Zeid Hamdan is a pivotal figure in the development of alternative or underground music in Lebanon both as a performer and as a producer. The underground developed as a musical expression of this generation hungry for social and political change, and he was at the centre point of it. He has founded several bands over the years. After he returned to live in Lebanon in 1992 his first band was Lombrix, which released the hit EP “Lucy” in 1994. Then he formed Soapkills, which talked about erasing all remains of the war, cleaning up the town – like killing the memory, killing the truth, through the action of washing up.” They published six albums that are still on sale. Hamdan has written music for several films, and is currently scoring the music for the latest movie by controversial Lebanese director Danielle Arbid, due for release in spring 2011.