Dave’s Stage (Main Stage), Saturday 2022
The Zangwills met at sixth form college in Cheshire in 2017 and released their first single in December that year. They've released music steadily since, including two EPs. Each member brings very different influences to the band and this, along with Jake's distinctive voice, is reflected in their sound which is instantly recognisable as The Zangwills.
Tricky to pin down for comparison, the band cite David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, Patti Smith, Nile Rodgers and The Strokes among their influences, with just as much variety in their own music.
Their last video was produced by Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and BAFTA-winning young Director, Lowri Roberts. Both had been in the crowd at their (sold out) Manchester Academy show and, realising that the song Judas on the Dancefloor was about the issues surrounding harassment on nights out, they offered to create a video for it. The film had the additional honour of being selected to feature at Focus Wales Film Festival 2022.
The Zangwills are delighted to be returning to Wychwood 2022 after their pre-pandemic Main Stage performance in 2019.