Zenizen was created by Opal Hoyt who was born in Alaska and raised between Vermont, Jamaica, Washington DC and Brooklyn. Since heading to Australia for the second time to write/record the band's debut EP, she has been back in New York simultaneously playing shows and working on the band's 'vaguely seasonal' full-length -- due in 2018. The EP, 'Australia' Deluxe is now out on vinyl courtesy of Don Giovanni Records and includes remixes from DJ Bruce, Suzi Analogue, Vulture Street Tape Gang, and Black Spade. The band has also shared stages with Tiffany Gouche, Anna Wise, Talib Kweli, Teklife, Sad13, T-Rextasy, Suzi Analogue, Mannequin Pussy, Sammus and more--blurring genre lines and liking it that way but always committed to modern psychedelia, poetry, and groove

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LIVE in the NYLON Studio with Zenizen

Zenizen is live in the NYLON studio, mesmerizing us with their modern soul magic ✨

Posted by NYLON on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Zenizen visits WDET Detroit for an interview & plays "Nicer There" and "Break"


'AUSTRALIA' Deluxe - out now on vinyl at brick & mortar record shops and all major streaming platforms courtesy of Don Giovanni Records

The deluxe vinyl includes original songs written in Melbourne/Brisbane by Opal Hoyt, and remixes from DJ Bruce, Vulture Street Tape Gang, Suzi Analogue (Never Normal) and Black Spade (Vibe Music Collective). The EP was recorded and mixed in Preston, VIC at The Bank w/ Liam Barton with additional mixing in Brooklyn, NY by BENAMIN.