ZELA, the sibling duo from the North-East of England, have created a dark and imaginative brand of Electronic-Pop.
The duo are no strangers to the world of music. Growing up together in rural North East England, the siblings frequently travelled the span of the country with their parents; their Father a touring musician for most of his career. Forming their first band aged 13, by the time their teenage years were over the siblings had amassed a lifetime of experience and knowledge, with hundreds of gigs under their belt, countless tours including North America and Europe, and years spent honing their songwriting craft together.
Following the breakup of their previous musical project, and inspired by their nostalgic Alt-80s influences and a new-found love for modern electronic music, ZELA was born; the name deriving from a vivid dream in which their Mother watched on as the pair played live; the name scrawled across a backdrop behind them. Armed with synthesizers, drum machines and a Macbook, new material emerged electronic-heavy, which only solidified their choice in musical direction.
You can keep up to date with ZELA across all major social media platforms at @thisiszela
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