Exclusive Premiere: Trip-Hop Duo Zero 7 Returns to Their Roots With 'EP3'

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Zero 7

British trip-hop duo Zero 7 is back with an EP that recalls their early, pre-major label days. Featuring appearances from artists like Jose Gonzalez, Only Girl, and Danny Pratt (all of whom the group has worked with before), EP3 is most musically connected to 1999's EP1 and 2000's EP2

"Late last year we finished a couple of stray songs we'd been working on and have been trying to find a suitable home for them since," says the duo. "As they didn't really fit with much else we were doing at the time, they were put aside while we thought about what to do with them.... To us, they seemed to share something with the Mark Hollis cover we did a while ago ["The Color Of Spring"] so we've buddied them up."

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Zero 7 will be releasing more new music later this year, with their first full-length in five years scheduled to drop this fall as well as a vague (but exciting!) promise of "more to come in the summer."

Billboard is exclusively premiering EP3. Listen to it below. The new EP is available on vinyl now, and will be released digitally on April 13 (preorder here).