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The Surfing Magazines announce Rough Trade show, drop new single ‘I Dreamed When I Was Young’

The track will feature on their forthcoming album ‘Badgers of Wymeswold’

Garage rock supergroup The Surfing Magazines have announced details of a forthcoming show at London’s Rough Trade East, also unveiling new single ‘I Dreamed When I Was Young’, out 6th October.

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Channeling irresistibly melancholic folk energy, ‘I Dreamed When I Was Young’ marries jangly guitars and charming harmonicas with poignant vocal harmonies. It will feature on their forthcoming album Badgers of Wymeswold, out 22nd October

Taking place on Monday 25th October, the Rough Trade East show will be preceded by an autograph signing session. They will also embark on a January tour that includes performances in Leeds, London, Cambridge and Brighton (full list of dates below).

“Though your song will be ignored by the world, this is in fact all the more reason to sing it, for what is life without romance?” The Surfing Magazines explain. “A song is a message in a bottle thrown into the sea; no one ever expects such messages to actually get read.”

Mixing the noir surf textures of 1960s garage rock along with westcoast sun beaten harmony pop, the 17-track Badgers of Wymeswold will be released on 22nd October. The garage rock supergroup recorded the album at Ranscomb Studio in Rochester in February last year before the start of the first UK lockdown.

The Surfing Magazines playfully describe the album project as the “greatest hits of music from Bill Monroe to The Ventures to The Stranglers to Guided by Voices,” insisting that it is “one of the greatest albums ever made” and “even better than Rod Stewart singing ‘The Great American Songbook’”.

Consisting of one half of Slow Club and two thirds of The Wave PicturesThe Surfing Magazines’ primary influences are Bob DylanThe Velvet Underground and all the great surf guitar music of the 1960s. They burst onto the scene with their eponymous debut album in 2017, a lauded LP described by Record Collector Mag as “a vintage-yet-modern rock’n’roll classic”.

Pushing their sound forward, the band utilise their garage rock ethic and have both drummer Dominic Brider and rhythm guitar player Charles Watson lead on vocals across multiple tracks. The upcoming album sees a return of free form saxophone parts, eerie violins and piano all appear, notably on tracks ‘Nostaw Boogie’ and ‘I’m Going Out Tonight To Play Some Pool’. The title track is drawn from David Tattersall’s nightmare vision about his home town’s population of self governing people, the album artwork was also made by Tattersall and depicts a collage of his referenced dreams. The extensive LP showcases their characteristic sound at their brightest, from softer ballads such as ‘Poppies’ and ‘Silver Breasts’, through to surf guitar rock anthem ‘Locomotive Cheer’.

The final single release ahead of their hotly anticipated album release, ‘I Dreamed When I Was Young’ is splendidly folk-oriented.

Grab tickets for the Rough Trade show HERE.

Tour Dates    

 2021

OCTOBER25th – London @ Rough Trade East          

2022    

JANUARY14th – Glasgow @ CCA15th – Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s 16th – Newcastle @ Cluny 2 20th – Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms21st – Cambridge @ The Portland Arms22nd – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club 28th – Nottingham @ Chameleon29th – Brighton @ West Hill Hall30th – Bristol @ The Exchange                     FEBRUARY3rd – Birmingham @ Hare and Hounds4th – Manchester @ YES5th – Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach

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