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The Zutons

The Zutons were formed in Liverpool, England, in the spring of 2002 by singer/guitarist David McCabe, lead guitarist Boyan Chowdhury, bassist Russell Pritchard, and drummer Sean Payne, with saxophonist Abi Harding joining later. The group was taken up by the Deltasonic label, the same company responsible for the Coral, and released its debut single, "Devil's Deal," in September 2002, followed by "Creepin' an' a Crawlin'" in May 2003. The band then began working on its debut album, produced by Ian Broudie (also the Coral's producer), with a new single, "Pressure Point," appearing in January 2003. Who Killed...... The Zutons went gold and was nominated for a Mercury Prize upon its release in the U.K. in April 2004, and further singles "You Will You Won't" (April 2004) and "Remember Me" (June 2004) were released. The album was issued in the U.S. on Epic Records in October 2004 with an added song, "Don't Ever Think (Too Much)," just after the Zutons had toured America opening for the Thrills. Released as a single in the U.K., "Don't Ever Think (Too Much)" reached the Top 20, the Zutons' most successful showing yet. The band returned to the U.S. for more touring in November. December 2004 saw the release of another Zutons single in the U.K., "Confusion," while "Pressure Point" was being used in a Levi's ad in the U.S. In 2006, they released their second studio album, Tired of Hanging Around. It reached number two in the U.K. album chart and spawned the singles "Why Don’t You Give Me Your Love?" and "Valerie." The latter was subsequently covered by Mark Ronson, featuring Amy Winehouse on vocals, and was a substantial hit in 2007. During the same year, bassist Boyan Chowdhury left the group, citing "musical differences." Chowdhury's replacement was former Skylarks member Paul Molloy, and in 2008 the band released its third studio album, You Can Do Anything. The first single released was "Always Right Behind You." Unfortunately, they were dropped by Sony BMG during winter 2008. In 2009, Russell Pritchard joined Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. ~ William Ruhlmann
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  1.   Song
  2.   Valerie
  3.   You Will You Won't
  4.   What's My Heart For
  5.   Dirty Rat
  6.   Freak
  7.   Rumblin' Ramblin'
  8.   Don't Get Caught
  9.   Harder and Harder
  10.   Not a Lot to Do
  11.   Let's Work It Out
  12.   Pressure Point
  13.   April Fool
  14.   Are We Friends or Lovers
  15.   Beautiful
  16.   What's Your Problem
  17.   Hello Conscience
  18.   Tired of Hanging Around
  19.   Don't Ever Think (Too Much)
  20.   Remember Me
  21.   Long Time Coming
  22.   Zuton Fever
  23.   Someone Watching Over Me
  24.   Bobby's Song
  25.   How Does It Feel?
  26.   Beggars and Choosers
  27.   Bumbag
  28.   You Could Make the Four Walls Cry
  29.   You've Got to Move
  30.   Always Right Behind You
  31.   I Know I'll Never Leave
  32.   You've Got a Friend in Me
  33.   Oh Stacey (Look What You've Done!)
  34.   Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?
  35.   It's the Little Things We Do
  36.   Confusion
  37.   Creepin' an' a Crawlin'
  38.   Dirty Dancehall
  39.   Secrets
  40.   Nightmare, Pt. 2
  41.   That's the Cost
  42.   Havana Gang Brawl
  43.   Moons & Horror Shows
  44.   Railroad
  45.   Little Red Door
  46.   Give Me a Reason
  47.   Family of Leeches
  48.   Put a Little Aside
  49.   Some Say It's Wise
  50.   Nobody Loves Me
  51.   Times of Trouble
  52.   Nightmare, Pt. I
  53.   Zutonhkhamuun
  54.   Devil's Deal
  55.   Six Foot Man
  56.   Zutonkhamuun
  57.   Pull the Plug
  58.   Nightmare, Part Il
  59.   Get Up and Dance
  60.   I Will Be Your Pockets
  61.   Have I Lost You?
  62.   I Want You
  63.   In the City
  64.   Sometimes I'm So Polite
  65.   Love's Little Lies
  66.   Higher & Higher (Radio Session)
  67.   As We Get Older
  68.   Nightmare

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