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The Barbwires, Messer Chups and The Phantom Four headlining annual surf festival.
On Saturday September 26th the fifth edition of the North Sea Surf Festival, the biggest festival in Northwestern Europe dedicated to instrumental surf music, will be held. The surffrenzy, organised annually by Dutch surf veterans The Phantom Four will once again take place at Melkweg in Amsterdam. Presale has started this Monday.
The festival, which main goal is to promote surf music to a wide variety of music lovers, has contracted a number of bands that have never played in The Netherlands before. This year the Dutch audience can see Swedish bands The Barbwires and The Illuminators, Spanish Els A-Phonics, Italy's Watang! and Los Fantasticos from the UK live for the very first time. Besides hosts The Phantom Four and Russian cult legends Messer Chups the Belgian surf scene is represented by The Scrammers and Humanga Danga, two bands that already blew the crowds of Pacific Parc away during one of the returning North Sea Surf Nights.
On top of the nine bands playing at the venue there will be surf films at the cinema that will be announced at a later stage. In the theater of Melkweg there will be a surf market with collectable surf records. All bands will be doing a signing session at the market after their show. At Melkweg café renowned international DJ's will be spinning 50's and 60's vinyl; DJ Zombierella from Russia (bass player of Messer Chups), DJ Kike Louie from Spain and DJ's Groove Motions and Mz. Siren from the UK.
NORTH SEA SURF FESTIVAL 2015
LIVE: THE BARBWIRES (SWEDEN) / MESSER CHUPS (RUSSIA) / THE PHANTOM FOUR (NL) / ELS A-PHONICS (SPAIN) / LOS FANTASTICOS (UK) / WATANG! (ITALY) / THE SCRAMMERS (BELGIUM) / THE ILLUMINATORS (SWEDEN) / HUMANGA DANGA (BELGIUM)
Saturday September 26th, Melkweg Amsterdam
"Mandira", the new album by The Phantom Four, has just been released.
On The Phantom Four's Bandcamp page you can order the download for 10 euro, for 5 euro more you will receive the digipack as well (ships on Monday June 16th). The vinyl is due for release on September 20th.
Green Cookie Records is proud to announce the addition of Dutch surf legends The Phantom Four to their roster. The label will release their highly anticipated new album "Mandira" on CD on June 14th and on vinyl on September 20th. Both releases will be a cooperation between the band's own label Mirananda Records and Green Cookie Records. The digital release of "Mandira" will be on June 11th on Mirananda Records. On September 17th Green Cookie Records will release a special digital EP with four exclusive mixes. Pre-sales for the Download and CD version, including an instant download of five tracks, has started at http://thephantomfour.bandcamp.com/
"I have always been a huge fan of The Treble Spankers and since day one Phantom Frank imprressed me once again with his work with The Phantom Four. Working with Niels at North Sea Surf Radio we soon discovered we have the same passsion for surf music, especially the tracks exploring the boundaries of the genre by incorporating mediterranean, middle eastern and other world music influences. The Phantom Four are at the top of the food chain when it comes to this approach of surf music and we are therefore delighted to add them to our roster." - Mike Papageorgiou, Green Cookie Records
"Working with Mike from Green Cookie Records at North Sea Surf Radio I have gotten to know him as a very knowledgable, passionate and driven person when it comes to surf music. With the latest vinyl releases from Dirty Fuse, Les Agamemnonz, Surfer Joe, Goggle A and Los Venturas Green Cookie Records was responsible for five of the best releases in 2013 and I consider their equally impressive "Search From Atlantis" to be the best compilation this year so far. We are very delighted and proud to be part of the roster of what we consider one of the best record labels in surf music." - Niels Jansen, The Phantom Four
Green Cookie Records is an independent record label based in Thessaloniki, Greece. The label releases instrumental surf-rock, garage rock, rock and roll and everything in between and has an international roster of artists. Over the years they have released dozens of classic albums by renowned surf bands like Insect Surfers, Speedball Jr., El Ray, The Star And Key Of The Indian Ocean, Los Venturas, Surfer Joe, The Moe Greene Specials and Wadadli Riders. Most recently they released "Search For Atlantis", the very first compilation with surf music bands from Greece.
