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GO BACK TO THE ZOO

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Go Back To The Zoo

Period

2006 - 2015

Genre

alternative, rock

Online

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Go Back To The Zoo

Go Back To The Zoo is a melodic guitar band from Amsterdam.
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Members

Cas Hieltjes   gitaar, zang
Teun Hieltjes   gitaar
Bram Kniest   drums
Lars Kroon   basgitaar

Mentioned in the biography of

2012   J.B. Meijers
2015   Fresku

Biography Go Back To The Zoo

Go Back To The Zoo is a melodic guitar band from Amsterdam.

2005 - 2007

Singer/guitarist Cas Hieltjes, guitarist Teun Hieltjes, both from the Nijmegen based band The Pax, and drummer Bram Kniest meet Lars Kroon in December 2005 when the four of them are waiting in line for tickets for a The Strokes concert. There is a click, and this lays the basis for Go Back To The Zoo. Kroon teaches himself how to play the bass guitar, and in a house on one of the Utrecht canals the quartet works on song material.

The Pax

2008 - 2009

The first Go Back To The Zoo demo is recorded in April 2008 by De Staat's Torre Florim. In the spring of 2009 the demo is immediately picked up by the media, like radio station 3FM's show Serious Talent, website 3voor12.nl's Hollandse Nieuwe and music magazine LiveXS's Local Hero. The band plays the song Beam Me Up in the popular prime time cultural TV talk show De Wereld Draait Door. Nike uses the song for an international internet advertising campaign. Go Back To The Zoo signs with Universal and releases the single Electric.

De Staat

2010

Go Back To The Zoo makes quite an impression at the Groningen festival Noorderslag, and in January they have a modest hit with Electric. The debut album Benny Blisto (August) is often compared to The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand. The lyrics regularly refer to literature and the visual arts. Go Back To The Zoo performs at a number of summer festivals and on 22 August they appear at Lowlands. In the fall an extensive Dutch club tour follows.

2011

On January 15th Go Back To The Zoo is the final act on the main stage during the 25th edition of the annual festival Noorderslag in the city of Groningen. In April the band wins two 3FM Awards (presented by the popular national radio station 3FM) in the categories Best Band and Best Artist Rock. Go Back To The Zoo performs on the main stage during the last day of the 42nd edition of Pinkpop, the oldest and one of the biggest open air festivals in The Netherlands.

Discography Go Back To The Zoo

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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Go Back To The Zoo - What...
Go Back To The Zoo - What If
Go Back To The Zoo - Some...
Go Back To The Zoo - Somebody Else
Go Back To The Zoo - Beam...
Go Back To The Zoo - Beam Me Up (official video)
Go back To The Zoo - Hey DJ
Go back To The Zoo - Hey DJ
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