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One of the most exciting, formidable, and hotly tipped rising stars in alternative pop, non-binary Blackpool born ZAND (they/them) is a force to be reckoned with. Exploding onto the scene with their self coined genre/boundary bending “ugly pop” sound in 2018, they have demonstrated their prowess as a triple threat; singer, songwriter and producer. Their self produced debut EP ‘Ugly Pop’, released in November 2020, has racked up over 5.5 million streams, gaining attention from the likes of DIY Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Attitude Magazine, Alt Press and more. Named as one of Kerrang’s ‘Sound of 2022’ at the end of last year, ZAND has continued to drop singles including ‘Religion’ produced with underground EDM producer Shurk, ‘Battery Acid’ and most recently a collaboration with Banshee ‘Kill All Predators’. An electrifying and challenging performer, ZAND has already toured with Peaches, Scene Queen, Bob Vylan, Witch Fever and VUKOVI and played a headline slot at 2KTrees. With over 17 million streams now under their belt, 2023 sees the release of ZAND’s sophomore EP and the roll out of a busy summer festival season as they continue to build their worldwide, diverse fanbase and blaze their own trail in the alternative scene both in the UK and beyond.