Band of the Month (August 2016) :: Croatia


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 The Zone's Band of the Month is CROATIA

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hometown: Victoria

Tashiina Buswa – Vocals
Steve Mitchell – Synths/Pads/Drums
Matt Dell – Guitar/Synths


Band of the Month promo photos are courtesy of Rocktographers, a collective of Victoria concert photographers who cover shows, interview rockstars and, each January, showcase some of the best concert photos from local shooters.

 The Zone's Band of the Month is CROATIA


Croatia does synth-seduction. Their music is dark, dreamy, powerful and dramatic – a tapestry of poetic imagery, vivid soundscapes and infectious rhythms that never loses its connection to simple pop virtues. Croatia’s songs are built with waves of neo-80s synths, pulsing arpeggiators, reverb-drenched guitar and massive electronic beats. The power of their music is only subdued by the serene vocals and candid lyrics of singer Tashiina Buswa.

Going to one of their shows is like falling down a dark and twisted rabbit hole into a dimly lit realm of fast and furious synth. If you can tear your eyes away from the queen herself, it’s only so you can fully commit to your dance moves. As for the rest of the team they’re just as captivating to watch as their ethereal music is to listen to.

Croatia’s only goal is to write songs that are more engaging, experimental, truthful, and cathartic as their previous work. As the themes in their music are universal – love, anxiety, optimism, spirituality, dreams, and parties – Croatia plans to share their recorded music and live performances with as many people as possible over the coming year.

Croatia’s debut LP will be released on August 13th, 2016. The album features 8 new songs and was produced by long-time friend, Adam Sutherland, at Infinity Studios in Victoria BC. Croatia is vocalist Tashiina Buswa, Steve Mitchell on synths and programing, Matt Dell on synths and guitars, and the best drummer they can find on any given night.

 The Zone's Band of the Month is CROATIA


Comfortable High EP – May 2015

I Wish I Could Be Holy – August 2016

 The Zone's Band of the Month is CROATIA

Latest news

CD Release Party – Saturday August 13th at Lucky Bar w/LABS and Bridal Party.

2nd single off the upcoming debut LP, Sunset:

 The Zone's Band of the Month is CROATIA


Croatia – Backseat (download)

Croatia – Comfortable High (download)

Croatia – Sunset (download)

Three songs not enough? For the rest of August 2016, you can download Croatia’s entire new album, I Wish I Could Be Holy, for pay-what-you-want (or FREE). Click here to get it!


  1. I went out to this show on Saturday and was super impressed with Croatia. Missed their CD but hoping to grab a copy soon. I think Sunset is my favorite track I’d say.

  2. We heard this band on the radio and are really loving them now, thanks so much for sharing. We bought the album from the link above too and can’t stop playing it:) California Sleeps is such a great track.

  3. bought the album on Bandcamp, thanks for sharing. Our whole family and teenage kids are into this band at the moment.

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