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Zikora – mending broken hearts with their debut single Golden Thread from their new namesake EP

Melbourne trio Zikora are celebrating the release of their first single Golden Thread from their long-awaited debut namesake EP with a special launch gig and a stunning animated video clip made by Simon Howe from No Such Place.

Zikora will host their debut EP launch on Thursday December 3rd 2015 at 8pm (doors 7:30pm) at The Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne, 859 High St, Thornbury, Victoria. Tickets to the launch are $15 presale or $20 at the door and are available at

Golden Thread was produced, recorded and mixed by Aria and Golden Guitar-nominated producer mixer and engineer Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra/Eskimo Joe/ Bertie Blackman) and recorded at Sing Sing South studios in Melbourne.

The song tells the tale of an old woman who can mend broken hearts. The animation unfolds as a young woman comes to the old woman’s house and is transformed as her heart is taken from her chest, healed with love, and sewn physically with magical golden thread in a gruesome but beautiful fashion akin to childbirth. The song is brought to life via world-class animation that “makes you feel like you’re stepping into a world that resonates so strongly with a past you would rather forget, and a healing that you have personally longed for many times before,” says Talia Browne, percussionist from Zikora.

An alternative-pop band with a twist, Zikora’s eclectic background has roots in classical training, West African-inspired rhythms and musical theatre. Zikora creates an unusual and intriguing mix of harp, percussion, keys and vocals featuring Talia Browne on percussion, harpist and singer Emily Rosner and singer/pianist and flautist Ellisa Scott.

Zikora’s extended recording line-up boasts some of Melbourne’s finest musicians who bring their magic to this stunning single with guests Andrew Fry, former John Butler Trio bassist, Xani Kolac of The Twoks and Mike Mills from Toehider.

“‘Unconventional’ hardly begins to describe their lineup…Very likely not like anything you’ve heard before” – Kim Lajoie (Obsessive Music/SkyLashes)­

“Zikora have a unique sound…their distinctive sonic landscape proves to be the perfect backdrop to wonderful storytelling in their songwriting– Jimi Maroudas

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