Melbourne icons NO ZU to play final ever show at The Night Cat
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24.02.2023

Melbourne icons NO ZU to play final ever show at The Night Cat

NO ZU
Photo credit: Katelyn Stefani

"Let's do it one more time."

NO ZU’s multi-limbed, mutant punk funk has evolved over the last decade to make them one of Australia’s most distinctive and debauched groups. They’re taking to the stage one last time at The Night Cat on March 24.

NO ZU last show

  • Melbourne’s preeminent punk funk group NO ZU are playing their last show
  • Say farewell at The Night Cat on March 24
  • They’ll be joined by Our Carlson, Shove, DJ Milo Eastwood (PBS) and Adriana

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“With the release of Heat Beat,” says NO ZU frontperson Nic Oogjes, “a collection of final recordings featuring our beloved, late singer, Daphne Camf and then embarking on a run of emotional, but celebratory shows, the time feels right to go out on a high.”

“It’s time to pursue some other things. There is no feeling quite like being on or off stage when the 20 limbed mutant ZU slime-monster takes over and the bond between band members and between the band and crowd takes hold.”

“Let’s do it one more time.”

Our reviewer Bryget Chrisfield said of their album, Heat Beat: “Opening lead single Liquid Love’s bass groove conjures Pressure On by Spandau Ballet and the unexpected “LI-QUID!” call-outs channel Freeze-Frame by The J. Geils Band. Mind Melt sounds like a loose Arabian shindig with occasional cowbell, rim clicks, brass blasts and a hotline-inspired outro: “Hello, I need help/ My mind is melting from my skull…” – call “1300 Heat Beat” at your own risk (see: closing track Phone Call Melt Down). A referee’s whistle and percussive, breathy “ha-ha-ha”s punctuate Cosmetic Beat, which lists cosmetic brands in deadpan fashion a coupla minutes in.”

It all goes down on March 24 at The Night Cat. Grab tickets by heading here.