Uncovering a lost piece of Vancouver punk history, Victoria label Supreme Echo is bringing '70s all-female punk band the Zellots to modern audiences via a new archival release.
The label is releasing the little-known band's complete recordings, originally captured in 1979, via a new 7-inch flexi disc, which will be out on September 23.
Existing for a brief period of time in the late 1970s, the Zellots featured Heather Haley (vocals), Christine deVeber (guitar), Jane Colligan (bass) and Conny Knowe (drums), though Modernettes member John "Jughead" McAdams replaced their original drummer and is featured on the recording.
The release is described by the label like this: "Three incredibly catchy and memorable songs with a high level of musicianship and witty tongue & cheek lyrics sung by the phenomenal Heather Haley."
The release is limited to 525 copies and "comes housed in a dye-cut paper dust sleeve with a deluxe thick closed-pocket cover and booklet."
You can pre-order it here and listen to the entire release below.
Nardwuar will be interviewing Zellots leader Heather Haley on his CiTR radio show on Friday (September 15) at 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.
Upon its release on September 23, the band will be doing a series of meet-and-greets at Neptoon Records (1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.), Red Cat East Hastings (2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Music Madhouse (3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.). All this will be followed by a release party at What's Up? Hot Dog! from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.