Zero 7 is a downtempo styled musical duo comprising Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker from the United Kingdom. The band's songs feature vocals from Mozez, Sia Furler, Tina Dico, Sophie Barker, JosÃ© GonzÃ¡lez, and for the first time, Henry Binns providing backing vocals on the third album, The Garden. Zero 7 is sometimes viewed as the British counter-parts of the French downtempo group, Air.
After studying sound engineering, Binns and Hardaker began their careers in the music industry in the 1990s at a Mickie Most's RAK recording studio in London, engineering music for British musicians including Pet Shop Boys, Young Disciples and Robert Plant.
They contacted their friend and former college-mate Nigel Godrich, who was the producer for the band Radiohead, asking if he could give them some of the band's music to hone their skills with. The result was a remix of "Climbing Up the Walls" that appeared as a B-side of Radiohead's single "Karma Police".