Zero 7 is a British musical duo consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. The group members began their musical careers as studio engineers and in 1997 formed the group Zero 7. Their debut album, Simple Things, was released in 2001 and received critical acclaim. Subsequent albums include: When It Falls, The Garden and Yeah Ghost.
The duo’s songs have appeared in many films and television shows such as Blue Crush, Raising Helen, Smallville, Roswell, Obsessed, and I’m with Lucy. Songs include “Give It Away” (Top Gear,CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, I Give It a Year), “Polaris” (Sex and the City), “Pop Art Blue” “Waterloo Road”, and “In The Waiting Line” (Garden State, Sex and the City, House and Numb3rs). Their song “Destiny” has appeared on the Lacoste website, SkyTV’s broadcast of the Star Wars Saga and commercial. The song “In The Waiting Line” has also appeared in a 2006 HBO ad, NBC’s profile of Olympic Swimmer Laure Manaudou, and is sampled in the hip hop song song “Nothing Iz Real” by Termanology.
Songs by Zero 7 have also appeared on the lounge music compilations The Chillout Project by Filipino DJ Anton Ramos, and the Hôtel Costes. The song “Lo” was featured on Layo & Bushwacka!.
This week’s groove: “Salt Water Sound” from the album “Simple Things” by Zero 7