Sebastian Zieler is a Danish musician who has picked ticktock (all lowercase) as his stage name. His debut EP In the Belly of the Whale #1 is a homemade one-man project using an extended array of keyboards and off-the-shelve software. Riding high on the current Eighties revival, Zieler tries to capture the feel of Depeche Mode and Soft Cell, singing songs about booze and casual sex. No wonder he named one of his tunes after the ultimate Eighties book, Brett Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero.
Recording his first effort took months, but it still feels unfinished. The drums tracks got backed in a dead end street and it had been a wise move if he had wiped them from the memory banks and called in some outside help to add a bit of oomph.
In the Belly of the Whale #1 is released his own label Big Oil Records. Release date: February 7.Tracks:
- Less Than Zero
- Lose The Dead Weight
- Double The Creep
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