Zagar (HU)

Ten years after Kovács left the band in 2011. They eventually added the lead singer – guitarist George Ligeti and bassist Ákos Zságer-Varga to complete the band. Their debut album, ‘Local Broadcast’ was released in 2002 selected for the chart of the 50 all time most important Hungarian records by the music magazine Wan2. After the hugely succesful debut the band shifted into some soundtrack territory, releasing the score of a local feature, Szezon / Eastern Sugar. The band have already achieved strong critical acclaim, their second studio album ‘Cannot Walk Fly Instead’, released worldwide on German label Mole Listening Pearls. Its first single Wings of Love, featuring the Underground Divas – six of Hungary’s most popular independent singers – earned heavy radio airplay and secured a no1. spot on MTV’s video chart. They have earned numerous awards for this record, most notably the Hungarian Record Industry’s Fonogram Award and second prize in the International Songwriting Competition 2007. They were nominated for the best local act in the MTV European Music Awards 2008 and 2009 also. The band has been performing since 2001. Apart from Hungary they played in UK, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Russia. They supported Depeche Mode at the Budapest leg of Tour of the Universe. Zagar’s tunes has also been incorporated into short, feature films and theatre also. They branched into soundtrack scoring opportunities and most notably their tracks have been picked up by American CSI series on a few occasions. Their tracks were remixed by Terry Lee Brown, Jr., Moonbotica or Cottonmouth among many others. Their latest album ‘Light Leaks’ was released in 2013 worldwide and received warm critical acclaim in the international press and left quite an impression on music blogs and radios worldwide. It’s couple of tracks (Space Medusa, Outsiders) has been played by the BBC radio as well.
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