surfers are total geniuses. Well, they 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.
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, without what we could call a raving success. Their discography is composed of two self-released 7"; a first LP for the major Big Beat, produced by their pal Robin Wills of Barracudas' fame, with the title of "Cowabunga"; "Surf Jet Girl", a superb EP produced by the damned Roman Jugg,, featuring four dazzling songs; a second LP on Beat International, and a third album, on Lux Noise, that opens them the pearly gates to the beat of vocal harmonies, perfect melodies and even more perfect arrangements, assuring them a place just between the Saint Apostles Ramones and Skeletons... and lastly, and now on No Tomorrow, their single "Beach Bound / Camaro Custom", and the album "Hang Loose With The Surfin' Lungs", their best record to date.
Their sound, as we said before, is a mix of classic surf and punk: 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.
So now you know. If you enjoy good pop songs, no matter what they are dressed of; if you are a surf devotee, or if you just think that bands as The Ramones, the early Barracudas or The Undertones are the best thing to happen since the '60s, then you are most likely to welcome the Lungs to the list of your fave bands the minute you listen to "Hang Loose". An easy task, we assure you.