The Phantom Four, follow up to the legendary band The Treble Spankers, are one of the world's premier instrumental bands. In their 9 year existence they have done around 300 shows throughout Europe. They played every major festival in the Netherlands and have been among the headliners at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival, Surf O Rama Festival and their very own North Sea Surf Festival, the very first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. The Phantom Four is also responsible for setting up North Sea Surf Radio, the first worldwide free online radiostation dedicated to instrumental surf music, 100% commercial free.
Los Venturas, Speedball Jr. and The Voodoo Club bookings are very pleased to announce the 2nd edition of 'The Endless Summer Surf Music Festival 2013'. This year's edition will be hold on Saturday, August 31, again at the Beach of Zeebrugge, Belgium. With the focus on quality rather then quantity we present you this year once more a selection of the best bands in the scene today. In our selection we aim for a line-up that is balanced but diverse. This year's line-up has it all!
In addition to these spectacular performances: DJ's all night long, cocktails, fingerfood, and much more...
And best of all it's 100% FREE!
Lost Acapulco, The Phantom Four, Bang! Mustang! and The Good The Bad added to the line up.
Today the final names have been announced for the North Sea Surf Festival, the first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. Lost Acapulco from Mexico City will be headlining this year´s edition of the festival and will be performing in The Netherlands for the very first time. Furthermore Danish band The Good The Bad and Bang! Mustang! from Leipzig have been added to the line up. The Phantom Four will be performing as well, celebrating the release of their new instrumental album “Murakkam”. Together with The Bambi Molesters, Los Coronas, Pirato Ketchup and Bevel Emboss the line up for the North Sea Surf Festival on September 14th inAmsterdam is now complete.
Several dj´s from widely acclaimed underground parties like Amsterdam Beatclub, Naald & Kraak and Club Rockula will be spinning the best vinyl from the 50´s and 60´s, adding some beat, garage, rock ´n´ roll, ska and Northern soul to the mix. Melkweg Cinema will be showing surf movies that will be announced at a later stage. Together with the presence of a cocktailbar and a record store with collectable surf vinyl and cd´s this will make for a unique surf experience. All in all the festival offers a very divers program and with the coming of Lost Acapulco, The Bambi Molesters, Los Coronas and Bang! Mustang! the North Sea Surf Festival will be host to four renowned surf bands that have never played in The Netherlands before.
Time flies! THE RAZORBLADES, Germany’s fastest,wildest (and maybe loudest) surf punk trio turns 10 years old in 2012! In the last decade, the band from Wiesbaden, Germany released four albums, shared the stage with the Peacocks, Turbo ACs, Fifty Foot Combo, Slacktone and Los Straitjackets and played more than 300 concerts in Europe and the USA.
Time to have a party!
Who: THE RAZORBLADES + THE PHANTOM FOUR
Where: Schlachthof Wiesbaden http://www.schlachthof-wiesbaden.de/
Doors Open: 20.00
…sound like Dick Dale on speed, the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack in turbo mode, like a car chase on Highway 101 with loud punk rock on the radio, 120 mph and no seat belt attached. The three piece from Wiesbaden,Germany combines the classic sities surf sound with neck breaking speed, wild feedback noise and a colorful range of influences. You can hear the American power pop of the Cute Lepers as well as Agent Orange’s West Coast Punk,and the Ska of The Specials. A fun evening is guaranteed!
THE PHANTOM FOUR
Phantom Frank conquered The Netherlands with surfband The Treble Spankers in the late 90's. In the slipstream of the success of Pulp Fiction the band scored an airplayhit with Red Hot Navigator, played all major festivals in The Netherlands and sold 25.000 albums. Since 2005 Phantom Frank plays all over The Netherlands with his new band The Phantom Four. The band opened for Dick Dale, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, G. Love & Special Sauce, and plays at major festivals like Lowlands and Paaspop.
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it or not but the new Phantom Four album "Morgana" is offically out. I've heard the entire album and must say it has everything you come to expect from Phantom Frank and the gang. Yes this is the instrumental album, not the "Sounds From The Obscure" featuring Arguido aka RudeBoy. You have several options when purchasing either or both. I personally don't mind the Argido material as I was a fan of his former group Urban Dance Squad. http://thephantomfour.bandcamp.com/album/morgana