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Friday the 2nd of July saw the debut release from Northern Ireland's Atomic Drag.
The self-titled EP is 9 minutes and 53 seconds of Surf Punk Rock and includes 3 original tracks and a gonzo blast through the classic Cecilia Ann.
Announcing the surf event of Summer 2021... REVERB REVIVAL
Reverb Revival with The Surfaris, The Young Barons, The Reefriders, Surf Monster, Aloha Screwdriver & Drifting Sand plus afterparty with The Gillbillies and Shark In The Water.
Also featuring a special sizzle reel screening of the upcoming Surf Music Documentary “Full Circle, The Story Of The New Dimensions". The event also includes raffles, giveaways, hot rods and Gabba Gabba Pizza.
Sponsored by Sharawaji Records. Local sponsors include, Carrolls Meats, Denny's Garage, Pedro Point Brewery, Old Princeton Landing, Taylor Made, Sandoval Construction, One Shot Tattoo.
Tickets now available for $25 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5151106
New album by The Routes "Shake Five" out July/August 2021.
New video - Mongolian Chop (taken from "Shake Five"):
"Shake Five" available on:
LP (Topsy-Turvy Records)
The limited yellow vinyl version is limited to 100 copies only:
CD (Double Crown Records)
Featuring artwork by the amazing Joseph Harmon.
Tape (Otitis Media Recordings)
With reversible cover, featuring both the LP and CD covers.
The album is already available to stream or download on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, and all the regular places...
Chillingsworth Surfingham and Sunnyside 5 are going to be bringing the instrumental rock to Winter's Tavern (no crap on tap!) on July 9! Lot's of reverb and fun! Come on out!
NEW VIDEO from beyond the grave !! to see on YouTube !!!
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In 1963 The Atlantics were at the forefront of surf music in Australia, with their classic surf instrumental "Bombora" sitting for eight weeks at No. 1 in the Top 40 charts around Australia.
In 1999, in response to a growing demand from surf music enthusiasts around the world, The Atlantics - Peter, Jim, Bosco and new member Martin, got together in the studio for the first time in thirty years to recreate that surf pounding sound that made "Bombora" such a classic.
The result was Flight of the Surf Guitar. Featuring seventeen tracks, comprising fourteen all new originals, together with brand new recorded versions of three of their most popular songs, "The Crusher", "Rumble and Run" and of course, "Bombora."
This album has now been remixed and remastered for a new generation. It also contains 2 brand new, never released, tracks - Maroubra Beach written by Martin Cilia & Islands in the Surf written by Jim Skiathitis.
So sit back, hang five, and listen once again to the sound of . . . The Atlantics!
Greetings, friends! We are happy to announce that the new Bamboogie Injections' album "Orbit Chaos" is available now on all music platforms and our Bandcamp page! The album consists of seven instrumentals: six brand new originals plus the one as the band's version of surf-era-classic tune. Thank you!
Shoot the Pier announces a new album of ten tunes entitled Chill - written and recorded over the past year and a half during the lock down. Writing this record was our therapy during a time the world was seriously hurting. The album is important to us too, because it will be the last Shoot the Pier record for some time. Ellie gets married in two weeks on June 12th, and shortly after that heads back to the University of Edinburgh to begin her studies for a PhD in Creative Writing. In January of 2012, Ellie and I gave an interview with Cousin Mary on KFJC just after our second record was released. Mary asked Ellie what she hoped to be when she grew up. Ellie was 15, (and already a pretty good bassist and keyboardist I might add), and she told Mary she loved writing and hoped to one day be a novelist. She has always been determined to be good at whatever she does once she sets her mind.
We decided to call the album Chill because we could only write more surfchill-ish tunes during the dark period we were all experiencing. And we thought, as we all get through this, maybe everybody will just want to take a breath and chill. Some of the sections we liked in a few tunes we purposely left redundant. We were playing and really liked a section and said, "just play it again''... and we left it all in. As always, we only did a couple takes on each instrument, trying to capture what we believe to be the "early soul" (and mistakes) for all to hear. Two of our favorite tunes on the record, Swimming Naked with Amphitrite and The Ghost of Edinburgh, we just let them take us to what we think are still pretty cool places. The last tune on the record, My Spanish Lady, is a simple Spanish classical guitar piece that just came to me one night. We recorded it in about an hour, and Ellie said she wanted it to be our father/daughter dance at her wedding in two weeks. One other thing, my Spanish wife Maria played the castanets on that tune, because not even the devil himself can play the castanets without that gene.
The record is now available digitally everywhere. We didn't print CDs, because very few seem to want them anymore. We do recommend the album from our bandcamp site, if you don't have a preference. Because, I seem to constantly play with the mix and master and am able to upload the latest versions on bandcamp. But, all sites are good.
Thanks everyone for your support over the past almost twelve years. It's been a blast. We will see what the future brings. Stay safe, and much love.
Bill & Ellie Sims
Shoot the Pier