Echo from the Light City Glow EP
L.K.U.T. from the Light City Glow EP
Zoo Legacy is the successful union of hip-hop and indie rock. Consisting of rapper Nick Pouponneau and multi-instrumentalists Mark Milloy, Dominic and Samuel Goss, the band’s music appeals to hip-hop fans and rock fans alike, providing them with a sound they haven’t heard before. While not easy to pinpoint, Zoo Legacy’s style falls into the category of alternative hip-hop like artists such as the Gorillaz, M.I.A., and KiD CuDi.
From shining guitar riffs to haunting piano chords, chest thumping beats to contagious melodies, a canvas is created for Pouponneau to do what he does best-catchy rhymes and melodic hooks. Zoo Legacy’s music isn’t characterized by any single tempo or song structure, but rather offers listeners variety. Whether an upbeat crowd pleaser, moody synth-driven rap, or thoughtful acoustic verse, the band’s music maintains a recognizable style that is unique to Zoo Legacy.
They have shared the stage with Ms Lauryn Hill, and Canadian hip hop legends Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, and Classified. The band has played to capacity crowds in multiple venues in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Songs from their self-titled Zoo Legacy EP have gained substantial airplay on college radio throughout 2011 and have been featured on commercial radio. The band is currently working on releasing their second EP which will be out in the summer of 2012.