Killer songs. Really fun beats. Sweet dance moves. Couple of grade-A Chicago bred babes.”

Project Name

Zigtebra is the Chicago-based lo-fi indie rock / dreampop duo of Emily Rose and Joe Zeph. The creative partners first met in an LGBTQ dance troupe "Pure Magical Love." After dance practice, the pair wrote musicals and played basements, while gradually curating their uniquely sparkling, spooky pop sound.

Everything changed in 2017 when they went on a 120 day tour and made a pact to make one new song and music video every month of the year. Their live show became a whole new animal and they quit their jobs and moved into a van to tour full time. 

For 2018, they have nine months of touring planned, and the release of a new album in July, with big plans on the horizon for 2019!

What does Zigtebra sound like? A warm pillow! Zigtebra has been compared to Sylvan Esso, Beach House, Bjork, and Grimes.

Zigtebra has opened for OH WONDER, Wild Belle, The Dö, Picture This, EMA, The Blow, Jamilla Woods, and Calvin Johnson.

FESTIVALS: Zigtebra began their music festival career recently with Norman Music Festival on April 27th, 2018, with an aim for a heavy festival year in 2019. 

Press Photos

Taos Mesa Brewing / April 2018

Taos Mesa Brewing / April 2018

Zigtebra 4
Auxiliary Arts / Chicago, IL

Auxiliary Arts / Chicago, IL

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