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Category: Bands

Daikaiju and Pirato Ketchup 7" Split and US tour dates

Daikaiju and Pirato Ketchup released a 7" split on December 30. Both bands played in Liege (Belgium) for the release party, as Daikaiju ended its Europe Tour.

Featuring unreleased tracks from both bands, the record is currently only available on Pirato Ketchup's bandcamp page and Pirato Ketchup's label, Luik Records.

Next April, Daikaiju and Pirato Ketchup will join forces to wreck USA (East Coast) during a 3 weeks tour. Dates will be announced soon. Records will be sold at the merch after the shows.

You can have a look at the stunning artwork drawn by talended belgian illustrator Zorg Vector on SSOR's Gremmy Award of Best Album Art 2016.


Light Strucks release their first album

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Light Strucks is a surf trio hailing from Uberlândia, Brazil. Their major influences are Surf Music, Punk Rock, Psychedelic Rock and "sertanejo de raiz" (Brazilian country music). Formed in 2015, the band played around Brazil and recorded their first album in 2016. The self-titled LP and CD is going to be released on January 20th on Reverb Brasil Records and the band is going on a massive tour around Brazil and Uruguay to promote it.

You can listen to the album exclusively here on Surf Guitar 101 before the official release. Check it out!


The Atomic Beliveaus Release Debut Album!

Start 2017 right - with your copy of the Atomic Beliveaus first album! This highly anticipated collection of 13 original tunes from Toronto’s newest instrumental combo is just what you need to satisfy your six-string craving. It’s original rock’n’roll with a strong vintage vibe, powered with reverb, echo, tremolo and plenty of whammy! La Bout! is a marvel in Twang-O-Sonic sound, carrying the Link Wray Seal of Approval. Don’t miss out!

Available for download/purchase at the band’s website & CD baby

theatomicbeliveaus.com


New Cruncher CD called "STORMY"

Herbert phoned me a few days ago and told me that he has 26 tunes in the can.
At least 18 will find its way onto the new CD called "STORMY".
In the new year he will start to have them pressed.
So let´s hope for some stunning tracks (this time I have not received a pre-sales cdr
so I don´t know what he will offer!???)

RuediGer


SandBlast releases first album - The True Blue Incident

SandBlast is pleased to announce our first digital audio collection. It was recorded in one day at True Blue studios in Whittier, CA. Kudos to Brad Haymen at the controls. It consists of ten original tunes that vary from straight ahead surf to surf influenced musical walkabouts. We have a few videos on our Facebook page if you'd like to come by and give a listen. https://www.facebook.com/SandblastSurfMusic/

As always, thanks to Jeff and the SG101 folks for your support. Cheers!

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The Akulas - Rustines NEW LP/CD/DIGITAL

The Akulas present you with pride their long-awaited full album Rustines on Green Cookie Records! Listen, buy digital or pre-order Vinyl or Cd now on Bandcamp.
Official Release Day: Saturday 4 March 2017 (we keep you informed soon about the party!) Have fun!

THE AKULAS
Think reverb soaked guitar twang.
Think pounding drum beats.
Think cheesy organ sounds.
Think thumping bass vibes.
Shake all of that together – do not stir.
Serve cool.
That’s The Akulas.

Fine instrumentals, originating between the sun blasted shores of California and the dry deserts of Reverbistan. Rooted in Ghent (Belgium) since 2005, The Akulas remain inspired by the sixties sounds of surf music, Hammond craze and European beat and instrumentals.

After a critically acclaimed 5-track EP released in 2012, The Akulas proudly present a follow-up full album ‘Rustines’ early 2017 on Green Cookie Records.

Over the last years, The Akulas earned their stripes as a live band on stages in Belgium and also in the Netherlands. They played at events such as North Sea Surf Festival (Amsterdam, NL), Viva Lola Festival (Sint Niklaas, BE), Night of the Phantom (Ghent, BE), Rockabilly Day (Assenede, BE), European Bug In (Chimay, BE), De Kaaij (Nijmegen, NL), De Nieuwe Anita (Amsterdam, NL), Charlatan (Ghent, BE).

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New release from Stories from Shamehill

Stories from Shamehill - Made in Amsterdam (2-track Live Single)

Surf rock from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On a sweltering summer Sunday afternoon the lady and gentlemen of Stories from Shamehill hit the stage at The Waterhole in Amsterdam to record "Made in Amsterdam", a two-track live cd-single with hectic, roaring and steamy versions of “Ghost Rockets in the Sky” and “Beach Blanket Bingo”. Recorded in one take, a hit and run!

https://storiesfromshamehill.bandcamp.com/releases

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New Shoot the Pier EP - Sirens of Sado


KINGARGOOLAS Looking for dates in Europe

The KINGARGOOLAS, Surf Rock band from Brazil, go to Europe for the first time in June/2017, and we're looking for some dates in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland.

If anyone can help, please send us a message : sentaaporva@gmail.com

Here some links :

First Album :
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luXaaSK9Hxc&t=875s

Second Album :
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhyaJMsDxnk&t=93s

Surf's UP!!!


Urban Surf Kings "Live in Hell" reissued

Reverb Ranch has just reissued the long out of print "Live in Hell" (Urban Surf Kings). This was recorded on a sweaty summer night in Hell's Kitchen, Halifax, NS. Originally released in 2005 by the Italian label OmOm Records. 13 originals available from Bandcamp today.

https://reverbranch.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-hell-the-originals

The original CD release had several cover songs on it. It garnered a handful of nominations for best instrumental release for Indian Summer Music Awards, and Music NS (USK won that one).

Here is Phil Dirt's review of the original release.

http://www.reverbcentral.com/reviews/u/urban5189.html

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