UZZA is a Minneapolis-based band that have been performing around the Twin Cities since 2009. Formed by vocalist Tabatha Predovich and guitarist Rich Patterson, the band also includes bassist Geoff Maas and drummer Michael McDonald. Together they have three albums to their credit: “Samsara” (2012), “Maya” (2014), “Elysium” (2016), and an eight song EP – “Out of Sight” (2018). The band is currently working on their fifth release, tentatively titled "333". With the volume of material the band has compiled over the last year, the title could very well refer to the potential running time of the album, but it's actually a reference to Tabatha's lucky number – and not, as some people have speculated, 'half evil'.
Look for UZZA this summer and fall as they return to playing live shows after a long absence over the past year. Hope to see you there!
A casual remark by Tabatha resulted in the band quickly learning Kate Bush's exquisite "Under The Ivy" – the b-side of her legendary single "Running Up That Hill". They recorded it live in the studio with just vocals, piano and bass. Expect more one-offs like this as the band continues recording throughout the year.
UZZA spent the fall and winter writing an abundance of new music which is currently being recorded at The Terrarium in Minneapolis. The band has over 20 songs and is contemplating releasing a double album in early 2020. It will be their most ambitious and adventurous effort to date with song styles raging from darkly menacing guitar rock to lush, shoegazery Brit-pop, and even some moody proto-electronica. And, who knows, they might just throw in a cover or two.
Local media outlet CCX News recently produced a segment about UZZA's involvement with MNSpin – Hennepin County Library's new music platform.
"Fake It" – official music video.
Available on the "Out of Sight" EP.
UZZA performing "Libertine" live at Dayblock Brewing Co. on May 11, 2018. From the album "Elysium" – available on iTunes and Amazon.
UZZA's cover of "Sealine" – originally performed by The Church – available on the "Out of Sight" EP. Recorded live at Dayblock Brewing Co. on May 11, 2018.
UZZA performing "Blinded" live at Dayblock Brewing Co. on May 11, 2018. From the album "Elysium" – available on iTunes and Amazon.
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