Zeppheroin is a one man band from London and I suppose there are distinct advantages to taking this approach to personnel, or lack thereof. For one thing, there’s no lobbying for a drastic change in direction when new influences take hold. Anything you want to do as a one man band, you just do it, best you can.You walk down the street with your hands in your pockets, all alone. No one can help you. What you must do, must be done alone. You are doomed.
Zeppheroin began life as an industrial punk / post-rock project, with a Joy Division influence and Lennonesque elements with talk of “Working Class Messiah”s and such. One can’t help but smile when listening to Zeppheroin’s latest, it’s a departure to be sure. If you listen to Zeppheroin’s first offering, 2011’s ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, his next release, 2012’s ‘Naked Lunch’ and this latest EP, ‘Howl’, back to back to back, the picture that is painted is one of a risk taker.
You cross the street, it’s coming. You look both ways before crossing, doesn’t matter it’s on its way. You are doomed.
But to me, I can’t help but smile and think about the irresistibility and inevitability of doom. It’s inescapable. From his bandcamp page: