is a London, UK downtempo
duo, founded in 1999, by Henry Binns
& Sam Hardaker
. Their songs feature vocalists: Mozez
, Tina Dico
, Sophie Barker
, José González
, Eska Mtungwazi
), Jackie Daniels
, Martha Tilston
& Rowdy Superstar
Albums: Début Simple Things
(23 Apr 2001, feat' vocalists: Mozez, Sia Furler & Sophie Barker), When It Falls
(1 Mar 2004, feat' all "Simple Things" vocalists, plus Tina Dico), The Garden
(22 May 2006, feat' José González & Sia Furler - A departure from the trip-hop
of their first two albums, with shift from electronic to acoustic. Binns makes a vocal début, on this album, solo on Your Place
, duetting: Throw It All Away
, This Fine Social Scene
& Waiting to Die
.) & Yeah Ghost
(Sept 2009, feat' vocalists: Eska Mtungwazi, Jackie Daniels, Martha Tilston & Rowdy Superstar - Eska & Rowdy also arrange).
In the 2004, Binns also co-wrote the Emma Bunton
, from her 2nd solo album, Zero 7's songs have featured in TV shows & films, e.g. "In The Waiting Line" appeared in episodes of 'House' & 'Sex and the City' - as well as, Zach Braff
's directorial début, "Garden State".
Zero 7's live performances have the air of a group sharing some music they like with a bunch of friends, whilst still being musically excellent - the sort of gigs that enhance listening to their albums forever afterwards.
Note on "The Garden"s interpretation: Henry & Sam don't want the album's title to be confused. Taken from the album artwork - a series of collages designed by a friend - also entitled "The Garden", the duo are keen that the album's meaning is not lost in translation.