LISTEN: The Surfing Magazines – ‘New Day’

Blues-tinged garage rock quartet The Surfing Magazines’ latest offering is a slick yet nonchalant whirlwind. ‘New Day’ is tinged with influences, from Bob Dylan’s poetics to Lou Reed’s artistic noise. Of the track, the band state “New Day is a super quick tune. Making this record was a real learning curve in a totally different way of writing and recording. The songs were written quickly and recorded quickly to tape. If you get it wrong that’s just basically on the record.”

Made up of two-thirds of The Wave Pictures (David Tattersall and Franic Rozycki), one half of Slow Club (Charles Watson), and drummer Dominic Brider, the four-piece have enough established artistry between them. With these outside sounds, the band delicately weave garage, surf, blues, and Americana together into a perfectly formidable mishmash.

The band release their self-titled debut album on 1 September via Moshi Moshi. And you can catch The Surfing Magazines live over the next couple of months:


19 – All You Read Is Love, Leytonstone

25-27 – Ramsgate Waves Fest, Ramsgate

31 – Wiltshire, End of The Road Festival


01 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

02 – Picture House Social, Sheffield

03 – Angel, Nottingham

08 – Portland Arms, Cambridge

09 – West Hill Hall, Brighton

10 – Exchange, Bristol

13 – MOTH Club, London

22 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

23 – Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

24 – Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

Erin Bashford