Far Out Recordings are proud to announce the new project from Nina Miranda & Chris Franck - Zeep. Nina and Chris were involved in two of the biggest selling and critically acclaimed Brazilian influenced acts of the past decade - Smoke City (still remembered for their seminal 'Underwater Love' track) - and Palm Pictures' signed Da Lata.
From cosmopolitan London to inspirational Brazil, Zeep bring you music inspired by the attitude of the 70s when music was live, urgent, right-on, scruffy, funky and folksy. Imagine Led Zep, The Meters, Joni Mitchell and The Beatles jamming in Brazil with Tropicalistas such as Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil & Os Mutantes - where rock n roll, funk and classic pop get spiced up with a little samba magic - and you're on the right track.
'Super' is a blast of psychedelic folk funk where our 'super-hero powers can take us high', whilst 'Agua', the first ever Nina & Chris song, is a punchy baião inspired by the spirits of those deceased, and the essential life-giving property of water. 'Agua' appeared on 'Brazilian Love Affair 3', way back in 2001, and has been sought after on vinyl ever since. This version of 'Agua' is an all new live version recorded in Brazil last summer.
Alongside Nina on vocals & Chris on guitars are some of Brazil's finest musicians: Mauro Berman (bassist for Marcelo D2 and member of Democustico), Marcelo Jeneci Da Silva (keyboardist with Vanessa Da Mata & Chico Cesar) and Marcalzinho (percussionist with Joao Bosco & Pat Metheney). UK based Italian drummer Davide Giovannini (drummer with Marcos Valle & Steve Winwood) came along on the trip with them and back in Blighty they recorded the second half of the album with Mike Lindup (Level 42, Da Lata) on keys & Tristan Banks on drums (Terry Callier, Dave Valentin).