It started with two sisters, Jessica and Cristi Jo, of New York. A couple of guys and a girl later, they became what we now know as Zambri. The sisters write the songs and sing (with surprisingly huge voices for little bodies). Then join Chris, Andy and Carrie (who is seen playing electronics with her boots). Zambri generated some buzz after releasing their self-titled,debut EP last year, and became one amongst the few unsigned bands, to participate as an official act at both the CMJ & SXSW music festivals. Blogs and magazines try to pinpoint their unique sound, having compared them to the likes of Kate Bush, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Siouxsie, Bjork, Elastica, Cocteau Twins, New Order, and My Bloody Valentine.
I say they deliver a richly embroidered tapestry of sound. They balance creativity with commercial appeal and so their fan base will continue to grow.
They are currently working on their debut album, and playing some national tour dates this summer/fall.
Zambri – “Easier” (mp3)