Love Zombies are a band from London England/ Los Angeles, CA formed by American and British songwriters Hollis Mahady and Davey Fitzsimon. Their distinctive brand of power punk pop music has a strong 60’s/70’s influence combining punk attitude and messages with instantly memorable melodies and catchy chorus’s. Their energy, realness and rawness on stage, backed up by their strong songwriting and performance abilities and a dedication to their craft has earned them a dedicated group of followers known as the “Love Zombies Army”. Hollis’s intensity and performance on stage has been compared to a young Iggy Pop while her vocal range, in one phrase, can go from Courtney Love to Gwen Stefani. The band has performed throughout Europe at many festivals including Reading and Leeds, Download, Sonisphere, Groezrock, Live at Leeds, Dot to Dot,Camden Rocks, The Great Escape and The Warped Tour. They have opened for acts such as L7, One OK Rock, The Primitives, The Wildhearts, Alkaline Trio,Bleachers, Rock Goddess, H.E.A.T, Crazytown, Me firstand the Gimme Gimme’s among other’s and toured the UK with the legendary punk band Stiff Little Fingers.
They released their 3 track EP “Be Honest” in September of 2015 through Strange World Management which included two tracks “International Bug” and “Teleportation” produced by Ginger WildHeart and the title track Be Honest produced by Jason Perry. They also worked with renowned singer songwriter and producer Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds, Echo and the Bunny Men, The Coral) on a track with a planned future release. Love Zombies video for Be Honest off of the Be Honest EP was voted by fans as the BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR at the 2016 Pure Rawk music awards along with the award for BEST NEW BAND OF 2016. In December of 2016, Love Zombies launched a Pledge Music campaign, a UK fan funded platform, and independently raised over $25,000 , which they used to record their debut album. Hollis and Davey’s songs caught the attention of legendary producer Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell ), and he signed on to produce their debut album , PASSIONFRUIT , in Los Angeles bringing in Joey Castillo ( former drummer Queens of the Stone Age , Zakk Wylde, Eagles Of Death Metal) to play drums on the album. The first single off of Passionfruit, Birthday, was independently released by the band getting radio play and support across stations in England, Germany, Australia and Scotland. Japan’s InterFM897 soon added Birthday to their weekly rotation. Birthday debuted in America on K Roq after Rodney Bingenheimer , who is notable for helping numerous iconic bands like Blondie, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts become successful in the American market- discovered and took a liking to the band. After the completion of the album , Love Zombies , went on a co-headline tour of the UK along side Scottish rockers The Amorettes . The band played two SOLD OUT London shows.
Their second pledge campaign led them to the legendary Abbey Road studios in London, where along with producer Andy Brook, they brought in a live studio audience to record their second album No Slow Songs which is set to release in 2018. Hollis J ,the lead singer calls the music high vibrational rock n’ roll and claims that Love Zombies is “more then just a band…it’s a way of life…choosing to be a Love Zombie is choosing to live from a conscious place of Love , peace, empathy and compassion. The band has taken the DIY approach to everything they do . Hollis designs the merchandise herself and puts a hand made personal touch in everything she does from the artwork to the videos and music.
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“Trying to replicate on record the energy of a live Love Zombies performance is akin to trying to capture lightning in a bottle, one of the most fun and energetic bands that you’re likely to catch on a live stage” – Devil’s Gate Media
“To categorize Hollis would be to take a dash of Debby Harry, Joey Ramone, Cyndi Lauper, Gwen Stefani and blend it together. The result is a front woman who flies around the stage in a blue of cloud seamlessly pop punk and rock in equal measure. “Love Zombies are here to make a glorious noise”- My Global Mind
Love Zombies are here to make a glorious noise.– “Music Lovers News”