Zed (band)

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Zed
Origin Christchurch, New Zealand
Genres Rock
Years active 1998–2005
Labels Universal Music
Past members Nathan King
Ben Campbell
Adrian Palmer
Andy Lynch

Zed was a New Zealand pop/rock four-piece band formed in 1998.

History[edit]

Originally formed while still students at Christchurch's Cashmere High School, Zed (Originally known as "Supra") is the dream child of Nathan King, Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer, along with manager Ray Columbus.

King felt the band needed a second guitarist and Andrew Lynch was hired in that capacity in 2000.

The band worked with producer David Nicholas on their first album Silencer. Rhythm and vocal tracks were recorded at Revolver Studios in Auckland, with final overdubbing and mixing at Mangrove Studios, north of Sydney, Australia. Recording sessions were over in seven weeks, although soon after each band member and some of the production staff were struck by flu.

Silencer was released in 2000 in New Zealand. The album debuted at number one on the New Zealand Album Charts, quickly achieving triple platinum status, and creating six hit singles. "Renegade Fighter" was also the number one song in New Zealand for the year 2000.

Zed took a hiatus in 2005, and the band members tried separate musical ventures. King launched a solo career and is now based in London. Campbell and Palmer formed a new band, Atlas, which disbanded in late 2008. Lynch is working as a session musician in Auckland.

The band reunited in 2008 for a one off performance at the Vector Arena,[1] and again in 2011 for two Telecom staff parties in Auckland and Wellington.[2]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
2000 Silencer
  • Label: Universal Music NZ
1
2001 Silencer (bonus disc edition)
  • Label: Universal Music NZ
  • Catalogue: 0140382
2003 This Little Empire
  • Released: 23 August 2004
  • Label: Interscope Records
3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ
1999 "Oh! Daisy" 15 Silencer
"I'm Cold" 19
"Glorafilia" 9
2000 "Renegade Fighter" 4
"Come On Down" 12
2001 "Drivers Side" 36
2003 "Starlight" 15 This Little Empire
"Hard to Find Her" 9
2004 "Don't Worry Baby" 16
"She Glows" 21
2005 "Firefly"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

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