is a boundary-pushing, unapologetic alternative rock 5 piece based in Atlanta, GA. Ethereal melody meets massive carnal beats and catchy rude riffs to deliver alternative music with moxie. This young indie group has sold out venues like Eddie’s Attic, The Georgia Theatre, and The 40 Watt Club, touring the southeast supporting debut release Fortress. ZALE is currently recording their second LP at Madison Records to be released spring 2018. ZALE opened for The Revivalists and Bright Light Social Hour, played Bragg Jam and Dogwood Festival and looks forward to a full fall tour schedule.

Fans have described their sound and live performance as fun, energetic, badass, fearless, edgy, tight, sensual, and dynamic. ZALE is comprised of distinguishable best friends: lead singer and eccentric powerhouse Hannah Zale, assertive guitarist Christian Gerner-Smidt, heavy-hitting drummer Alex Morrison, explosive bassist Jackson Reed Hodges, and elysian electric violist Melissa Loga. This band is a collaboration of contrasting influences coming together to create fresh rock music celebrating both nostalgia and indifference.

Upcoming Album

ZALE is currently hard at work on their second full length album at indie label Madison Records in Atlanta, Georgia. The band is thrilled to be under the wing of young producers Tanner Hendon and Wyatt Oates. “We are excited to deliver a rock record that displays our genuine moxie and collective experiences over the past year. Our sound has evolved a lot since “Fortress.” We are darker and deeper and weirder and so is the world we live in,” says lead singer, Hannah Zale. The new record reflects a certain kind of assured grit; cool hooks and mean riffs make for an excellent pair. Proposed release is April 2018. Check out a sneak peak of ZALE’s upcoming record, HERE!


The front-woman and songwriter, Hannah Zale, completed her debut solo record “Fortress” released March 24, 2015 with Republic Records-signed, Louisiana-based rockers Baby Bee (Joe and David Stark). “Zale is certainly an artistic force to be reckoned with. Her voice carries her strongly through a wide variety of musical styles,” Joe Stark.

ZALE’S record is somewhat of an artistic experiment. Each song has been carefully crafted by the songwriter to fit the sole narrative of the individual song, rather than fitting all of the songs to one predetermined sound. This alternative Americana record does not play by the rules of the industry; she has always followed the beat of her own drum and continues to do so in winning fashion.


“A fiery combination of soul, grit, and Jack Daniels Honey.”
– Perimeter North Magazine