Mango Zabba hail from the Netherlands and consists of, Lars Bergman (vocals/freaky guitar), Iason Georgiou (guitar), Reinier Wiskerke (bass) and Joris Regterschot (drums). Coming together after a successful jam session, the four-piece decided to form a band and came up with the quirky title Mango Zabba, attributing the name to the mango-fruit and to ‘space,’ as you do!
True to their name the bands creative process is loosely structured, spaciously rotating around a 60’s-inspired sound that explores and experiments the realms of improvisation effortlessly. There is room for a lot of freedom of interpretation in Mango’s lyrics and this element adds to their free-flowing feel.
The band has performed at surf-camp parties along the French coast during the summer of ‘16, as well as in the Netherlands. Their EP, nameless but already legendary, has been recorded in only one night in Dirt Studios in Amsterdam and was released in May with plenty of new tracks already in the process of being mixed and mastered.
Today’s song is a live performance of a song called ‘Becky’ and what really struck me about this track is the wonderful contrast of growling vocals and silken, sliding guitars. Lars Bergman has got something special going on in his vocals, rough round the edges with a delicate centre, which only adds to their already varied and interesting sound. Listen above.
Find Mango Zabba on Facebook here.