Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Y Niwl

I came across this band today and they are a good example of modern surf music revival. They are called Y Niwl and hail from wales, I dont have a clue what the name means but its a pretty decent tune.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Watusi Zombie

Cool little exotica/surf track by Jan Davis complete with the lovvverly Bettie Page.

vamos a la playa

http://lpcoverlover.com/ This website has a fantasic array of old Lp covers split into loads of different catagories. Some are cool, most are bizarre and Ive already spent about 2 hours soaking the weirdness in.

Friday, 18 March 2011


aaaaand Elvis as the King! I like the one at the top best, I will draw it again with a nice little crown.


Some sketches for the printmaking project, Freddie mercury as Queen geddit?

Kill Surf City

Surf music is genre of pop music originating in California in the early 60's as mostly instrumentals to dance to although bands like the beach boys and Jan and Dean added a vocal element to it. It has gone through many revivals over the years and there is a strong surf culture behind the music and a dedicated following still.

Image plays a big part in surf style and trashy visuals like the Ed Roth inspired image above are common. I really dig this retro low culture thing and wish to incorporate in somehow into the American project.