An album that changed my life in so many ways. This is my clumsy ode to Simple Things by Zero 7. This will be a stream of consciousness type essay because Simple Things is that kind of album to me. And the way I found Zero 7 – and the album – was in an unlikely place. I spent my college years (that’s ages 16-18…

Zero 7 return with their second single this year. Aurora features frequent collaborator, José González. It’s been 10 years since Zero 7’s last studio album, Yeah Ghost. They’ve released a few singles and EPs since then but nothing full length and I’m chomping at the bit in all honesty. I listen to their debut album, Simple Things, once a week and have done for the…

The first of two mixes by Zero 7 from 2010, packed with an hour of the best hip hop and electronic music. Zero 7 are idols of mine and PixMix1 feels like it was made for me personally. Why? Well, it features the likes of Mos Def, J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Q-Tip for a start. But it’s also because the tracks chosen formed the…

For the first time in three years, Zero 7 are set to release some new material on 26th August. You have NO idea how exciting this news is for me. Downtempo group Zero 7 are synonymous with chilled out vibes and tracks such as Destiny, In The Waiting Line and Home (the first two on their superb debut, Simple Things). If you’re in the UK…

Beatboxer Felix Zenger joins up with Eva & Manu to perform Zero 7’s Home for this week’s Song For Sunday. Zero 7 are one of my favourite groups, so naturally I was drawn to this cover of Home, a cut off their second album, When It Falls. Featuring Felix Zenger, a Finnish beatboxer and Eva & Manu, a singing duo from the Netherlands, the makeshift…