AHEAD of her appearance at 2019’s TENEMENT TRAIL, we caught up with Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Zuzu to chat songwriting, festivals, advice and TENEMENT TRAIL.

“Coming from Liverpool it’s hard to avoid but I definitely grew up listening to the Beatles and that definitely encouraged me to have an interest in music from a young age. As I have gotten older and moved around then eventually ending up back in Liverpool, I appreciate being around a strong community of musicians, we are lucky to have that here as it doesn’t always happen that way.”

This encouragement at an early age saw Zuzu picking up songwriting early, eventually developing as a songwriter to channel her heroes.

I remember writing my first ever songs when I was 7 about witches, broomsticks and all that good stuff. I starting taking songwriting seriously around 14, I didn’t have a ton of friends so buried my head into trying to write songs like The Libertines and Taylor swift. I’m still trying now haha.”

Zuzu was one of the first acts announced for this year’s TENEMENT TRAIL as the festival heads to Glasgow’s East End. Speaking of her excitement, she said…


TENEMENT TRAIL marks one of many festivals for Zuzu this year, something she feels are essential for artists in modern music.

“Festivals are super important in 2019,  getting to perform to people who are open to new music and actually go to gigs is such a great opportunity to pick up listeners.”

For those heading to TENEMENT TRAIL this October, Zuzu has offered an insight into her sound, and who she’s looking to catch at this year’s festival.

“60’s via the 90’s in 2019”

“APRE and Calva Louise. I’d like to check out the magic gang as I’ve not seen them live before!”

Tickets for TENEMENT TRAIL 2019 are on sale now.