This totaly great act from Amsterdam are coming over here to Blighty later this month. Arnold has done so much over the years in home town of Amsterdam and many many other places. Zea playing Leeds Cardidgan Arms on 24th of Sep, i still think he is looking for shows the night before and the night after, if anyone has a stage they can throw him on, please get in contact.
Zea is a breakpop mono from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Armed with guitar, mic, drum machines, sampler and synths, Arnold de Boer comes with fast-paced programmed drums, copious synth work, guitars that go from jangly to strummy on a moment's notice, and vocals that chant as much as they sing; 8-bit electronic sounds exploding all over the place, and at the same time a poptune isn't out of the question either.
Live is Zea fast and vicious, putting rock and roll into electronics, and pushing noisy loops into beat punk. Zea released four albums and many singles. The last two albums were released, especially for an Ethiopian tour, on cassette. In 2009 Zea released a 7" EP containing 7 songs, called "We Better Boil Soup of the Grown-Ups", in December 2009 Zea released "Super Cosmotics" a second 7" (both on his own Makkum Records), and the new album is released just now. After "Kowtow to an Idiot" (2000), "Today I Forgot To Complain" (2003) and "Insert Parallel Universe" (2006), "The Beginner"  is number four.
For the last seven years Zea has been playing all over the world, including 3 times USA, 5 times Russia, Canada, 9 times UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Balkan, Scandinavia. Zea also played many festivals like Moers (D) and Printemps de Bourges (F), Lowlands (NL), CMJ, SXSW (USA). In 2008 and 2009 Zea played 11 concerts in Ethiopia and one in Accra (Ghana). In 2010 Zea will tour in Russia, France, Spain, on the Balkan and in the UK. Since 2009 Arnold de Boer is also the new singer and guitarist of The Ex.