VIDEO: A local Indie band who captured the attention of a Game of Thrones actor and BAFTA-winning director during a gig, has produced a new video that tackles the issue of women being harassed in nightclubs.
Indie band, The Zangwills, featuring Thelwall resident and former Lymm High School pupil Ed Dowling, have a remixed version on their song Judas on the Dancefloor out tomorrow, Friday, April 16.
The band met while studying A’Level Music tech at Sir John Deane’s College in Northwich in 2018 and have gone on to build a national and international following.
The band’s manager Jackie Lees said: ” The band began to hear of and encounter instances of groping and harassment on nights out almost from as soon as they turned 18 and started going out further afield which led them to write Judas on
the Dancefloor. While acknowledging it’s mainly an issue faced by females, everyone has a relatable experience or story to tell and anyone can be affected by it.
“Conscious of wanting their own gigs to be a safe space for all, we’ve had a rep from Girls Against (usually Tom) on the merch stand whenever possible in an effort to raise awareness among their own young audiences.
“The band’s last two Manchester dates sold out in advance, Deaf Institute in Sept 19 and Academy 3 in Feb 20.
“The actor Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) was in the audience at the Academy date, along with BAFTA-winning young Director, Lowri Roberts.
“Realising what the song was about and seeing the band’s efforts to encourage their own gig-goers to look out for each other, they approached us to ask if they could produce a video for it.
“Needless to say, it took ages to organise due to Covid but they pulled an absolute dream-team together to work on it and we eventually shot it over three days in December at The Moth Club in Hackney.
Jackie added: “They are still only aged 20/21 and the fact that they were mindful of these issues as 18-year-olds makes me really proud, they’re lovely guys and an absolute pleasure to work with.”
The band have another Manchester Academy date on 17th September which also went on sale this week.