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Taking their name from a European anarchist publication in 1978, Zero (as it was first spelled out) played both a unique and vital part in the city's punk explosion with their strong marriage between visual art and music, led by Irena's early adoption of synths in a guitar-dominated atmosphere. Band members came from and went to a variety of different groups including the Go-Betweens, the Apartments, Swell Guys and the Perfect Strangers to name but four all while Irena remained the band's constant member up until their break-up in 1983.
As Xiro and and Xero they self-released two cassettes (both of which LCMR reissued in 2020 as 7" EPs) and the 6-track mini album, Lust in the Dust for Sydney's M Squared label.
Whilst Xero performed around Brisbane and Sydney, Irena was also a member of the multimedia collective ZIP which carried into the middle 80s, leaving behind a variety of physical products by way of cassettes, a 7"EP and a variety of art books among a trail of art exhibitions.
The later part of the 80s saw Irena in Toowoomba group, Existential Experiment then back in her hometown for the supergroup of sorts, Airborne Toxic Event with members of the Pits and Birds of Tin.
After many years of seemingly silent activity, the new century finds Comrad Xero in the colds of Tasmania with a debut album, Dressed to Wound.
Released across three formats (or four if you wish to include a digital download option), the album represents eyes on the past, present and future. Self-recorded, it pushes the levels into deep red with hard electronica floating underneath Irena's distinctive voice.