Formed in 2008 on the French “Silver Coast » by three musicians involved in the Surf, Noise and Garage Rock scenes (The Irradiates, Stef & Arno, The Taikonauts, Antena Tres, Shunatao…), Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards try to set Surf Music in the modern age by adding Punk Hard Core intensity and Noise Rock inventiveness.
To set the things clearer, it’s like having Dick Dale swapping his guitar for a flamethrower while being backed by a robust, frenetic and tortuous rhythm section.
Throughout the years, those « Brutal Surf Music » purveyors used to tour around the European continent from Lisbon to Berlin, Alkmaar to Beograd, without forgetting Livorno to eat an ice cream by the Mediterranean sea.
2021 sees the band releasing its fifth album, « Retrofuturisme volume II » (EU: ATRDR/Calico Records/Les Productions de l’Impossible – USA: Ottis Media Records) to complete a rich discography also loaded with some split records and several compilations appearances.
The trio here reveals its interest for some musical freaks like Sun Ra or Chrome contributing to set the band a little more appart from « traditional » Surf Music, and showing its ability to have an unusual rhythmic and melodic approach to the genre.
All that was once resumed by a member of the audience assisting at one of their shows : “Well, it is the most well organised sonic bloody mess I have ever experienced in my life!” Fredrik Thordendal.
U.K. Guitarist Curt Davis
Filmed at Eastville Bristol
Agent Octopus is an East Coast quartet comprised of former members of the hard driving "Reverb Galaxy" and the surf traditionalist "Atomic Bumz" focusing on melodic, post 90s surf instrumentals. Pipeline Magazine’s review of their 2019 Blue-Eyed Surf CD said Agent Octopus “plays a unique blend of the melodic European style of surf delivered with a clean reverb surf flourish” (pp). Yeah that may be true, but live they mix it up with lots of reverb soaked glissando, pounding drums which swell around beautiful guitar lines played with passion.
Lead guitar duties are shared by Art Svrjcek and Jim Colby which gives the band an almost Beatle-esque sound. Their next cd planned for post Covid 2021 will focus on Spy vs Surf.
By night they go undercover as - Vicktor Martini, Trey 'Shadowhawk' Montgomery, Sir Giles Latte and Von Cleavage. They will infiltrate your ears and mind into believing you have been taken to Dr. No's secret island of pleasure and mystery! Will you return??? Dive into their repertoire and lose yourself as the agents come to your rescue. (with a cool martini in hand...)
Gtr - Trey 'Shadowhawk' Montgomery, MI6 ....... (Art Svrjcek)
Bass & Gtr - Viktor Martini, CIA ....... (Jim Colby)
Gtr - Sir Giles Latte, MI5 ....... (Bill Bates)
Drums - Von Cleavage, GRU, KGB ....... (Lew Bobbit)
Drums - Mako Dreadlock, Honolulu PD CIU ....... (Jeremy Carlson)
Gtr - Rod Dangerfeldt, FBI ....... (Mark Prentice)
Surf the cosmic waves with these outer spaced hodads! Robots and rockets, yikes!
“Surf, Lounge & Exotic Sounds”
Hi-Tide Recordings is an international record label based in New Jersey, USA. The label is owned & operated by husband and wife team Vincent Minervino & Magdalena O’Connell - renowned DJ duo and producers of the Hi-Tide Summer Holiday.
New Surf Rock album !!!! LUNATICO SR. YAMAGUCHI, ARGENTINA !
Hello everyone, we are new in this forum. We would like to invite you to listen our first album, which we have just released last Monday 16th. Our band is called LUNATICO SR. YAMAGUCHI and we are from Argentina. Hope it helps to have some fun and clear your mind during this world bad situation.
You can find it here:
Your feedback is very important for us. Also, if you liked it, we appreciate sharing with your people.
Instagram or FB: lunaticosr.yamaguchi
You bring the beach, we'll make the party! – Instrumental Surf Music from Tilburg (NL)
An original off our upcoming EP - "No Biggie for Bongo" ~ Get your bananas ready!
NO BANANAS ARE SAFE!
The GO-GO Rillas have escaped the confines of the zoo and are aimed to throw a Banana Party! Where’s the Banana Party? Wherever these apes are! During their time locked away at the zoo, these primates honed their surf and garage rock chops and now Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Fred are on the loose; forever on the run from the evil zoo keeper! Grab a banana and let’s GO-GO!
New track by Los Kosmos, and first track of our new album. You can stream and download it at: https://loskosmos.bandcamp.com/releases
Music: Los Kosmos
Underwater photography: Igor Lapukhin
Filmed at different locations around reefs of Ari (Alufu) Atoll, Maldives