MM Shorts 669: Surf City

New Zealand psychgazers Surf City return with an album of sticky summer jams and fuzzy swirls and out and out dream pop blasts. Harnessing the explorations of 2013’s We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This into more focused packages, the group still delivers reverb-soaked joy at every turn in their endeavours to deliver the perfect jittery motorik pop song, Check out Hollow Veins … Continue reading MM Shorts 669: Surf City

New Surf City Track

We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This is the forthcoming album from New Zealand quartet Surf City. The track NYC tells of singer Davin Stoddard’s short time living in New York and captures a haze of broken connections and isolation in the belly of the city. It continues their love affair with psychedelic, reverb-swathed, fuzzy guitar rock while a warm, lush production … Continue reading New Surf City Track

Wednesday Means Eight Of The Best

Its been a good while since we’ve put up one of these type of posts, but a plethora of top notch releases meant it demanded to be temporarily resurrected! So without further ado we have another taste of Laura Marling’s much anticipated new album in the shape of Once, and another taste from the rather weirder folk songstress Amanda Jo Williams and Holster, The Gun … Continue reading Wednesday Means Eight Of The Best

Surf City Release Kudos

We posted recently about the new album, Kudos, from New Zealand’s Surf City on the wonderful Fire Records. The album has now hit stores (real and virtual) and to celebrate here is a second download from the album. So if you like your Spacemen 3, your Animal Collective or even the angular punk-pop hooks of The Clean you’ll find something here to savour. Visit their … Continue reading Surf City Release Kudos

Introducing…Surf City

Updating the psych haze of Spacemen 3 with the circular drone of Animal Collective and the off kilter melodies of The Clean with the drive of Interpol, Surf City is the perfect mix of everything you loved about the early 80s New Zealand jangle and the 60s blur of Velvets and Zombies with the shapeshifting songwriting of today. So if it’s jaw-dropping, Kiwi guitar buzz … Continue reading Introducing…Surf City