To celebrate Mikie’s birthday, the Isle of Man’s leading purveyors of Zebracore have released ‘Zebratronic’ their third album proper. The follow-up to 2013′s acclaimed and award-winning The ZebrATP EP was actually recorded earlier and sees the band exploring different sonic territory. Conceived at a time when the band was incomplete, Mikie Daugherty and Marie Reynolds recorded as a duo, utilising a new sonic palette for Postcode. Drum machines, synths, guitars that don’t sound like guitars (and plenty that do), screwdrivers, drumsticks and an increased deployment of slide, along with a complete lack of standard tuning all combined to make the process more experimental. The recording of the album was marked by the death of Mikies father, which had an understandable impact on things. Despite this, it is certainly not a ‘death album’, though some of Marie’s lyrics do make reference to what had happened.
Check out what Marie and Mikie think about the album: