COLLATERAL | ZAC AND THE NEW MEN @ XS WREXHAM
February 18, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
North East Wales Metal Productions presents…
The band have been busy since the release of their debut EP 4 Shots! on November 17, 2018, which featured the single Midnight Queen, song that received major airplay on Planet Rock, the UK’s biggest classic rock radio station, and got to the top of the Australian Radio charts.
After winning a Camden Rocks Festival competition out of 20,000 bands to play the main stage at the Electric Ballroom on June 1, 2019, and being chosen among 40 bands to play the Rising Stage at the Ramblin’ Man Fair festival 2019, Collateral won a competition out of 200,000 entrants to support Jon Bon Jovi on his Runaway to Paradise Mediterranean cruise departing Barcelona to Majorca on August 26, 2019. All these achievements opened up exciting new doors for the Kent-based rockers.
In February 2020 Collateral’s self-titled debut album, released by Roulette Media Records went straight to number 5 in the official UK Rock charts in the week of release. The high-energy 9-track album also features the singles Lullaby, Mr Big Shot and Merry Go Round.
Also that month Collateral toured the UK with Jared James Nichols, and then joined Bon Jovi’s guitarist Phil X’s own band Phil X & The Drills on their UK tour in March of the same year.
At the start of 2022 the band headlined the UK with their Re-Wired Tour leading up to the release of of a re mix of their first LP featuring special guests. After playing numerous festivals over the Summer Collateral then went on to tour with Recklass Love, H.E.A.T. and Skid Row.
2023 saw the band in the studio recording their second album due for release at the of the year.
ZAC AND THE NEW MEN
Reinvent Me Out Now
“Reinvent Me,” is receiving rave reviews from a broad range of press. You can check out what people are saying on the PRESS page.
The whole process of writing the album was a challenging one for the band, already known for their blues infused heavy rock and lyrics confronting issues affecting younger generations. “Reinvent Me” defies genre labelling.
Whilst the boys guitar driven, heavy riff based sound is still prevalent there’s a pop tinged sadness to “Embers” and a Bond like feel to “reinvent me’. “Atom Bomb” will have you singing along “Beastie Boys” style and the second release “That’s Ok” is a pure emotional rollercoaster.
Every song in the album, whilst different musically takes you on a journey through difficult circumstance whilst leaving room for hope and redemption.
“We’re really proud of how ‘Reinvent Me’ has turned out,” says the band. “We experimented with a lot of different sounds and textures in the production, and we feel like it really represents where we are on our musical journey. We can’t wait for people to hear it and share their feedback with us”
Plus more local support to be announced.