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Ghost vs Sanne - Make Me Suffer (because they are gone!) / THE ZIP VAULT

Ghost vs Sanne was a Swedish band which burst foth in 2009 with lead singer Sanne Kalsoon fronting a crew of renowned musicians and producers. In fact, producers "Ghost" (johan Ekhe and Ulf Lindstrom) were nominated for 3 Grammy's and were prominent in the careers of Robyn, Beverly Knight and others.

Introduced to Zip Records through amateur A&R legend Jim Baker (who doubled as a dentist to the poor and uninsured people in New York City), the band toured the US twice and were regulars at several New York hotspots.

The group was unfortunately short lived and by 2011 the players amicably parted but each continues to contribute to the amazing Swedish pop scene in their own ways.

"Nobody's Perfect", "Hold This Girl" and "Make Me Suffer" were the biggest hits but each song is a masterpiece of soulful pop music.

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Kensington, we saw it coming / The Zip Vault

The Dutch band Kensington have not only hit the big time in Western Europe, but have now confirmed a world tour with famed DJ Armin van Buren which will take them from Mexico to China to Brazil and numerous places in between...and are now on their to Rio de Janeiro to musically represent and support the Netherlands during the Olympics! 

Kensington also has three sold out shows at the 17000 capacity Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam this November! Their debut album "Borders" is exclusively available in the U.S. through Zip Records. 

Follow Kensington on Facebook to see their Rio adventures!

 

 

 

 

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Thirst were almost first / The Zip Vault

They weren't contenders....they were champs! Born out of the musically fertile area of Portsmouth, UK in the late 1990's, "thirst" were on the cover of Rock Sound Magazine (French edition), played regularly with the likes of Manic Street Preachers (French Edition), Llama Farmers and Bush and toured the U.S. in the fall of 2000. It was October, the New York Mets and the New York Yankees were playing game 7 of the World Series, and thirst tore the roof off of legendary N.Y. club Coney Island High. They opened for the alt rock "Spain" and Lisa Loeb opened for them in San Francisco! Perhaps most bizarre of all was the fact that the four boys in thirst were mostly 17 years old at the time - they needed to be escorted in and out of the various New York and California venues and remained sober throughout the 12 day trek. The one and only full lenght album by "thirst", "From Mouth to Skin" received rave reviews in Kerrang Magazine, Melody Maker and they were lauded by non other then Steve Lamacq (BBC) as one his newcomer favorites. "From Mouth to Skin" was the second release by then start up Zip Records. It remains in the top 3 of all time best sellers. The album is full of high charged rock 'n roll with an alternative edge and sounds as good today as ever.

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