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The Routes - New album! New EP! UK Tour!!!



NEW ALBUM: Reverberation Addict (Topsy Turvy Records)
Release date: October 6th 2023

The Routes are back with their fourteenth studio album “Reverberation Addict”.
Having tackled the music of Kraftwerk on their 2022 album “The Twang Machine”, The Routes have applied their sound (described by Iggy Pop as “beat-you-to-death surf music” on his BBC Radio 6 show) to the genius of Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks.
“Reverberation Addict” sees fifteen Buzzcocks songs reimagined and rearranged as 60s surf guitar instrumental bangers (à la The Ventures, Dick Dale, Terauchi Takeshi, Link Wray, The Surfaris and The Astronauts and more).

And what better endorsement or seal of approval is there than having UK graphic design icon Malcolm Garrett MBE RDI (and designer of the original Buzzcocks records) onboard for the design? Yes, it’s the real deal!

Whether you see it as musical blasphemy or musical alchemy, The Routes have provided the world with another potential future cult classic, destined to irk or jerk future generations for years to come.

Available as a regular black vinyl LP:

OR limited edition translucent blue vinyl LP:

NEW EP: Sonidos Zzumbantes Del Surf Instromental

On 7th September The Routes have a new 4 track 7" EP "Sonidos ZZumbantes del Surf Instromental" coming out on Spain's Ghost Highway Recordings. It contains four Buzzcocks songs, arranged as 60s instrumental surf bangers

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