Too Many Zooz
Sat Oct 1
Too Many Zooz
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Too Many Zooz
The curious thing about being a fan of brasshouse? You're pretty much talking about
being into one solitary but extremely unforgettable band: the amusingly monikered Too
The musical style was "branded" by drummer King of Sludge, who recognized that there
was no worthy existing classification for the New York trio, whose other two members
are the equally unclassifiable Leo P (saxophone) and Matt Doe (trumpet).
"Brasshouse is a high energy musical conversation," Matt insists. "Though I honestly
don't think there is a good way to describe it in words. It's about many different feelings
and sounds and emotions."
Or as KOS so decisively puts it, "I don't really care about what's happening in music -- I
just make art that I enjoy making."
It's exactly this indifference to convention and trend that has garnered Too Many Zooz a
fanbase that KOS describes as "wide-ranging and fanatical." One of those fans? In
2016, Beyonce asked them to perform with her at the Billboard Music Awards...and it's
quite possible they got just as much attention as did she.
After two years, a gazillion live performances and four EPs, their debut album Subway
Gawdz (an unsubtle reference to their birth in the underground stations of NYC), was
released to enthusiastic acclaim in 2016. Its sound was truly like nothing else, with
inescapable grooves that take in dub, soul, funk and ska, utterly exhilarating horn blasts
that shoot right up your spine, and, of course, equal doses of fun and attitude.
And right now, TMZ are riding higher than ever, surely poised for the leap into genuinely
widespread international recognition that was likley inevitable since they first set foot in
an NYC subway station. Indeed, following a deal with Ministry of Sound, their single
"Warriors" racked up major play on Radio One (if you think you haven't heard it, when
you hear it, you'll quickly realize you already have), followed by high-profile remixes from
the likes of Armand Van Helden and KDA.
Then, UK sensation Jess Glynne penned lyrics and added vocals to morph the song into
"So Real (Warriors)," which has been generating massive buzz while climbing the
European charts. In the meanwhile, a live video for "Car Alarm" has furtively racked up
more than 500K views in one week.
But surely signaling their mainstream "arrival"? A Canadian KFC commercial featured
the band and their songs -- so don't be surprised if listening to their music suddenly
makes you hungry.
Though they've also been up to more serious matters. Leo, in fact, was asked to play at
the BBC Proms Charles Mingus tribute at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in August 2017 --
certainly no small honor.
Yet for all this, the forward plan for Too Many Zooz, is, as ever, constant touring. The
reason is simple: it's their outrageous, electrifying live performances that consistently
continue to add the numbers to their growing worldwide legion of fans. Autumn 2018 will
take them coast to coast, from Seattle to Houston to Philadelphia, and across Europe,
with stops in Krakow, Strasbourg and Marseille, amongst others.
"I don't think there's any recording that can do a live performance justice," reckons Matt.
"You'll see people of all different colors, creeds, genders, ages, sexuality at our shows. I
really can't find a constant between them...besides liking our music -- haha."
But for everything that's happened in the last couple of years, the trio aren't actually all
that surprised by their success.
"I always knew we had something special," Leo enthuses. "Thousands of people
everyday loved our music...and I knew it would just continue to spread."