set to release the album in March 2005 before pulling out. When the band was seeking a deal for their next album, Berlin-based Nasoni Records heard Albion and released it on CD and vinyl formats. In August 2005 it was album of the month on Julian Cope's Head Heritage website. Cope stating that "Earthling Society is a 21st century guitar/bass/drums trio from Blackpool, in the north-west of England, that multi-tracks itself in such a manner that its debut album ALBION comes on more like your typical Krautrock commune ensemble (Amon Duul 2, Agitation Free especially) than the Blue Cheer, Grand Funk and High Rise heart attack that the power trio line-up would suggest.
A number of limited edition albums followed mainly released by Nasoni Records of Berlin and the London based 4Zero records.
Earthling Society also released a number of selected cover versions of 60's garage rock classics on Fruits De Mer Records compilations and in 2013 the band released the Zodiak album featuring new members Kim Allen (Bass) and Neil Whitehead (electronics).
In September 2014, Riot Season Records released a limited edition of 500 translucent green coloured vinyl LPs by the band: England Have My Bones, featuring a live rendition of Alice Coltrane's Journey in Satchidananda.
The album featured in many top 10 run downs of 2014 and all 500 copies were sold out within the first few months of release.
The follow up album Sweet Chariot was released in April 2016 on the German label Clostridium records.
At the end of April 2016, Earthling Society entered Dave Andersons Foel Studios to record their most most accomplished album to date Zen Bastard. Drawing inspiration from Japanese bands such as Flower Travellin Band, Blues Creation, Far East Family Band as well as German legends Amon Duul2; the band has recorded a heavy psych space rock Monster.
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