To give you an idea of where they sit musically, music lovers will like them if they like Gogol Bordello, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Molotov Jukebox.
With titles as intriguing as ‘Quafftide’, ‘Party Sarnie’, ‘Devils Doorbell’ and ‘Life’s a Gas Bill’, The Charm Account* is an album full of surprise, satire and sexiness, and is a refreshing antidote to the woes and weariness of modern life.
The album has been dubbed their most political yet, with songs reflecting on bankrupt government, social injustice and the runaway train of 21st century consumerism, these jostle happily alongside the band’s trademark satirical sing-a-longs and celebratory anthems for which The Zen Hussies have become celebrated for.
A veritable Pandora’s Box, The Charm Account draws on various influences including Vintage Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Ska, Pre-War Jazz, Mariachi Brass and Soulful Latino – all infused with a feisty Post-Punk attitude and a terribly English sensibility.
The album artwork is a neo-medieval woodcut by Welsh-based maverick artist John Abell which ties in beautifully with the atmosphere that the tracks imbibe.
It is a self release and is available HERE -
CD - £10
Digital download - £7
Limited edition vinyl - £20
*NB: The Charm Account, for those not in the know, refers to being able to go out on the town without paying for any drinks, on account of your inimitable charm!
Praise for The Zen Hussies:
“Boundary decimating, skank-tastic combo who leave no dance-floor unshaken.” – Buena Vista Social Club Presents
“The sonic definition of happiness!” - Festival Eye Magazine
“Just like their live performance, Continental Adaptor is a captivating, cavorting, swank ridden beast caked in opulent, more-ish magnificence, opening track Kecker-Rocker is the audio equivalent of tearing down bunting with your teeth.” - 24/7 Magazine
“Born showmen with one eye on the absurd, The Zen Hussies play songs that lodge in the head like well-aimed bullets, creating a sea of beaming revellers on a dance-floor bursting at the seams.” - Venue Magazine