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Zita Swoon

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Antwerp, Belgium (1993 – present)

Zita Swoon entered the music scene of Antwerp, Belgium back in 1993 under the name A Beatband with the EP Jintro Travels the Word in a Skirt. The group is typical of the musicscene in Antwerp, with members playing in numerous other groups. Its best known member is Stef Kamil Carlens (who at the time was still dEUS’ bassplayer as well), but the initial group also included Aarich Jespers.

The same group released Everyday I Wear A Greasy Black Feather On My Hat in ‘95 under the name Moondog Jr., and shortly thereafter were legally forced to change their name again. They settled on Zita Swoon, which means ‘intense desire’. The success of the album resulted in invitations to the Lowlands, Pinkpop and Torhout festivals. They also appeared live on MTV that year in Most Wanted with Michael Blair.

Their first appearance in the US was at the South by Southwest festival in ‘98. Zita Swoon has played at numerous locations, from New York to the Belgian Rock Werchter festival, the Holland Festival and also in Germany. They have been awarded the title Cultural Ambassador of Flanders in ‘99 (after DAAU and dEUS) and their work has been supported by the government with 1.5 million Francs.

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  • petersmuziek

    JosieWitchGirl is such a great song!

    16 Mar 8:07am Reply
  • Laerdya

    Beautiful!

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • dima_the_great

    love these guys! completely different from what I usually listen to, but this is great

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • devstones

    balance!

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • tYhJyYsRuLeS

    I want to draw your attention to a group I co-lead: BeNeLux Rock League! Maybe you want to join and support your favorite bands there! :)

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MarsAudiac

    Wonderful Music...I love this Band !

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Peace_man

    Moving through life as prey (the Band in a box version is amazing!

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hnky

    Iemand die "...Disco" en de daarop volgende medley heeft van Rock Werchter 1999?

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • maarten_wez

    I Paint Pictures on a Wedding Dress is the best, without a doubt. Some of the new material is a bit too much to the slick/poppy side for me.

    20 Jun 2009 Reply
  • MrRenaud

    on ne s'en lasse pas :)

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • bearberni

    dai anche qualche data in italia...come on, some show in italy!

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • marrkjuh

    ik heb ze toch al bijna allemaal hoor broer ;-) lekkere muziek, maar I paint pictures on a wedding dress blijft toch het meest uniek en best =)

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Roelio87

    Heerlijke band, niet echt bekend en moeilijk om aan album te komen maar als je hem dan hebt heb je wel lekkere muziek in huis :P

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • reteiP

    Fun For Free moet hier in diene top komen!

    14 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Miss_Foto

    Stef Kamil spreekt wel opvallend plat Antwerps, vind ik. Maar ach. (:

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • gOofytj

    <3 Zita Swoon & SKC Voor mij, beste band ooit, prachtige muziek! I don't wanne be alone, that's the way I am !!

    18 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Miss_Foto

    Ja!

    7 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Rariep

    Stef Kamil <33

    27 Jun 2008 Reply
  • bearberni

    stef's voice is amazing...

    27 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Miss_Foto

    Heel fijne muziek =]

    6 May 2008 Reply
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