Christmas holidays seem to be New Zero God‘s fav for a live treat. This year, they hit Death Disco’s stage yet with a slight differentiation: the main concept was covers and NZG did it well.
Although “Kiss the Witch” traditionally closes the band’s shows, this time it was the opening show which gently lead to “I Can Smell your Thoughts” by coterminous band, The Leather Nun. They kept the goth rock atmosphere by playing Cult‘s classic “Rain” (perfectly matching with the weather outside the venue), but it was time to pay tribute to one of the genre’s greatest influences, David Bowie. New Zero God performed an excellent cover of “Ziggy Stardust” and warmed up the crowd for the forthcoming surprises.
Maybe “I Put a Spell on you” is not considered a full surprise since it can be tagged as “protogoth” but “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night” was a reason for opened mouths among the audience. Electric Prunes‘ psychedelic epic was transformed to a dark garage tune and a cover that deserves a release. Back to the black field, NZG played “Marian” before their own freshly released “Destination Unknown“- the 7” single is out there for those who don’t know.
The post-punk lament of The Sound was ideally imprinted on “Winning” but the next treat was a bit more romantic yet still dark; Depeche Mode‘s “In Your Room” is very close to NZG’s perception and it was wisely selected as a cover. Next, the b side of their new single, a brilliant goth rock piece called “Forever Today“.
The cover project ended with “I Fought the Law” which is present in almost every NZG’s show and still stirs up the crowd. A crowd that demanded an encore with “Damaged” and “Love Means Death” before leaving the house with a big smile on their face.