Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Saskia Coley
/ Tuesday 24th January, 2023 1:33PM
Tāmaki Makaurau’s wave-riding beach buds Surf Friends have reemerged out from under a jumble of music gear to gift fans new single / video combo ‘Something Real‘, the lead release from their forthcoming first album in four years Sonic Waves. Channeling sun-splashed summer energy into five plus minutes of motorik jangle-psych grooves, the duo of Brad Coley and Peter Westmoreland have cooked up a suitably good vibes-inducing accompanying clip, filmed in part with Coley’s kids while on a camping adventure. Recorded with long-time producer Mark Howden, Surf Friends’ long-awaited latest record launches on 17th March via Flying Nun — they explained how the new single urges listeners to ditch their digital devices and reconnect with reality…
“’Something Real’ is essentially a realisation we had about doing “something real”. What we mean is that instead of falling into the traps of TV, social media, phone addiction etc, you should do “something real” with intent — like playing guitar, spending time with kids and listening to music — always keeping your inner kid alive.”
‘Something Real’ is out today on major streaming services via Flying Nun — ‘Sonic Waves’ compact disc preorders available HERE.