These mental surfers are not playing uncooked, conventional surf music, but, to keep it short, a mixture of the best punk and new wave energy plus more traditional surf. That thing that is usually called power pop, with pop, catchy songs played with energy, to which the Lungs add typical surf music elements, like the sound of the guitars, or the vocal arrangements, or, above all, the melodies. They got together at Bracknell, an inner village about 40 kms. from London, at the start of the '80s. Since then, they've been releasing records on different labels.
Bleeding Knees Club are an emerging indie/punk band from the Gold Coast, Australia. They are a duo comprised of Alex Wall on drums and vocals, and Jordan Malane on guitar. Their influences include Wavves, The Black Lips and Ty Seagal.
Genre: Thrash Pash Gash Rash
Record Label: eww
At least three bands have called themselves The Stingrays 1)Power-pop/punk band from the UK that formed in 1977, released a a three song EP in 1980 on Fried Egg records, a single, and a song on the Avon Calling compilation out of Bristol, UK. A live album came out some time later. Russ Mainwaring seems to have been the only constant member. Stingrays Line up 1:
Russ Mainwaring - Guitar
Bill Stair - Bass
Pete Thelke - Vocals
Dean Sidney - Drums This line up is heard on the album The Stingrays at the Dugout (1977): The Sound of Two Hands Clapping..
The Long Tall Texans are a psychobilly/rockabilly band from Brighton, UK. The current line-up is: Mark (vocals/slap bass), Theo (drums), Garry (guitar) and Brother Matthew (guitar). Roy Williams of Nervous Records remembers well when our heroes were trying to get signed, in typical fuzzy rockabilly folklore style the details are just that, fuzzy, but he does recall a piss-up of monumental proportions at a gig downstairs at the Clarendon organised by a woman unknown who promised free booze for interested parties.
There is more than one group that goes by the name The Drums.
1 ) Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham met at summer camp when they were children and have been best friends ever since. Soon after their initial meeting, they formed Goat Explosion and toured extensively in North America during their teenage years. Around 2003, Jonathan and Adam Kessler formed Elkland. In the meantime, Jacob formed a band called HORSE SHOES (Shelflife Records).
There are multiple artists named The Fugitives: 1. Garage band who released their sole LP The Fugitives at Dave's Hideout in the summer of 1964. 2. The Fugitives, a combination of multi-talented Vancouver artists Mark Berube, Barbara Adler, and Brendan McLeod, have been classified under many guises: slam folk, folk hop, spoken word cabaret. Yet a common throughline is always their remarkable storytelling abilities.
The Big Face and the Boogie Woogie Boogie Board Boys were a successful surf group from 1963, Selling their souls for gnarly boards and bodacious twangy riffs they were king of the waves and charmers of the babes. Unfortunately their god like status in the surf world didn't save them from what can only be described as the WORST surf related accident in history leaving all the members near death and washed out to sea. The public accepted that The boys had tragically lost their lives to the big blue.
Kaizers Orchestra is a Norwegian alternative rock group. Owing to their energetic live concerts and critically praised recordings, they are among the most popular and acclaimed musical acts in their homeland, and have also gained international renown; they are among the first Norwegian artists (outside the genre of black metal) to gain international recognition and popularity while singing in their native language.